Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hidden Jaguar - Update
So today Sept 30, 2013 go see this car in daylight. After looking the car over, this one you walk away from unless you have a lot of money doing nothing in the bank. It is a Series 2 XKE 2+2 4.2L with manual transmission.
The rust issues are far worse than originally thought. That dark line where bonnet meets the sill in the above picture is not a shadow but rust. On the passenger side bonnet sill with the lock, its the bonnet sill itself that is rusting. The passenger headlight bucket also has corrosion. The passenger door paint actually has multiple cracks in it of over four inches. The little valley in the sheet metal between the driver rear wheel arch and roof has a large patch of paint missing showing primer and rust. Some of the wires in the wire spoke wheels also show oxidation.
All the glass is present. And the chrome seems in good shape. Passenger front turn signal lens is broken. Inspection sticker on windshield says 2003. The butterscotch colored leather interior seems to be there but the driver seat is badly ripped and showing padding. The glove box is open and a mess of wiring is spilling out, get the feeling someone has been thwarted by the British electrical system when trying to install an aftermarket radio.
Needless to say, without talking to the people at oil change place, I have determined this car will not be finding a place in my garage.