I sent him a text, saying sorry it wasn't what he was looking for etc etc.
He replies that car took a long time to 'find reverse' and he figures the gear box is fubar, also reckons the rear arch looks like its made of filler (it isn't, it is all metal and has never been repaired!?:shock:).
My wife reversed it out of the garage, and couldn't find the handbrake (they are on the right in an XJ-S) which accounted for the delay.
TBH the bloke sounds like a muppet, I'd rather keep the car than sell it to him.
BTW I know a few nice folks from Essex, and it's nothing to do with his county of residence.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 6500 Ultegra. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6800. 2014 Wilier GTR Dura Ace 9000.