Well, I bought the car very recently for £250 and I am subjecting it to restoration. There is no major rust on it, the only rust is surface stuff, much better than many XJ40's of this vintage, it needs sills, doors, bonnet and front wings, but just sills for the MOT.
I still own my Rover 800 series, well my several 800's, and the XJ40 is just another car that I admire and want to own. With the cost of cars this size being so cheap, I'd be stupid not to purchase one for restoration. Parts are of a comparable price to the 800 series, some parts are actually cheaper, items like the SLS rear shocks are noticeably cheaper.
The interior is brilliant, looks like something out of Space 1999, digital Atari dashboard and other toys, not as gadget laden as my 827 Sterling, but has enough buttons to keep me entertained, and it looks gorgeous, like an 800 series, but the next step up!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2001