1999 Jaguar XJR V8 Supercharged (X308)


  • V8-powered XJR in stunning order 
  • Immaculate black leather
  • New MOT on sale
  • Fabulous colour and specification


When Jaguar bolted a supercharger onto its already brilliant X300 saloon, it created one of the finest cars in the world – or in the eyes of former BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the BEST car in the world. That’s an opinion that he stands by to this day, over quarter of a century since he owned an XJR himself.

It’s easy to see why. With a screaming supercharger and 375bhp in the case of the early V8s such as this one, it’s a phenomenal performance car as well as a sumptuous and stately one. 

This one is based on the X308 V8-engined Jaguar XJ, introduced in 1997 and visually similar to the early XJ6-based Rs, but with a supercharged version of the AJ-V8 engine. 

It’s in absolutely stunning condition, having been carefully looked after and maintained by a classic car specialist friend of the owner’s for the past few years and has been in the care of its current keeper for the past 17 years.


  • Only three previous owners 
  • Last owner since 2006
  • Genuine 91k from new
  • Some recent invoices (not shown in photos)
  • Maintained by Norfolk-based classic car specialist in recent years and serviced on demand
  • Book pack and partial service history
  • UK V5C
  • Will come with new MOT


  • Full black leather sports seats
  • Great condition
  • Very slight driver’s seat bolster wear but not worn through
  • Dark maple veneers
  • Factory option part-wood steering wheel
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Trip computer
  • Optional (sought-after) cupholder arm rest
  • Factory stereo
  • Excellent carpets and door cards
  • Very good headlining – unusual for an X308
  • Aftermarket Bluetooth hands-free/radio transmitter


  • Gorgeous Ebony Black coachwork
  • No visible corrosion
  • Superb visual overall order with subtle gold coachlines
  • One very small scratch on ns/r wing and some very small marks and stonechips but nothing of note
  • Excellent five-spoke ‘Penta’ alloys
  • Three good Pirelli P-Zero tyres and one new budget tyre
  • Mesh grille with body coloured surround
  • Factory option mudflaps
  • Underseal protected, appears solid underneath


  • 4.0-litre supercharged V8
  • Five-speed auto transmission
  • Starts on the button
  • Runs well with incredible performance
  • Smooth idle with no timing chain or tensioner rattle
  • Well-serviced car with genuine mileage


There’s no denying that 1990s Jaguars are really rising to prominence in the modern classic market at the moment – great to drive, not too difficult to maintain and timelessly elegant, their appeal compared to more modern Jaguars is easy to see and the XJR is the pinnacle as far as the brand’s saloon cars are concerned. 

This one is a great example – a really smart XJR in a fabulous colour scheme, with a superb back leather interior and very smart coachwork. It’s a lovely example of an increasingly rare modern performance icon. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJR V8 Supercharged (X308)
  • Colour Ebony Black
  • Odometer 91,131 Miles
  • Engine size 3996
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Aylsham
  • Location Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
15 bids from 7 bidders
  • st•••• £6,000 21/03/23
  • Ro•••• £5,900 20/03/23
  • As•••• £5,700 19/03/23
  • Ro•••• £5,500 19/03/23
  • As•••• £5,100 19/03/23
  • Ro•••• £4,500 18/03/23
  • jo•••• £4,200 18/03/23
  • Ro•••• £4,100 17/03/23
  • As•••• £3,700 16/03/23
  • jo•••• £3,500 16/03/23

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