1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0


  • Only 68,920 miles from new
  • Independent specialist service history
  • MOT until March 2023
  • Very smart and well-cared for example
  • High specification

The Appeal

The jet-like Jaguar XJR was a pivotal car for the brand, first seen in 1997, the installation of a V8 Supercharged engine placed it into the realms of high-speed luxury travel, capable of demolishing a slew of supercars in the process. The XJR also marked a positive turning point for the brand, as the reliability and quality of the XJR were up there with the best.

The Jaguar XJR is gifted with massive torque and is extraordinary fast for its weight. Its graceful styling hides the potential within - with 370 horses available, the power is complemented by its poise in balance and handling. Finished in Metallic black, this 1999 car has been pampered throughout its life, with a pleasing amount of servicing history and mechanical attention. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in Manchester in September 1999 
  • MOT to March 2023
  • Well-stamped service book to 2019
  • Owner’s manual and Workshop Manual on CD-ROM
  • An impressive number of previous MOTs
  • Evidence of regular maintenance over the years
  • V5c Present

The Interior

  • Cream leather upholstery and steering wheel shows signs of use 
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Electrically operated front seats
  • Functional air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Instrumentation and controls are all in good working order with light wear
  • Recently fitted headlining
  • Burr walnut veneered dashboard in lovely shape
  • Minor issue with aerial
  • Optional rear-windscreen blind
  • A clean and tidy boot

The Exterior 

  • Metallic black paint in good shape with minor signs of age mostly swirls and light scuffs
  • Minor bubbling on the driver’s side rear wheel arch
  • Structurally solid with a tidy body shell and even panel gaps and door fitment
  • Trim and fittings decent
  • Subframe and mounts overhauled and undersealed in 2020
  • 18'' Asteroid alloys show light wear but still presentable

The Mechanics 

  • 4-litre supercharged V8
  • Engine runs beautifully
  • Engine bay well presented and no signs of leaks or overheating issues
  • New battery, alternator, front and rear brake pads in 2018
  • Very reliable, needs a good long drive to resolve initial high idle on start up
  • Slick Mercedes-derived 5-speed automatic transmission


Previous owners have truly cherished this example, with a good record of maintenance and servicing. The XJR successfully proved that there is an appealing balance of traditional old-skool charm and decadence, with devastating performance and build quality. There cannot be a more obtainable way of owning a supercharged V8 saloon that can accommodate four adults in comfort with complete refinement. That combination of power, style and comfort is difficult to beat at this level.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJR V8 4.2
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 68,920 Miles
  • Engine size 3996
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Purley
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
13 bids from 9 bidders
  • richard•••• £5,200 02/11/22
  • Cookz17 £5,000 02/11/22
  • JoJa £4,700 02/11/22
  • richard•••• £4,300 01/11/22
  • Carjunk•••• £4,000 01/11/22
  • richard•••• £3,700 01/11/22
  • roehamp•••• £3,500 31/10/22
  • richard•••• £3,300 30/10/22
  • belvoir•••• £3,000 30/10/22
  • callum-•••• £2,700 29/10/22

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