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Help needed - just purchased a 1985 XJS HE with a manual 5 speed!


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Hi Everyone,

I have just joined as on a whim purchased the above car - unseen ! call me brave or stupid, I wont be offended

Hoping to gain lots of knowledge and advice from this forum. I have (many years ago) owned a plethora of XJ Series 2 CARS, inc XJC 5.3 and Daimler VDP Double Six etc

Firstly, car has no MOT and will need some work for sure. I am based in West London nr Ealing so the first ask is a garage to have an initial look at the car and gain its MOT ?

Secondly, what do I need to look for ? EG usual suspects for rust etc etc

Looking forward to some helpful advice

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Welcome to the club, Faried.

The XJS is the last car that was partially designed by Malcolm Sayer, the designer of the E Type.  His drawings were found after his early death.

So you have a classic car.  There is a forum on this site for the XJS owners and there is quite a good following which could well assist you.

The early cars were mainly gas guzzlers and Jaguar developed a less thirsty engine which I think you have.

Let us know how you get on.



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