My XJL 5.0 V8 Portfolio

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Hi

After looking at these for quite sometime on and off I’ve finally bitten the bullit and am now the proud owner of a 2011 Jaguar XJL 5.0 n/a V8 Portfolio in black.

It was an exciting yet sad trip to pick her up leaving at 5am, my X358 was running very well and despite the remnants of storm Callum for the early part of the journey it was an enjoyable and smooth drive.

I arrived Jaguar around lunchtime and was disappointed not to see the XJL, it was being waxed apparently. So the sales guy took the X358 for a spin while I talked him through the history, all was well except minor wheel vibration at ~70 mph.

By the time we got back the XJL was there, initial glimpse it looked great, however closer up it wasn’t so good, it was a very poor waxing as their was polish residue everywhere. 3 of the wheels were kerbed, despite me being told on the phone it was in perfect condition, the inside hadn’t been valeted nor the under bonnet. Hmm, not a great start...

Looking past those issues I could see the car otherwise did look in good condition for a 7 year old car, so we went for a test drive. Back at the garage the manager apologised for the wheels and immediately gave me £340 off to cover the cost of a 4 wheel refurb, deal was then done.

The car is a 2 previous owner vehicle, Jaguar and a very wealthy gentleman in the media/newspaper business and has covered only 17k, so assume it’s essentially been a chauffeur car.

It was a very enjoyable trip back home, despite tiredness. Anyway here are some pics:




















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Colin
 

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I’ve got a funny feeling that the car is going to look a lot shinier than it does now in the days to come Colin. Enjoy, it looks great.:mrgreen:
 

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I’ve got a funny feeling that the car is going to look a lot shinier than it does now in the days to come Colin. Enjoy, it looks great.:mrgreen:

Cheers Jim, yes no doubt. It was just a very nice quick hand polish with Autoglym SRP and spray wax, she definitely needs a good machine polish as there are lots of swirls and light scratches that my OCD can’t live with lol.
 

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Lovely car Colin, bet that interior is lovely with that low mileage!


Thanks Chris, yes the interior is immaculate and in fantastic condition. I’m following your Daimler SV8 thread with interest, keep up the good work and keen to see it progress.
 

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Oh, My, God!!! What a belter of a car!

Now, you must let us all into a secret..................... Have you managed to wipe the grin off your face yet?? :lol:

Seriously though, that is one beautiful car - your neighbours must be properly jealous, and that is only going to get worse once you have the car up to your standards. I wish you the very best of health to enjoy your new car, and hope you have many trouble free miles and memories ahead.
 

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Hey Russ

Thanks very much, very nice comments.

Seeing as you mentioned it, I actually had 6 of my neighbours in the street talking to me today about the car, lots of nice comments...

Sorry but can’t yet say the grin is gone and expect it will stay for a while yet ;-)

Remember and let me know once the Vennbox arrives safely! Hope the beers yesterday were good?

Cheers
Colin
 

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Hi Colin,

Yes, Beers, Chinese and following spiced Rum were all very favourable. First time I have seen youngest brother in law since I came out of hospital. Took him a wee spin in the XJ - he now has a grin that I imagine is very similar to yours! :lol:

I will of course let you know when the Venbox arrives - it will likely be fitted within the hour of arrival :lol: and I will no doubt not look back! Although I am not lucky enough to own such a new XJ, I will be watching your thread with great interest.

I swear that they should just have put Castrol Edge in the drips in hospital, and I might not have been in so long :lol:
 

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Looks beautiful, Colin. Loving the interior with the contrasting piping.

But, another one lost from the X350/358 fold :(

Those 351s clearly have appeal...

Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come and look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

Best wishes
Simon
 

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Hi Colin,

Yes, Beers, Chinese and following spiced Rum were all very favourable. First time I have seen youngest brother in law since I came out of hospital. Took him a wee spin in the XJ - he now has a grin that I imagine is very similar to yours! :lol:

I will of course let you know when the Venbox arrives - it will likely be fitted within the hour of arrival :lol: and I will no doubt not look back! Although I am not lucky enough to own such a new XJ, I will be watching your thread with great interest.

I swear that they should just have put Castrol Edge in the drips in hospital, and I might not have been in so long :lol:

Glad you had a good one Russ, always a nice feeling to go for a spin in an XJ!

Here is to you continued good health.

Cheers
Colin
 
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