Lot 254 - 1998 Jaguar XKR Paramount Performance Donnington
|Odometer reading||98,650 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,680|
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. The1998 XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test-drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace. Paramount Performance is a name synonymous with the Jaguar Car marque and high performance engineering tuning. Paramount Performance was the first tuning company to specialise in the modern range of Jaguar Vehicles and have heritage and history of working with Jaguars, developing into a leading modern Jaguar performance specialist worldwide.
This 1998 XKR was converted by Paramount Performance from new to Donnington specification and is supplied with a notification of supply with a Paramount full health check. The Donnington specification includes speed shift gearbox conversion, 19" alloy wheels, uprated suspension, selectable steering, Steel dash trim kit, remapped ECU, uprated supercharger, Paramount exhaust and induction system and Paramount aero body kit. This example has had five caring owners from new one of which was the supplying dealer and one the owner of Paramount Performance but also boasts a full service history as can be seen in the stamped maintenance book, invoices from Racing Green which includes replacement timing chain, guides and replacement gearbox. Supplied with a new service, MoT test certificate until February 2017 and all handbooks, this 400+bhp coupé is one of the ultimate incarnations of Jaguar's up and coming future classics so worth bearing in mind that not only does it guarantee vast amounts of on the road fun now but has real classic potential in the near future.
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