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Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #556799
30/01/19 05:30 PM
30/01/19 05:30 PM
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I had one of the last of the XJS V 12’s. From new.
Lovely car but the V12 was the 6.2 which compared to the 5.3 was lumpy thanks to all the emissions stuff strapped to it. ( only 308hp) it got through tyres every 11000 miles & was regularly in the garage getting something fixed.
Final straw was the auto box had the odd “tizzy”. I decided I did not wish to own it outside warranty.
Shame really as when I bought it I had intended to keep it long term.
The garage also did something odd to it on 1st Service (1000 miles) it was returned to me with the fan belt rubbing on the radiator filler. After it came back again, it kept showing sludge in the water filler cap. Garage said it was probably inhibitor put in by the factory.
I have my suspicions what happened on that 1st service but it put me off the car.
They are lovely & a bit like Morgan’s. If you can get a well sorted one you will not be disappointed.

Last edited by IcePack; 30/01/19 05:32 PM.

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Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #556808
30/01/19 05:53 PM
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Lancashire, England
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Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
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A barber in Southport where I get all of my shaving and cologne stuff has one

A late model convertable in light metallic blue with cream leather
I must admit it looks the business

And I agree, I think although it’s a tad on the aesthetically dull side, they are now becoming a timeless classic


2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater
Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #556893
31/01/19 08:29 AM
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Over the years I had 3 of the 6 cylinder versions, all hard tops. If I went for number 4 it would be a convertible. Lovely drive and bucket loads of style.


Ken A.
Plus 4 2009 Centenary Metallic Red
Mercedes A250
Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #556902
31/01/19 09:00 AM
31/01/19 09:00 AM
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South Yorks
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I know this will have some of you chomping on your pipes, but remember seeing this Lister version at the NEC Classic auctions if the sensible classic lines are just not enough


https://www.google.com/search?q=lister+x...344&bih=609


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Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #556982
31/01/19 04:14 PM
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Yuk. They were a travesty of a replacement for the E type. A barge.

Re: Classic XJS [Re: howard] #556996
31/01/19 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted By howard
Yuk. They were a travesty of a replacement for the E type. A barge.

One man's meat...


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: Classic XJS [Re: BobtheTrain] #557000
31/01/19 04:56 PM
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I think the Cabrios look really good.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
1994 Connaught Green +8





Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #557002
31/01/19 05:33 PM
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Luton, Bedfordshire
My wife had the cabrio version of the latest XK for a day when her car was in for a service. We both loved it.


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Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #557016
31/01/19 06:16 PM
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South Yorkshire
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South Yorkshire
Two Words...........

Lynx Eventer. eat



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2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4
Re: Classic XJS [Re: Clipper] #557017
31/01/19 06:23 PM
31/01/19 06:23 PM
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Lancashire, England
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Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
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I like a 4 seater sports car

Can’t think why


2008 Bugatti Blue Roadster 4 Seater
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