Lot 210 - 1999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
|Odometer reading||48,047 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover's engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and Gaydon in Warwickshire, whilst manufacturing takes place in Jaguar's Castle Bromwich assembly plant in Birmingham. The Jaguar XK series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th March 1996; the first generation of the series being the XK8 which replaced the XJS and was available as a coupé and convertible. It was the first, eight-cylinder vehicle produced since the Daimler 250. The XK8 came with 17-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags as standard.
This beautiful example, presented in British Racing Green with cream leather interior, boasts a very high specification. This includes optional 18inch alloy wheels, heated seats, wood leather steering wheel and a 'classic interior' coupled with a matching, green mohair hood, all in excellent order. Having covered just 48,047 miles and having been subject to ten Jaguar services, including stamps, with the last at just 44,600 miles - this motorcar has since been cared for by specialists. Present within the history file is V5 registration document, new MoT test certificate, the service history itself and a Jaguar pack including owner's manual, radio guide and other information. Finding such illustrations with careful ownership and low mileage is becoming more difficult, so coming across an example like this is something to truly appreciate. A very appealing estimate for what is being considered a 'future classic'.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.