Lot 202 - 1997 Jaguar XJR
|Sold - £5,824
- Odometer certificate of verification
- Lovely condition
- Fabulous Japanese import
The first XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models since then. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. A number of incarnations of this extremely robust and admired saloon appeared over the years finishing up in September 1997 with the X300 saloon, revised for a final time, and this time the car (known as X308) had changed more over the X300 than the X300 had done over the XJ40. The exterior styling which won the award of 'L'Automobile piu Bella del Mondo' with only real notable changes being new, shallower grille, bumpers incorporating oval front indicators. The passenger compartment was further strengthened by use of ultra high strength boron steel and the high speed crash survivability was further improved by incorporation of a unique 'swans neck' design into the crumple zones. More obvious changes lay under the bonnet and inside. An all-new, and hugely praised, V8 engine was introduced and was available in 3.2, 4.0 and 4.0 litre supercharged versions. The interior was changed greatly, featuring an all-new ‘oval design’ with matching door veneers and an abundance of wood, chrome and leather that is a British luxury car trademark.
This lovely example is presented in Carnival Metallic Red complimented by an Oatmeal leather interior which is in wonderful condition. It comes with air conditioning as standard, electric windows and is powered by the powerful Supercharged straight six 4.0 litre engine, similar to the unit which powered the Aston Martin DB7 of the same era. Imported from Japan, this lovely Jaguar also comes with an Odometer Certificate of Verification showing 59,451 miles.
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