1987 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6 24 valve AJ6 from UK and Ireland
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
3rd Oct 2001, 17:23
I have never seen a running Jaguar here in Oklahoma for less then $2000. Of course most of the cars are rust free even after twenty years of use. I would love to buy a Jaguar for under $500. Even a Jaguar for parts is going to cost you over $1000.
22nd Nov 2001, 03:18
Problem with this country (UK) is that high insurance and petrol prices drive the values of nice cars like this through the floor. Since writing the review it has a new bonnet and doors, and shall soon have a respray as well!