Introduction & thanks - the purpose of this book 1. Is it the right car for you? - marriage guidance 2. Cost considerations - affordable, or a money pit? 3. Living with an XJ - will you get along together? 4. Relative values - which model for you? 5. Before you view - be well informed 6. Inspection equipment - these items will really help 7. Fifteen minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 8. Key points - where to look for problems 9. Serious evaluation - 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 10. Auctions - sold! Another way to buy your drea 11. Paperwork - correct documentation is essential! 12. What's it worth? - let your head rule your heart! 13. Do you really want to restore? - it'll take longer and cost more than you think 14. Paint problems - a bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 15. Problems due to lack of use - just like their owners, XJ40s need exercise 16. The Community - key people, organisations and companies in the XJ40 world 17. Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips Index
This is Peter's fifth Jaguar book, which he writes between medical writing assignments which pay for the cars! He has owned numerous Jaguars and Daimlers, mostly requiring significant work to repair but all eventually delivering their own combination of the Jaguar 'grace, space and pace' combination. Peter currently uses a 1993 XJ12 6.0L version of the XJ40 as his daily driver, and it delivers uncanny smooth power from walking pace to licence-losing speeds. Having inspected many other XJ40s in poor condition, as well as some immaculate examples, he is ideally placed to help you spot the difference and buy a good car.