I’ve got the opportunity to purchase this XJ40 that’s been sitting around for a few years. It’s off to the wreckers tomorrow unless I purchase it.
The car itself has been used for shows and things before. It’s tidy, especially the interior, rust spot on the rear and near the window which shouldn’t be too major. The current owner believes it’s a special edition - possibly one of 19 to come into the country (this is what he’s been told by the previous owner. There’s a sign from a show inside saying it’s a special edition also). Checking the VIN it doesn’t look like the special edition. The only difference I can see is that is has a green badge below the gear stick.
Carjam says there are 17 registered in NZ. I wonder if that’s what he means by special? A low amount came to NZ originally and this is an original NZ New? But if that’s the case, my 1987 XJ40 would be super special as carjam only says 3 are registered!
Any ideas if there’s anything special about this car? Sorry for lack of pictures, as a new user I can only attach one. More pictures here…