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Should I buy??? (If so, expect some killer repair videos)

 
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:38 PM
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The one I was looking at is the 4th lowest priced XKR for sale in the US right now on cargurus. The dealer is a shyster, so I know he'll never go down to 12K. He's hoping to sell it to some baller who won't give a crap when the CEL comes on.

https://cargur.us/rrB8R
Holy Crap! Sam is back? Ironically i've been gone just about as long, but still have my Arden XK8. One wife, two kids later, I'm looking at picking up an XKR myself. So I've been lurking and reading because I don't know much if anything about these X150 cars.

Hope all is well with you Sam, you are the reason I own a Rolex DSSD!

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Old 05-05-2019, 04:56 AM
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That car has been for sale for years!
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:34 PM
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Has it really been 8 years? Good to see you back.

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I drop in every once in a while. Sometimes I even make stupid comments.

Originally Posted by androulakis View Post
Holy Crap! Sam is back? Ironically i've been gone just about as long, but still have my Arden XK8. One wife, two kids later, I'm looking at picking up an XKR myself. So I've been lurking and reading because I don't know much if anything about these X150 cars.

Hope all is well with you Sam, you are the reason I own a Rolex DSSD!

Take care,

George
LOL!!! Mine has seen better days, but it still keeps good time the bulletproof crystal doesn't have a single scratch on it. I wear it every day.
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:51 PM
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I didn't buy the XKR that started this thread, but now I have my eyes on a CRAZY deal that seems too good to be true. It might be a scam, but I have to check it out.

A 60 year-old dude with a PhD robbed a bank and carjacked a woman to get a getaway car. He got caught. Now he's in jail.

This dude owns a 2011 XKR, but he needs money to pay lawyers and stuff. He has given his friend power of attorney to sell the car. I've spoken to the friend. He told me it has a bent rim and one tie rod is bent. And maybe there's a problem with the supercharger, but he had the vehicle inspected for another potential buyer and the mechanic didn't notice anything wrong with the supercharger, so maybe it's fine. Who knows?

I'm not concerned about the rim and the tie rod. I can buy a rim on eBay for a few hundred dollars. I can fix the tie rod for $150, including the alignment. The supercharger (non) issue concerns me a little. I remember seeing some threads back in the x100 forum about rebuilding the supercharger. I think it's within my abilities, assuming it needs to be done. I might even want to put on the smaller pulley to get a few more horsies out of the engine.

But I'm mostly concerned about handing over a wad of cash to some dude who doesn't own the car.

The owner (in jail) is named Christopher Warren Lapp. Google him. The story is both sad and hilarious. I almost want to buy the car just for the novelty of it. My XK8 was previosly owned by a NASCAR driver, which was kinda cool. Having an XKR owned by a bank robber would be a cool story to tell.
 
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There is a Story. Cash sale? Sale by a third party? Another potential buyer had it inspected, it was all fine, but he/she walked away anyways?

This has more red flags than a Chinese military parade.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:44 AM
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There is a Story. Cash sale? Sale by a third party? Another potential buyer had it inspected, it was all fine, but he/she walked away anyways?

This has more red flags than a Chinese military parade.
The mechanical stuff doesn't really bother me if I can get it for the right price. I'm mostly concerned about the title. If there's a lien on the vehicle that I don't know about I could end up losing everything I put into the car.
 
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I posted this deep in another post, but I’ll put it here as well, if you are willing to travel to pick up, this seems to be a pretty good deal on a 2007 XKR. 2007 XKR for $11k. The big minuses I see are the aftermarket wheels and the fact that with the snow tires it will have been driven in WI winters, and that means salt. Otherwise it has reasonable mileage, if a bit higher then I’d usually like to look at, and it shows some interior ware on the seats.
 
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Let's see where this one ends up...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2011-jaguar-xkr-2/
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:33 PM
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Living in North Carolina, black on black would be unbearable. But keep throwing out suggestions. I'm willing to travel. My ideal car is a 2010 or newer XKR convertible with a light colored interior and any exterior color except British racing green.
 
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Not sure if this was a theft recovery or a water damage car, seems this seller deals in both...

But this car looks like a pretty good deal IF it checks out to be okay...

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

 
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Also not too sure about the carpet on the dash...probably has the shrinking leather dash issue underneath.
 
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Yeah, that dash cover is a hideous thing. Torn up leather would be better than that monstrosity.
 
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This is funny, the car is in Connecticut but it came from North Carolina. For the first part of its life in lived in NC, about 100 miles from me. Then in got flooded last summer during hurricane Florence. New Bern, NC was trashed by Florence. The wind blew a storm surge up the Neuse River, which means the flood damage was probably salt water (or at a minimum brackish water.

I'd be tempted to buy it tomorrow if it was still in New Bern, but I don't really want to go all the way to Connecticut to find out it has issues.

 
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Since the carpet on the dash matches the stuff on the floor so well, I'm guessing that the floor got damaged in the flood, and got replaced by an upholster (possibly on the cheap), and got them to do the dash cover at the same time. Knowing how particular these cars are about voltage and electricity in general, I'd be a bit nervous about how many wires are run down in or near the floor of these cars. A good look in the trunk, might tell you more about where the water level was, and if it hit those wires/ electronics. I don't know if it is quite cheap enough to take the gamble on that stuff or if it would need to come down another couple of thousand. But then I'm not the one thinking of buying it.
 
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Then in got flooded last summer during hurricane Florence. New Bern, NC was trashed by Florence. The wind blew a storm surge up the Neuse River, which means the flood damage was probably salt water (or at a minimum brackish water.
I donít get it. Whatís wrong with these people?
Youíve got a nice car, you know for days that a hurricane is coming, they donít just pop out of nowhere like a tornado. Just get in your car and drive, get the Ďfí out of there.
 
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But then how would you collect on your insurance claim?

The insurance company probably paid more than the owner could have sold it for.

And... the flooding in New Bern wasn't expected. The storm paused for a day or two and pushed a brazillian gallons of water up the Neuse river. New Bern had never seen flooding like that before.
 
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That 2010 XKR is a great example of Buyer Beware. Except for the carpet mat on the dash, the photos make it look far better than it probably is. For a 66,000 mile XKR, the crosscut rubber radio control wheels on the left side of the steering wheel show no wear and still look brand new. Maybe they are. Where's the black leather interior per the dealer's description? That looks like Ivory leather to me. It's anyone's guess how many parts from other salvaged XKRs are in this one. There's a reason there are no details of the damage or repairs. I wouldn't touch it with your 10-foot pole!
 
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The selling dealer s/b able to provide photos from the insurance auction of what the car looked like prior to being repaired. Or you could try the past owner... Deborah (a google search will get you more info, as I don't believe it is appropriate to post it here in full.)
 
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The first listing on a google search for that vin is a site that archives auction listings. Says it has 10 pics of it from then. I’m not going to pay the $6, but if I was thinking of buying I would. It does say it was a non running/driving, and non starting car at the auction.
 
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I just bought this! Well... I put a deposit on it. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow. It feels like the night before Christmas.



 
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