As well as being owner of this web site,
I was for quite a few years, the XJC Register
Secretary of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia here in New South Wales.
I've been a long time XJC admirer, and after several forays into Jaguar ownership, including a Series l XJ6 and a Daimler 2.5 (great car, wish I still had it), my interest in the XJC was rekindled one night when I saw an XJC for sale on Parramatta
Road. I came across a car sales yard that had a BRG coupe for sale, out of my price range though. I then started the inevitable path to coupe ownership, and began checking the for sale
I found my car not long after, and it had been languishing in a repossession yard for some months, out in the weather. After a mechanical examination, which was fairly critical and should have turned me off it, I blindly went ahead and bought my XJC. To make matters worse, in some eyes at least, it was Greensand in
colour. It's mine and I start the trip home. The motor starts to splutter and begs for fuel, well after all, it is a V12
I've been feeding it ever since.
That was in 1992, and many years and dollars later, it's in very good mechanical shape, but I'd like to do a repaint and redo the interior.
We've done a quite few trips in the coupe now - it's been to Melbourne,
Noosa and Canberra a few times, as well as the usual club runs around
Sydney. It's great driving, although that's becoming more expensive these