About this car
This particular car came from Japan. Bought for me by one of my close friends there (I lived there for almost a decade as I used to own an export company in Japan) and imported to the UK this August.
This is a late Series 3 Double 6 first registered in March 1990 and delivered to her home in Tokyo. Her pervious keeper was certainly a meticulous person and the car comes with a mountain of paperwork. What we do have is a stunning history of the vehicle. Details of which I will write below.
The car, in line with its low mileage and careful owner, is stunning. The bodywork is straight and unmarked and not plagued with rust, indeed, I cannot find any rust on the car anywhere. The interior is also as you would expect from the mileage.
30th August 1990 – First service at 1,315kms
22nd Feb 1993 – First major service at 4,717 kms
14th March 1995 – Major Service at 7,775 kms
12th March 1997 – Major service at 9,450kms
16th March 1999 – Major Service at 11,715 kms
8th March 2001 – Major Service at 13,288 kms
11th March 2003 – Major Service at 14,869 kms
22nd March 2004 – Major Service at 16,317 kms
7th March 2005 – Major Service at 18,192 kms
5th July 2006 – Service at 19, 309 kms
28th June 2006 – Service at 21,222kms
29th Jan 2007 – Service at 22,546kms
5th March 2007 – Major Service at 22,804kms
13th March 2007 – Replacement Solenoid at 22,890 kms
8th Jan 2008 – Oil pressure switch at 23,604 kms
16th December 2008 Major Service at 25,533 kms
All of this work was carried out at Jaguar.
At this point the Jaguar Service book becomes full and the file continues with the receipts of services:
21st March 2011 Full Service at 30,524kms
25th March 2013 Full Service at 39,500 kms
10th April 2015 Full Service at 46,272 kms
16th April 2017 Full Service at 50,277 kms
Upon arrival in the UK I had the car transported to Tom Lenthall in Finchampstead. If you know Jaguars, you know Tom, in my view the most knowledgeable and thorough Jaguar guys. The car had developed some electrical issues with the lights during the long trip from Japan and I asked Tom to service the car and ensure everything was perfect with no cost constraints as I have been planning to use this car as my own.
Below is a list of what Tom and the guys did:
Remove & Replace front upper damper bushes
Remove & Replace front suspension V mounts and round mounts
Remove & Replace front anti roll bar drop links
Remove & Replace rear radius arms
Remove & Replace light switch and indicator stalk
Fitted UK rear fog lamps
Remove & Replace idle air control valve
In total I spent £2700 with Tom but it is worth it as the car drives like new. When I collected it, the mechanic I spoke to said that he had never seen anything like this and the underside of the car was in stunning condition. Please feel free to call and verify.
Since then I have had a clifford alarm system fitted and enjoyed the car.
The car has a wonderful thick binder of service history and the original books.