Lot 142 - 2004 Jaguar XJR

Lot 142 - 2004 Jaguar XJR

Lot 142 - 2004 Jaguar XJR

Lot Number 142
Registration HV04 FMX
Chassis Number SAJAC73R65TG34681
Engine Number 0405051238TB
Odometer reading 88,995 miles
Result Sold - £9,104

The first XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models since then. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. A number of incarnations of this extremely robust and admired saloon appeared over the years finishing up in September 1997 with the X300 XJ, revised for a final time, and this time the car (known as X308) had changed more over the X300 than the X300 had done over the XJ40. The exterior styling which won the award of ‘L'Automobile piu Bella del Mondo’ with only real notable changes being new, shallower grille, bumpers incorporating oval front indicators. The passenger compartment was further strengthened by use of ultra-high strength boron steel and the high-speed crash survivability was further improved by incorporation of a unique ‘swans neck’ design into the crumple zones. More obvious changes lay under the bonnet and inside. An all-new, and hugely praised, V8 engine was introduced and was available in 3.2, 4.0 and 4.0 litre supercharged versions. The interior was changed greatly, featuring an all-new ‘oval design’ with matching door veneers. with the abundance of wood, chrome and leather that is a British luxury car trademark.

This delightful Jaguar XJR was first registered on 28th May 2004 and has clearly been well cared for. The grey coachwork is in good order as is the interior. The V8 supercharged engine runs well and offers performance that is impressive by any standard. The gearbox operates smoothly and the ancillaries operate as they should. These aluminium bodied Jaguars are fabulous to drive and this one is no exception. Supplied with a V5 document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 17th October 2004, this Jaguar XJR has had only one previous keeper and is offered for sale without reserve.
Consigned by Stewart Banks.

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