Long time member here although I have not been very active in recent years. I’ve had my 1988 XJ40 since 1999. It was my primary car for years, and in 2013 I converted it to the Getrag 265 5-speed using factory parts (major bits were sourced from forum regular Pete Crespin). In 2014 I moved to the west coast and the car has been mostly in dry storage ever since, with semi-regular exercise. The length of the storage is longer than I intended so I’m feeling the pressure to either ship it from NC to OR where I can better maintain it or sell it.
I’ve held on to it this long because I had long vowed to “never sell”. It was my 2nd car, and I’ve sunk many thousands more than it’s worth into it. Besides the transmission project, I did all the major maintenance jobs: rebuilt head from Coventry West, rebuilt diff, all new suspension bushings and shocks, sports pack front lowering springs from JDHT, brakes, lenses and cosmetic stuff, blower motors, on and on…
It’s not perfect by any means but it’s a well looked after early build US-spec Sov, above average for those that are left. 6/87 build. I think about 215k miles. Arctic haze blue over barley. 16" 20-spoke alloys.
Anyway, couple of quick searches shows that these have not yet begun to appreciate , and I have no illusions of big money if I sell, BUT, mainly wondering if there is interest out there? With all the effort invested if I do sell I would mainly like to see it find a good home with someone who will continue to take care of it.
If your’e still with me thanks for reading. Any thoughts, interest, or advice appreciated!!!
Asking price (if selling): TBD
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Contact information: send a PM
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