Lot 149 - 1998 Jaguar XK8 Coupé
|Odometer reading||114,718 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
- New head gaskets fitted
- Recently had a new headlining
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 28th August 1998, this XK8 coupé is finished in Sapphire Blue with Oatmeal leather trim and is fitted with 18inch wheels. The current vendor has maintained this Jaguar very well and throughout his stewardship, the car has had a new headlining and some trim work carried out on the seats. The head gaskets have also been replaced as have the sills. 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. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 16th June 2022. It is hard to believe this car is now 24 years old with its classic and timeless design. Offered for sale without reserve, this Jaguar XK8 coupé could well prove to be a bargain.
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