Blog: Trip of a lifetime


Thanks to all the understandable people in my life, it looks like I could well be taking the plunge – yet again – on the Staples2Naples challenge. After the Allegro adventures Alexander, Declan and I endured last time, I thought it would be a nice idea to take the plunge in something more stately next time round…

So, I’ve decided it would be nice to try and aim to get an XJ40 for the next event. Yes, I know many people would be gobsmacked to hear you can get one for under £100 – and I’ve yet to see one at this price level myself – but seeing how three teams went this way last time, it seems only fair to investigate the possibility myself…

So, if anyone knows of any £100 XJ40s out there, or a good source to start looking, please let me know. I’m hoping Lucas, the Prince of Darkness won’t be unkind to me – after all, I paid my penance at the wheel of an Allegro last time; I think it’s time Lady Luck smiled her sweet smile on us. And if she doesn’t… it’ll be a nice place in which to sit while we wait for the tow truck to come and pick us up…

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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