Prospective GTV owner
Thought I'd register and say hi as I'm looking to buy a GTV V6 in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
I'm a 40-something IT project manager living in Warwickshire, married with a 5 year old girl. Both the missus and I are petrolheads and she grew up being ferried around in rally cars which has developed a love of a good motor. She currently runs a Nissan 350Z and I have a Jaguar XJ8. I love the Jag, it's brilliant for wafting around in comfort and has a decent quantity of poke to get me and the family places quickly. But it's not the most involving drive and I really miss a manual box sometimes.
So I've been thinking about getting a weekend toy. Something that has a sense of occasion to it, that I can insure on a classic limited miles policy and use for occasional family trips out, and to keep me amused. I'll likely use it for the odd track day and autosolo and possibly even some sprints or hillclimbs. I'm not worried about being particularly competitive, more about having fun with it.
I'm looking to find a GTV V6 in any colour but silver or grey. I'm hoping to find one which has had its suspension sorted and comes equipped with a decent sounding exhaust. I'm not overly worried about belts needing doing, as long as the price reflects that. My budget for the car and any urgent rectification is £3k max, but I don't mind seeing to other jobs over time. Does this seem reasonable?
Anyway, I'm hoping to get to know some people on here and to learn a lot!