1999 Jaguar XK8

Highlights

  • In current ownership for 14 years
  • Full service history with Jaguar dealership or specialists
  • New MOT with minor advisories
  • Factory-fitted options including 18-inch alloy wheels and heated leather seats
  • Recent cabin cloth replacement and air conditioning re-gas

The Appeal


The XK8 first hit the market for the '97 model year, and was, to all accounts, an immediate hit - no doubt because, for many, it perfectly summated expectations for a Jaguar car. With its large open-mouthed front end and raised chamfered tail, the design cues of the car's profile were an impressive callback to the legendary E-Type - though the new car was far more refined. Indeed, Jeremy Clarkson referred to the cabin as 'Blenheim Palace', quite a piece of praise from the legendarily cynical petrolheaded presenter. 

This particular example, cherished by its current owner for the past 14 years, stands out due to its meticulous maintenance and impressive service history. With a recent trip to Monza for the Italian GP under its belt, this XK8 has proven very reliable for its current keeper, and has been nicely maintained. 



History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1999
  • Three former registered keepers before current ownership
  • In current ownership since 2010
  • Full service history with Jaguar dealership or Jaguar service specialists
  • New MOT valid until July 2025 with five minor advisories
  • Currently indicates 91,299 miles 
  • Supplied with:
    • Original handbooks and manuals
    • V5c document
    • Stamped service record book
    • A couple of MOTs and invoices



The Condition

  • Silver paint carries light age-commensurate wear, but largely makes for a very sleek vehicle
  • Paintwork corrected for minor corrosion around the wheel arches, now in very good order
  • Very slight dent on the driver's door, likely from another car door
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in smart condition
  • Underside shows some corrosion, as highlighted in the MOT
  • However, the MOT also notes this isn't of serious detriment to the car
  • Cabin upholstery replaced in 2022
  • Heated leather seats look in very good order with no rips or tears
  • Some light wear to the carpets
  • Wooden veneers all present and correct with light wear
  • Headlight power wash and rain sensor wipers functional
  • Wooden steering wheel and gear knob present well
  • We've no reports of any technical issues



The Mechanics

  • 4.0L V8 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 5 gears
  • Engine bay looks in good order
  • Air conditioning re-gassed in 2023
  • Service brake has a small amount of play, noted as a minor advisory in the recent MOT
  • We've no reports of any other mechanical issues
  • Car is reportedly driving as it should



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Auction Details
  • Year 1999
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 91,299 Miles
  • Engine size 3998
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Gaulby
  • County Leicestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
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  • AlpineS•••• £800 18/07/24

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