Lot 386 - 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible
|Odometer reading||67,000 miles|
|Estimate||£8,500 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
The XK8 is a grand tourer car that was launched in 1996 and was the first generation of a new XK series available in both coupé and convertible body styles and with the new 4.0 litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The 1998 XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph; the top speed of its predecessor, the XJS V12, being 158mph. A navigation system and self-levelling xenon headlamps came as standard with the XKR with Jaguar's adaptive cruise control as an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test-drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace.
Finished in green with black trim, this XKR is fitted with the optional Recaro seats and split rim alloy wheels. The 4196cc engine offers magnificent performance but will also sit happily in traffic; it is surprising how flexible the performance of this car is. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, with the arrival of better weather (finally) why not enjoy open top motoring at a mere fraction of the price this car was when it was new.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.