Welcome new Cabriolet Member – Leroy Bullock

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    • #7992
      Laurence Jones

        Welcome Leroy

        It was nice meeting you yesterday at the Manchester Classic Car Show in Event City.

        I hope you find the site interesting and feel free to participate in any new or past discussion topics.

        If you could reply to this topic and tell us how you discovered our website, a little about your Cabriolet, and even something about your enthusiasm and interest in them.

        You have two Photo Albums created for you on this site, it would be great if you could add a photo or two of your Cabriolet for all members to see.


      • #8215
        John Bleasdale

          Hi Leroy welcome

          Not sure if you told Laurence the history behind your 2 Cabriolets both Tickford built I have quite a write up from when I found 113789.

          What’s the story behind the side exit exhaust certainly not standard ?

          This is how it was described back in 2014.May 02, 2014. Has an Unknown Reserve Price and it now says it has 99,000 miles. Had 100,117 miles when it was last seen. Listing says “Jaguar XJS Super Cat Cabriolet 3.6 XK Twin Cam. This is a very spacial XJS Cabriolet built by Aston Martin Tickford. I have a very rare Jaguar super cat twin cam 3.6 XK Engine with 30 years of competition, a distinguished engineering pedigree sports Cabriolet. One of only 130 built by Aston-Martin-Tickford from 1982-1985 for Jaguar.

          Photo 935 does not exist

          As for 112162 the listing says “Jaguar XJS Cabriolet, pre production factory prototype, with extensive modifications. Reputedly this is the car shown on the Jaguar stand at Earls Court in October 1983 to launch the new XJ-SC Cabriolet. It is the 24th Cabriolet ever built. Owned by Jaguar Cars for the first four years and used as Press Car and as a Demonstrator. The car has been extensively modified and the current specifications are: A 4 litre 6-cylinder engine fitted with AJ6 Engineering large bore plenum chamber and inlet manifold, AJ6 Engineering modified ECU, Lightened steel flywheel, Stainless steel large bore straight through free flow custom made exhaust, Alleged bhp is in excess of 300bhp, 5-speed Getrag gearbox. Brakes are Front, 15inch diameter AP Racing ventilated discs and calipers (same spec as XJ220), Rear, inboard AP Racing ventilated discs and calipers (same spec as XJ220). Stainless steel braided flexible hoses. Suspension is Jaguar Sport (Bilstein yellows) shock absorbers front and rear. Jaguar Sport front and rear anti roll bars. Harvey Bailey Engineering under body cruciform. Jaguar Sport steering rack. Wheels are 17 inch Jaguar Supercharged Saloon alloys with 255/45 ZR17 Tyres. The car itself has not been used for many years and will require complete restoration. The interior has been removed and placed in boxes, believed to be complete but will need restoration. A quick look underneath reveals an advanced state of corrosion in all the usual XJS places. Please assure yourself that this is no weekend project. I have not tried to start the car but will do so before auction end if that is possible”. Per a message from Kevin Haslam on August 24, 2015, the car is now in a salvage yard. Ex David Rosser. Jaguar Sales & Marketing pre-production special development car.

          • #8500
            leroy bullock

              Hi John ,

              I bought 113789 with the side exhaust as seen in the picture about 3 years ago. I’m afraid it wasn’t to my taste so it is back to standard now. I’m very surprised both my cars are Tickford built, the last owner did say that it might be 1 out of 130 built by Aston Martin Tickford from 1982-1985 for Jaguar cars.

              112162 was the 24th built, owned by Jag cars for 4 years and used as a press car.

              Thank you for the information on 112162 pre production factory prototype. I’m interested in any old photos or videos on the Jaguar stand at Earls Court in October 1983, if anyone has any information that will be great.

              The car is still extensively modified as described in your post. I’m in the process of getting the work started, I will keep you posted.


          • #8498
            leroy bullock

              Hi Laurence,

              It was nice to meet you at the Manchester Classic Car Show in Event City. Looking forward to participating in new and past discussions.

              When I was at the show I saw your red XJS Cabriolet with red painted Targa tops matching the rest of the car, this really caught my eyes and interest. We got talking and you introduced me to the Jaguar XJS Soft-top Club. I’ve always loved Jags, in particular XJS’s.

              I’ve previously owned XJRS’s and a XJS Convertible. I now have a XJRS converted into a Monaco (Paul Bailey body kit) and my 2 Cabriolet Tickfords which are all in need of work.

              My daily driver is a Jaguar XJR manual, running on LPG.

              Thanks for locating clips for the Targa top, however I managed to get 2 pairs.

              I will post some photos shortly and let the group know what I’m in the process of doing.


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