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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:00 pm 
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Retro.

Fast.

Room for a bike (and you could sleep in it at a race too).

Rare.


The Lynx Eventer, 5.3 V12 XJ-S estate! I want one very badly! :P


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:08 pm 
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Beautiful, I've always had a hankering for one but outside of the realm of my pockets I'm afraid. The best I managed in that style was a Lancia Beta HPE and a Reliant Scimitar SE5a, great bike transporters if you can manage the fuel !!

Barry


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:53 pm 
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For sale?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:02 am 
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No, unfortunately. That one is off Lynx's web site, a complete restoration and conversion.

Only 65 eventer's have been built. The last one I saw sell went for £18k and was based on a 1993 XJR-S 6.0 V12 auto. (burgandy met. with black leather). Lynx will still build you one if you have a suitable donor. Bank on about £35k. :shock:


They are very sought after. Show jumpers love them! I once saw one towing a Rice horse box, classy! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:28 am 
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Rare as hen's teeth.
As said above, a Scimitar would be a cheap, plastic alternative.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:33 am 
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In my dream world one of these would be my daily driver.
I'd use my 1981 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India on the weekends! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:25 am 
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Stick Legs wrote:
Retro.

Fast.

Room for a bike (and you could sleep in it at a race too).

Rare.



I think you forgot Unreliable on that list ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:13 am 
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Good well looked after XJ-S's are okay.

The problem with any big car is as it get's cheaper things get missed and they don;t get serviced like they should do. My last one cost £1200 per year, with out anything going wrong, to keep running. But she never let me down!

Buy a really good one, look after it and don't use it as a daily driver and it's as reliable as any other luxury car.

I have half an eye on a 24000 mile 1980 V12 XJ-s right now. Really nice! 8) No room for bikes and I should build a garage first really!

EDIT: The last of the pre-HE XJ-S had Lucas P-Digital injection (sounds cleverer than it is) and no concern for emissions or consumption. They would AVERAGE 11mpg :shock: However they were also the fastest road XJ-S's ever, including the TWR 6.0 Litre conversions. :P


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:29 pm 
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my sister-in-law had an xj12 what a heap of shite
sorry but it was the most unreliable piece of crap ever it needed
about 6 gallon of petrol even to start
2 years of my life rescuing my wifes big sister from all over the bloody country .....at 1 o'clock in the morning
when(when) it went it was ....okay.. but ffs buy a merc or a bm.
or a toyota.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:24 am 
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That looks like a really nice car.


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