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    Jaguar XK140 Explored

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    Can any one help with a spare copy of this book ?
    Thanks Jim

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    2000 Jaguar X308 4.0
    1973 Jensen Interceptor Mk III 7.2
    1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk I 6.3

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    Whats your experience with Motoring Books SV given the price being asked and your obvious expertise ,
    I have been keeping a look out for a Paul Skilleter Jaguar Publication for some time , the trouble I find
    is that Specialist Bookshops are becoming few and far between so I cant find a Benchmark to compare
    with the Online Prices

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    http://www.paulskilleterbooks.co.uk/index.php?cPath=15

    Great Reading from a world renowned Expert on all matters Jaguar

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddiesel View Post
    Whats your experience with Motoring Books SV given the price being asked and your obvious expertise ,
    It's whatever the market will pay. If there's no (or very few) examples of a particular book about, then the sky's the limit. The book in question (Jaguar XK140 Explored) is pretty hard to track down. But if Big Jim really wants it, then it's available.

    But you got to box clever. For example, on Amazon you can pay £29 or £79 for a particular hardback book (it's about Jensens apparently). The same book on Ebay, a few there from £7.50 up to £116! On AbeBooks, £14.75 up to £96.50.

    So there's plenty of choice for that particular book and you can probably pick one up for a reasonable amount. Strangely, 15-20 years ago there wasn't very many available, and they were fetching quite strong money.
    2000 Jaguar X308 4.0
    1973 Jensen Interceptor Mk III 7.2
    1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk I 6.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by SV8Predator View Post
    It's whatever the market will pay. If there's no (or very few) examples of a particular book about, then the sky's the limit. The book in question (Jaguar XK140 Explored) is pretty hard to track down. But if Big Jim really wants it, then it's available.

    But you got to box clever. For example, on Amazon you can pay £29 or £79 for a particular hardback book (it's about Jensens apparently). The same book on Ebay, a few there from £7.50 up to £116! On AbeBooks, £14.75 up to £96.50.

    So there's plenty of choice for that particular book and you can probably pick one up for a reasonable amount. Strangely, 15-20 years ago there wasn't very many available, and they were fetching quite strong money.
    Thanks for that , I well remember the Motorsport Magazine carrying adverts for the one or two which were around when I
    was a kid , this was the very Early Seventies and the Classic Car Movement was in its infancy , in fact they were still pulling
    Rolls Royce Shooting Brakes out of India long abandoned by some Maharajah , Frank Dale and Stepsons carried the odd one .

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    Thanks for the replies . I have now bought one from USA £189 inc post .I paid less than that for my first cars ! They had 2 left yesterday and today it was down to the last one , so I thought I had better get it while I can .
    Jim

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