Cool eBay Find #164

A pre-HE Jaguar XJ-S is a lovely thing, and this one certainly could be with a lot of love (and bodywork!). With a current bid price of £1,550 this is a bit of a bargain considering it does run and drive (though the owner notes that the gearbox was sluggish when he last drove it). Its had two owners in the past 20 years and has just 83,000 miles on the clock, which is barely run in for one of these V12s. The car comes with its original cassette radio and Kent alloys, and had a few repairs during its time with the previous owner that include a new offside floor, offside outer sill and other repairs (mostly to the offside along the entire length for some reason). The car also comes with history and some period documentation which is very nice to have when it comes to resale.

Personally if I was taking on the project I would be seeing if the gearbox was worth sorting or just replacing, and then I might consider doing a manual conversion (which can really be transformative for an XJ-S). I’m curious to see how much this car sells for.

Please note that its important to view any car you’re interested in purchasing but the description on this one seems to be mixed up since the photos of the offside of the car have a fair bit of rot in them and there is only a limited amount of photos total.

Cool eBay Find #164

Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S

#58 brings a new title format which lists the car and the auction too, hopefully drawing more people to read and also making it easier to find each individual mini article. As you can see this spot is a lovely 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S with a very clever (if illegal) private number plate that is supposed to spell out ‘Bond’. Continue reading “Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S”

Cool eBay Find #157: Mercedes 600 SEL

Now this generation of Mercedes S-Class/CL certainly isn’t the prettiest they ever produced, but it does have its charms and it has double glazed windows which is a nice surprise the first time you open the door on one. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #157: Mercedes 600 SEL”

Internet Find #77

To me, the Aston Martin DB9 is a car that keeps looking better with age, which is quite an impressive feat for any car. This 2008 model is currently listed with Stratstone (not an AM main dealer) for a shade under £48,000. Continue reading “Internet Find #77”

YouTube #9

I came across this video a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty incredible, as its not often that you get the chance to see many millions of pounds worth of Aston Martins messing around in a huge warehouse. The ‘warehouse’ in question is the facility that has become AM’s Newport Pagnell factory, before it was fitted out. Give this one a watch (and a listen!) because it is pretty epic.

Auction Spot #45

This weekend is the first Morris Leslie Classic Auction of 2018, and there are certainly some cool cars up for grabs, but you will have to travel for them. Continue reading “Auction Spot #45”

YouTube #6

I haven’t watched a huge amount of ‘Harry’s Garage’ videos but I do like his presenting style, and will certainly be watching more. I love the Jaguar XJS (if you hadn’t already guessed), and this colour has got to be one of my favourites, especially on a Pre HE car, which, to me, just has a real style to it that becomes something different in later cars. This is a great video, and well worth a watch.

 

Auction Spot #43

There isn’t a huge amount of information with this lot, apart from that it is believed that the mileage is correct at 46,000 (which if true would be very low), and that it has been a part of a collection for a long time. Continue reading “Auction Spot #43”

Cool eBay Find #143

My last eBay Find was a bargain XJS that had low miles, this one is much more expensive (though still cheap) with very low miles and a great history to it. This car has had only two lady owners (which may have meant something when it was built but not so much anymore) but what is important is who the first of those lady owners was. The first owner was the wife of the founder of Janspeed Engineering, which is pretty incredible. The second owner was her sister, so it is a one family owned car that has very low mileage and is unrestored and very original apart from a couple of rare Janspeed additions. According to the listing the car has never been welded and is remarkably rust free, which is pretty impressive for one of these. The write up for the listing is absolutely fantastic and whoever wrote it has done a brilliant job of selling the car to me, I want it!

Cool eBay Find #143