My last possiblity fuzzled out, now this one comes along complete with similar mysteries. 1985 XJ6 Series 2. Airlines executive bought ten years ago for $10K and has spent a ton on it, including new black paint years ago and specifically an engine swap . I know, I know, blasphemy! BUT for him the reason was sound. Ever driven in Bangkok? Constantly bumper to bumper, in 95° to 105°+, idling for ten minutes again and again. He loved the Jag but the overheating issue rendered the 30 yr old LimeyMobile just too unreliable. So he had a 3 litre 24 valve Toyota engine installed. Problem solved.
He has too many cars so this one had been parked for I think about 2-3 years uncovered in the blistering sun which fried the interior and stressed the paint. He is in the process of preparing it for repainting. Here are the photos the he sent me.
Never dull moment in my quest to get into a Jag here in the Land of Smiles!