Scratching the Itch

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Scratching the Itch

Postby Faf » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Hi everyone Newby member here... I've owned 2 S-types (ford era) and an X-Type. Just scratched that annoying itch and bought a 4lt Celebration from Clarkes - Picking it up at the end of the month after a bit of work to cosmetically tart it up...
What is there going on in the Bristol / SW area over the next coming months?? I've never felt the need to join the club with the S-type but for some reason the XJS seems "special" - waiting eagerly for collection day!


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Re: Scratching the Itch

Postby franrca » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:00 pm

Welcome Matt and congrats on your purchase.

I also bought a Celebration from Clarkes circa 11 years ago - and it's still going!!

What you get from Clarkes isn't necessarily a 100% perfect car, but it is a really good car that you can have confidence in and can expect a very solid base; it's deffo not a pup...although I'm sure you know this already.

Don't forget to post some pics when you pick it up...can we stop you? :-)


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Re: Scratching the Itch

Postby davidr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 pm

Hello and welcome!
We'd love to see some pictures and your first impressions when you've collected the car
1996 XJS Celebration Conv. (shown on the JEC stand at NEC Nov 2015)
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Re: Scratching the Itch

Postby greeban » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 am

I have the 4.0 Celeb and it is the dogs nuts! Having modern electronics there is less to go wrong - had mine nearly 15 years and the electrics have been spot on, as has the engine. Some body issues but nothing major - if the windscreen surround has not been sorted this may be an issue at some point; ideally when you get a chip in the windscreen have it pulled out to check.

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Re: Scratching the Itch

Postby Faf » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:32 pm

Picked her up today. Long drive back from Brighton to Bristol, didn’t miss a beat.
Only down side is the cigarette lighter socket that isn’t working. Can any tell me where I’d find the fuse!?

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