Lot 266 - 1998 Jaguar XJ8 (4.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||55,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,811|
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 similar to its predecessor the X300, with minor refinements such as a change to oval indicator lenses and round fog lights.
This stunning 4.0 litre V8 XJ8 was first registered on the 1st August 1998 and is presented in unmarked red with tan leather trim. Previously owned by the popular singer and TV personality Val Doonican who purchased the Jaguar from Merritts of Amersham, who had been using the car as their demonstrator from new. This is a genuine low mileage car and MoT test certificates back to the first MoT prove as much. This example also has a comprehensive service history with the original booklet fully stamped up to date. Offered with the original Jaguar handbooks, wallets and original spare key, fob and dealer keyring. On inspection we couldn’t find any signs of rust and this is clearly a cherished example with stunning interior trim. With a like new appearance you would struggle to find another in this condition.
Guide Price £4,000 - £7,000
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