Lot 139 - 2000 Jaguar XKR Coupé

Lot 139 - 2000 Jaguar XKR Coupé

Lot 139 - 2000 Jaguar XKR Coupé

Lot Number 139
Registration V185 KPB
Chassis Number SAJAC41J7YPA04712
Engine Number PA9912162342
Odometer reading 91,225 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £16,000
Result Sold - £13,584
  • Owned by the vendor for the last 19 years
  • Recently recommissioned at a cost of £6,078

The XK8 is a grand tourer car that was launched in 1996 and was the first generation of a new XK series available in either coupé or convertible body styles and with the new 4.0 litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The 1998 XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph, the top speed of its predecessor, the XJS V12, being 158mph. A navigation system and self-levelling xenon headlamps came as standard with the XKR with Jaguar's adaptive cruise control as an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test-drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace.

 

Originally registered on 1st February 2000, this Jaguar has been owned by the vendor for the last 19 years. For the last 10 years it has spent most of its life in a professional climatic controlled storage facility. In December 2021, the vendor had the car fully recommissioned by marque specialists Arun in Pulborough. This included a full service, new rear brakes, new fuel pumps and air conditioning condenser. Various hoses and sensors were also replaced at the same time, the total cost of these recent works was £6,078.32. To be expected, the car drives extremely well with no known faults. The black coachwork is in very good order, as is the magnolia interior. The wood dash is of the classic design and the split rim alloy wheels are new and therefore unmarked. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 23rd September 2022. A significant history folder also accompanies this XKR coupé. These supercharged Jaguars are superb to drive and surely a classic car of the future.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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