Lot 132 - 2001 Jaguar XKR Coupé
|Odometer reading||34,394 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
- Only 34,400 miles from new
- Good service history
- Entered from private collection
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.
This lovely Jaguar XKR Coupé was supplied in 2001 by Westover Jaguar, Poole, Dorset and has only covered 34,394 from new. Purchased by the current owner in 2017 and placed in his private classic car collection, the car has only driven 600 miles while in his possession. It has been maintained to a very high standard and comes with a good service history. Finished in Sherwood Green with Ivory leather interior this Jaguar XKR is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023, the handbook pack and a file containing invoices. Driving this lovely XKR is an experience to remember, in traffic the car is happy to be as sedate as necessary, hit the open road and this car really comes into its own. The 4.0 litre engine offers brisk performance anyway; bolt a supercharger on it and the performance is spectacular.
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