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#1 Reeeeally tempted..

Post by abowie » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:46 am



Unfortunately it's about 3500 km from my house.
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#2 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by chrisfell » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:00 am

3500 kms, 2200 miles. That sounds like a challenge.
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#3 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by abowie » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:07 am

The problem in a nutshell is the engine. If it's good it's a bloody bargain. If it's not the car is essentially worthless as it will cost me around the purchase price to build it properly.

But I sooo want one!

I watched this live.
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#4 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by politeperson » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:39 am

Dont think about it Andrew, just do it.
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#5 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by H7OB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:22 am

That Bathurst video is one of my YouTube favourites and a potentially powerful influence on such a decision!

Just do it, lifes too short!
If in doubt, watch the video again and turn up the volume higher! :bigrin:
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#6 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by malcolm » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am

I get the "buy it now!" because it's the sort of impetuous thing I'd do. However, that engine has been "very well used" so I understand Andrew's reluctance to travel a couple of thousand miles on a whim.
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#7 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by christopher storey » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:50 am

What a wonderful noise ! Buy it ! The long straight at Bathurst is really something ( although it fills me with apprehension because my younger son had a nasty 180 mph crash there in February this year )

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#8 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by MarkRado » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:48 am

I guess there are not many of these around, let alone for sale. Id travel these miles and listen to the engine- and buy it, if it is not scrap. You will have to go over the engine anyway...
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#9 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by abowie » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:30 am

Hmm. So what does my new avatar tell you?
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#10 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by Gfhug » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:24 am

:bouncyyellow: :bouncyyellow: :bouncyyellow:

Now tell us more about your new toy. This may be an E Type forum, but a report or two on this car and your experiences will not be out of place.
So pleased for you Andrew :wink:

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#11 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by christopher storey » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 am

Well done that man ! Let's hear about it, or better still hear it !

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#12 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by MarkRado » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:08 pm

:bigrin:
Congrats and a lot of joy with your new toy!!
:drinkingcheers:
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#13 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by H7OB » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Respect! Congratulations!
An update, with appropriate pics and gratuitous video / audio would be well recieved when possible! :wink:
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#14 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by vee12eman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:30 am

Ok. Now I’m jealous. I was at a JCCV show some years back and they had one of the Bathurst XJS cars there. I arrived late and hadn’t got around, so I didn’t know about it. Then someone started it...

Now I got into E-types through a love of early cars,like many, but now I’m a V12 guy. About the only thing that could be more impressive to me than that XJS is one of the US racing E V12 cars, Bob Tulius or the East Coast equivalent from Huffaker.

Andrew, enjoy it and I hope to see/hear it sometime soon!

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#15 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by abowie » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:57 am





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#16 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by AussieEtype » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:46 am

Ok as the original Post information is no longer available I am having trouble following the dots.

Yes I gather you have the XJS and I am very familiar the 1985 Bathurst 1000 but exactly what car do you have - the winner, one of the other cars or what?

I need specifics 8-) - where was it, is it still in racing spec, mods after the race? Registered or you got trade plates on it?

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#17 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by abowie » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:19 pm

Nah it's just a replica. I think Mike Roddy has one of the originals.
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#18 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by politeperson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Andrew,

You have my total respect. You are the man. What an excellent purchase.

Look at the piece of crap I bought last week. Compare and contrast. (Its from Australia!).

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When do you get it? How long does it take?

Excellent. Very exciting indeed.

Look what my friend bought. 1976, original color as well, mint but needing recommissioning which is under way.

No rust - ever!


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My congratulations to you, Life is too short.
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#19 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by H7OB » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:56 pm

Thanks for that, awesome!
The last words say it all! 🤣🤪
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#20 Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 pm

That's nice. Sounds amazing too.

That's Landie is really nice, James. Don't change a thing and just keep it going. Maybe a canvas tilt. I have a 1978 Series 3 in a similarly tatty state but it's got a galvanised chassis and bulkhead. Sails through the MOT every year!

We're a lucky bunch!
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