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 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.