Category Archives: Shed-tastic

Great, but high risk cars for under £3,000……do you dare?

1994 BMW 530i V8 Manual. £1.7k

Now this would make a great fun family shed. Maybe something to run for the dog, shopping trips or the train car park? No, its not the 540i but this should do, and you see very few of these in manual and it has an LSD. What more is there? Get it bought. Link 

530i 1

530i 2   Advert text… BMW E34 530i V8 Manual Touring for sale. 1994 M reg, 122k miles Arctic Grey with manual grey leather, not heated. MOT 17/11/14, not currently taxed but I can do this at extra cost for the new owner if required. 

It’s a pretty well optioned car with LSD, Cruise Control, Air Con, Trip Computer amongst other things all from the factory. The chassis number ends GF60170 if you want to check the spec out.
The car is generally in excellent condition as the photos show. There are only a couple of body imperfections on it as shown in photos 10, 11 & 12, not bad at all for a twenty year old car. 

Interior is very clean and has worn well. All the electrics work, twin sunroofs, windows, all tailgate functions fully operational too.
I have not tried the air conditioning so potential buyers should assume it doesn’t work. All components are still in place though. Stereo unit shown in tyne photos is no longer fitted and is not included in this sale.
Recent work includes two new tyres, new front springs & strut inserts, new drop links at the front with and new rear standard shocks with updated springs to compensate for the SLS delete which happened before I got the car. New rear top mounts too.
The car drives lovely but would benefit from the front suspension going through as there is a slight vagueness to the steering and the tendency to tramline a bit. The steering box itself has some play as well so could do with tightening up as a starting point. Other than that, it’s ready to go. 
The main reason for sale is that the car just isn’t getting used. I looked for quite a while for a decent Touring and this one must be one of the better ones out there.
Viewing strongly recommended if possible prior to making an offer. I am willing to walk you around the car giving potential buyers who are a distance away an honest appraisal of the car. In addition, I can take as many photos as required of any specific area requested, please just ask
Please no time wasters! I don’t really want swap or part exchange offers on the car please, all sensible offers will be considered though. 

1985 XJS V12. £3k

Surely these are currently under valued, especially with the way classic prices have been going over the last few years? I am showing my age here but this was the car, in the same colour (not the actual one..) used by The Saint (if you have no idea then google it, it was a tv programme). Looks like its been well looked after and you might be able to pick this up for £2,500? It’s advertised at c.£3k on “the bay”. Linky

3. V12 XJS

Advert text…

1986 Jaguar XJS V12
This car has been my pride and joy for the past 7 years and sadly I’ve not had the chance to use it as often as I should.
Private plate – A19 GPP
The bodywork really is excellent with no rust.
The front and rear arches are perfect, the paint has an excellent shine.
The underside is very good and has been undersealed from new.
The interior is very good with the headlining being replaced around 2 years ago.
The wheels have been polished at great expense and really set it off, there is no curbing at all.
The engine starts first turn of the key and sounds very well, it has covered 105,000 miles. There is no a blow on the exhaust however.
The gearbox changes nicely.
I spent £2000 having the front and rear brakes refurbished a while back and a full service it now stops dead straight! A rarity with an XJS.
It has an expensive Clifford alarm.
There is the original folder and history, prior to me a Jaguar Enthusiast Club member owned it for 10 years.
I have not used it since last October and it has been sitting in my heated garage, (It has always been stored inside, by myself and the previous owner) there is no M.O.T or tax at present, the only thing I can see it needing is the exhaust blow, however it may pass with it.
I’m only selling as I am moving abroad but I won’t be giving it away, if It doesn’t make a fair price I will keep it and arrange storage.
These cars are very undervalued at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before they really shoot up in value.
If you are looking at this I’m sure you will know about them, any inspection is welcomed!