1999 Jaguar XKR Paramount Grand Prix 450


  • Received the Paramount upgrade in 2001 to the engine, suspension, steering and brakes at a cost of £21,218.81
  • Now producing in the region of 450bhp
  • Equipped with carbon fibre front and rear fairings

The Appeal

If you wanted to take your Jaguar XKR to the next level, both in terms of performance and looks, then Paramount were the people to talk to. This 1999 example rolled into their workshop in 2001, and just over £21,000 later, it emerged with around 450bhp and a raft of other upgrades: Paramount uprated the exhaust system, lowered the suspension with revised geometry, as well as equipping it with a brake upgrade by AP Racing, adjustable steering weighting, carbon fibre front and rear fairings and aluminium side sill sponsons. 

The car has been cherished ever since, remaining in good order and apparently running well. Between 2014 and 2017, we’re informed that around £5,000 worth of recommissioning work was required and it remains in very good usable condition today. 

If this kind of performance in the suave Jaguar XKR appeals, then don’t miss this fine example.

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT valid until November 2023
  • Invoice for the Paramount conversion remains with the car
  • V5C present
  • Just two owners from new
  • Jaguar Monthly article dating from 2000 reviewing the Paramount modifications
  • Original book pack and document wallet present
  • Supplied with three keys
  • The seller has owned the car since 2003
  • The seller has most MOTs and maintenance/service invoices.

The Interior

  • Black Alcantara overlays the wooden trim and steering wheel inserts
  • Smart cream leather upholstery with little wear
  • The heated front seats exhibit a little light creasing, bot no excessive wear
  • Alpine stereo system
  • The carpeting remains in good order
  • Smart Alcantara headlining
  • No damage evident to the dashboard
  • All the switchgear presents well
  • Barely any wear to the controls
  • Practical boot space, perfect for long-distance touring

The Exterior 

  • Carbon fibre fairings front and rear with parking sensors
  • Aluminium side sponsons
  • Attractive blue paintwork in very good condition for its age
  • Very few paint blemishes and nothing especially noticeable
  • Hamman split rim alloy wheels finished in gun metal grey
  • No kerb damage visible to the wheels so far as we could discern
  • The bodywork appears straight nd with even shut lines

The Mechanics 

  • 4.0-litre supercharged V8 engine
  • Presents well under the bonnet
  • The MOT identifies the nearside front service brake to be fluctuating, but not excessively
  • Now producing in  the region of 450bhp
  • Automatic gearbox with ‘J-gate’ shifter
  • Paramount uprated Grand Prix exhaust system
  • Lowered suspension with revised geometry
  • AP Racing brake upgrade
  • Adjustable steering weighting 


This is a rather special XKR, the likes of which we do not often see. These stylish sports cars impress in standard form, so this Paramount version turns that great V8 up to eleven and uprates all the other mechanicals accordingly.

A great addition to any collection, so whether this is your first Jag, or the latest in a collection of big cats, then don’t hesitate to make it yours.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XKR Paramount Grand Prix 450
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 74,000 Miles
  • Engine size 3996
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ferndown
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
23 bids
  • wi•••• £8,000 13/06/23
  • ma•••• £7,900 13/06/23
  • ja•••• £7,800 13/06/23
  • ma•••• £7,700 13/06/23
  • ja•••• £7,500 13/06/23
  • ja•••• £7,000 13/06/23
  • To•••• £6,100 13/06/23
  • ma•••• £6,000 13/06/23
  • To•••• £5,800 13/06/23
  • al•••• £5,600 13/06/23

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