Lot 143 - 2012 Jaguar XKR Convertible
|£18,000 - £22,000
- Low mileage example
- 503bhp/174mph supercar
The XK8 was launched in 1996 to replace the XJ-S. Two body styles were produced, a coupé and a convertible and the car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar's newly developed V8 engine. In 2000, the supercharged XKR was added to the range. This produced a staggering 503 horsepower, a subtle rear spoiler, wire mesh front grille and red exterior emblems were identifying features. The XKR's engine was made in England, the ignition system was from NGK in Japan, the transmission was a Mercedes-Benz 722.6, the lighting system was by Valeo in France and the supercharger was made by Eaton in the USA, it was truly a world car. The redesigned XK was styled by Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum of Aston Martin. The standard XK model has a limited top speed of 158mph whilst the XKR had a limited top speed of 174mph.
First registered on 17th May 2012, this fantastic XKR was built towards the end of the XKR’s production run. A desirable convertible model, this 174mph monster presents beautifully in black with black interior and has recently benefitted from having almost £3,000 spent on it with work including refurbishing and refitting the supercharger, replacing the gearbox oil cooler, replacing the timing chains, tensioners and guides, having the pedestrian sensors replaced as well as having a general service carried out. The mohair roof is in good condition and the roof mechanism reportedly works without fault. With five stamps in the service book, two of which are from main dealers and the recent expenditure, this clean late model example offers supercar thrills at a very reasonable price point, especially when one considered these cars cost £70,000 new! The vendor reports the car to run and drive very well with no issues and is only selling to downsize his collection.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, valid MoT test certificate valid through September 2024, receipts and original stamped service book. So much car for the money and with such blistering performance and practicality as well, an opportunity not to be missed. Consigned by Will Penrose.
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