Lot 104 - 1998 Jaguar XK8

Lot 104 - 1998 Jaguar XK8

Lot 104 - 1998 Jaguar XK8

Lot Number 104
Registration R757 YVP
Chassis Number SAJJGAED3AR024718
Engine Number CC9802140245
Odometer reading 71,300 miles
Result Sold - £3,920

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, then they are manufactured in Jaguar's Castle Bromwich assembly plant in Birmingham. The Jaguar XK series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th of 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” alloy wheels, leather interior, wood trim, and side airbags as standard. 

Presented in Topaz with cream leather interior, this example has covered 71,300 miles and has just three former keepers. The car boasts 19 service stamps with the most recent this Autumn. Featuring cruise control and the usual XK8 refinements this is a lovely, affordable, modern classic which is supplied with a history file containing the original book pack, UK V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2023.

Guide Price £5,000 - £8,000

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