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Jaguar XK8 4.0 Coupe
Phoenix Red / Oatmeal Hide
96,000 Miles

The XK
The fastest selling sports car in Jaguars history, eclipsing luminaries like the XK120
and the E-Type. The XK8 is beautiful & fast. Big cats flow like dark liquid in moonlight,
and so do the lines of an XK8. You can buy other luxury touring coupes with similar
performance, but you won't find another that looks anything like this. And that, really,
is the point of any Jaguar. If you are charmed by its looks, then there is no alternative.



Phoenix Red
18" Alloys
Headlamp power wash
Oatmeal leather
Fully electric seats 12 way
Wood & Leather steering wheel
Wooden Gear knob
Chrome tailpipes
Carpet over mats

The coachwork is in good order, it has a youthful look and the preparation work was an
utter joy, the paintwork is in an excellent state of preservation thanks to regularly
being treated with quality product conditioning, I had very little to do to this car
other than wash & high definition glaze. Moving aboard the condition is equally
excellent in every direction, as you can judge from the many pictures. All in good
working order as checked. The wheels have an original state of finish, tyres (Bridgestone)
are excellent all round, the boot is clean and the engine bay is detailed. Having owned
many XK models I am more than familiar with the areas on these cars that corrode, this
example has none of this, it is in genuine great condition with straight panels that are
like mirrors.
Points to note, it has a blister on the OSR wheel arch, a kerb mark on a couple of rims,
some road rash on the sills behind the front wheels, driver bolster has wear. All totally
forgivable for it's 24 years, otherwise all is in great order.

On The Road
The engine is superb, 0 -60 in 6.5 secs and onto 155 mph. Demonstrates perfect power to
weight ratio with superb balance landing it firmly on its feet. The 4.0-liter V8 produces
290 bhp, coupled to a seamless a five-speed automatic transmission. Driving the XK along
twisty roads is wonderful. The steering is very precise and provides good feel at speed.
At the same time, the steering remains light to the touch at low speeds, making driving
around town and in tight car parks a bit easier. Handling is firm without being too harsh
and the depth of engineering is immediately apparent, this is the fine driving XK, it glides
without a murmur from any of the suspension components even over the roughest terrain.

One To Stick Away?
Classic car ownership is booming, this model has now bottomed out in my opinion in price,
clean examples are to be cherished and will beginning to rise in value. We need only to take
a glance at the values of the model predecessor's, the E type success is well documented,
the XJS is now gaining values rapidly, and it is always the early launch models that rise
first, pre 82 XJS models have literally trebled in value in the last 10 years with all models
holding strong. This is not just a nice car, it's a Modern Classic to be cherished.

Other Information
HPI Clear in all respects
Full V5
Mot August 2024
File of paperwork with all previous MoT's
Warranted verifiable 96,000 careful miles
Space saver spare wheel
22.9 mpg combined


Delivery Anywhere
Part Exchange Considered

Let us sell your car

We are always looking for classic cars in all states of repair. Our expertise lies in vehicle's from
the 1970s onward and we have a unique marketing strategy that is time proven. Remove the hassle from
selling your car get in contact now for a chat. We offer a professional and friendly service with
two different sales options detailed below.

Outright purchase
The most direct approach to sell your car. We will inspect the vehicle and carry out a data and
history check. A price can then be agreed based on the current market value and overall condition.
The funds will then be securely transferred to your designated bank account.

Commission based sale
This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare
and advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can also rest assured
that your car will be pampered and kept in safe hands during the process if storage is required.

We will inspect the car and carry out a history and data check. We'll have an open discussion with you
about the valuation of the car and together decide on a realistic sale price. At this point we might
also suggest additional work which would enable you to achieve the maximum price for the vehicle, for
example, professional detailing, wheel refurbishment, servicing, paintwork correction and other
specialist reconditioning services often without having to book in and wait. We will get the best
price for your car. All classics welcome.
Please contact us for further details.

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