This book generated itself.

I have always been a fan of Coventry Cats and have had the pure pleasure of enjoying a variety of models during many years of happy motoring.

The XJ40 model, however, has earned respect for its reliability and ease of care.

I recently joined up with, an online owner's club based in the UK. Having already become the owner of an XJ40, the help and assistance in rehabilitating the sadly neglected example I had given by the members has been invaluable.

As time passed I had made notes of what I had done and - in particular - the steps needed to check out your prospective purchase properly.

As the club had no such quick guide of its own, this book took shape and is available via the site for members of