1998 Jaguar XK8 Paramount Performance


  • Rare Paramount Performance modified XK8 
  • Fantastic condition throughout 
  • Superb styling matched by exciting performance 

The Appeal 

The XK8 was the car the XJS always should have been, a true luxury GT blending looks and  performance to make something special. Whilst it may have been based on the older cars  floorpan the XK8 was a revolution for Jaguar and things only got better when specialist  tuners Paramount Performance got their hands on the car. With heaps of extra styling  combined with an even more luxurious interior and some serious performance upgrades this  Paramount Performance XK8 will quicken the pulse of any petrolhead. 

It’s an exceptional looking car from every angle, with the upgraded Paramount Performance  wheels and bodykit we think it might just be one of the best looking cars ever made in silver!  Of course all of this extra style is backed up by the already superb 4l V8 that Paramount  have taken one step further with a new ECU, exhausts and a manually controlled gearbox.  

This rare car is in superb condition throughout with very little to belie its true age and to say  the styling has aged well would be an understatement. If you’re looking for a modern classic  British GT, then this is that car, they don’t come much better than this. 

The History and Paperwork 

  • V5 Present and correct 
  • Some service history with a selection of invoices for general servicing and sundry  items
  • An invoice dated 2021 (only around 200 miles ago) for a new fuel pump, new battery,  new discs and pads all round, new headlining, new windscreen and an oil and filter  change 

The Interior 

  • Beige leather electric seats in superb condition with the exception of some heavy  wear to the drivers bolster 
  • Walnut dashboard and centre console present excellently
  • Chrome surround dials look fantastic 
  • Paramount Performance gear indicator display 
  • Paramount performance manual gear selection on the steering wheel
  • Original Jaguar tape deck 
  • Tinted windows 
  • Rear parking sensors 

The Exterior 

  • Looks superb finished in silver 
  • Paramount Performance body kit 
  • Paramount Performance wheels with E-Type centre caps 
  • Excellent overall condition 
  • Wheels would benefit from some light cosmetic attention 
  • Paramount Performance badges front and rear 
  • Light lenses, windows, badges and trim all present very well  

The Mechanics 

  • Fantastic Jaguar 4l V8 engine  
  • Paramount Performance conversion adds manual gear control on the steering wheel Paramount Performance lowered suspension 
  • Sounds fantastic though the twin exhausts 
  • The owner reports that the car drives exactly as it should; accelerating well, shifting  smoothly and stopping quickly 
  • The vendor will put a full twelve months MOT on the car prior to sale
  • Engine and engine bay bay present well 
  • Underside appears to be in very good condition 
  • Paramount performance fitted ECU and dual feel steering switch


The standard XK8 makes for a fantastic GT and this Paramount Performance edition takes it  all a step further. With stunning looks paired to superb performance and handling this is the  kind of car everyone will enjoy. 

The luxurious interior still feels as good as it did when the  XK8 first launched and sliding down into the driver's seat you can’t help but smile. A superb  car in every respect this is one not to be missed.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK8
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 66,492 Miles
  • Engine size 3996
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town North Devon
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
16 bids
  • pe•••• £8,800 01/10/23
  • Da•••• £8,700 01/10/23
  • pe•••• £8,600 01/10/23
  • MT•••• £8,500 01/10/23
  • MT•••• £8,400 01/10/23
  • pe•••• £8,300 01/10/23
  • MT•••• £8,200 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £7,000 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £6,500 29/09/23
  • MT•••• £6,000 28/09/23

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