Lot 146 - 2003 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
|Odometer reading||106,742 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,512|
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" alloy wheels, leather interior, burr walnut trim, and side airbags as standard.
This example is presented in Adriatic Blue with grey leather interior and has a dark blue hood. Our vendor bought the car in September 2019 and has cherished the car since with space issues forcing him to sell this great sports convertible. The car comes with a nice ownership record which can be found in the history file, there is also a good history of servicing with 11 stamps in the book and various invoice from Westover Jaguar and Harwoods in Chichester up to 105,610 miles. The car comes with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2023 and its battery was replaced February 2021. This is a good-looking sports convertible with everything working and offering great performance to match.
Previous lotLot 145 - 1968 MG C Roadster to V8 Specification
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