Lot 171 - 1999 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 Executive
|Odometer reading||21,230 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,792|
- Only 21,230 miles from new
- Superb condition throughout
Jaguar XJ is the designation used for the series of luxury saloons sold under the British marque. The first XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. With the introduction of the X308 generation in 1997 came a switch from the 'XJ6' nomenclature to 'XJ8', reflecting the fact that the X308 cars were powered by a new V8 engine. The exterior styling of the X308 was like its predecessor the X300, with minor refinements such as a change to oval indicator lenses and round fog lights. The interior was also updated to eliminate the instrument binnacle used on the X300, instead, three large gauges were set into recesses in the walnut faced dashboard in front of the driver. The major mechanical change was the replacement of both the inline-six and V12 engines with new eight-cylinder V8 in either 3.2 litre or 4.0 litre versions. Manual transmission was not available with X308 models only a five-speed automatic gearbox.
This superb example is presented in British Racing Green with Oatmeal leather interior and is in immaculate condition throughout. It comes with air conditioning and climate control, heated electric front seats and a CD changer. The car was imported from Japan and, as such, comes with the very reassuring Export Certificate which guarantees the mileage and there are four recent service invoices in the history file. The present owner has carried out its most recent service and the MoT test certificate expires April 2022. A wonderful example of this luxury saloon which has only covered a mere 21,230 miles from new.
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