Lot 247 - 1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
|Odometer reading||82,195 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. Sale to BMC happened in 1966, which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland. Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover's engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire and are manufactured 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, the XK8, replaced the XJS and was available as a coupé and convertible. The XK8 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.
Originally registered on 19th March 1997, this XK8 convertible, finished in red, has been wrapped in the Union Jack flag with cream leather trim. It is fitted with sport exhaust and chrome finishers to the headlights. Described by the vendor as being comfortable and luxurious to drive, these modern sports cars are available at a fraction of the original price when new. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2019, handbook pack and a file of old MoT’s and invoices. Been offered at no reserve, this Jaguar XK8 could well prove to be a bargain and a fun car for the summer with or without the wrap.
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