2002 Jaguar XJ 308 3.2 Sovereign SWB

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Capable V8 executive saloon 
  • Metallic Carnival Red Pearl with Cashmere piped hide
  • Well appointed interior 
  • Cruise control and automatic transmission
  • Last year of production

The Appeal

Jaguar’s XJ saloons have an unrepeatable road presence, with their suave styling and smooth running engines. They are truly magnificent executive saloons, which combine tasteful design with capable performance.

This particular Jaguar is from the last year of production of the X308 series and is finished in a fetching shade of Carnival Red and its bodywork appears to be very good. The interior is very well appointed for its age and remains in good condition throughout. 

Now presented for sale, this XJ is a sumptuous place to be and will certainly provide many miles of enjoyable motoring. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2002
  • Registered under the previous licence plate: LJ02ATT
  • The vendor tells us that the car comes with a new MOT
  • UK V5
  • Road Tax £295
  • Speedo display is in Kilometres, converted to miles the mileage on this car is 54234 miles
  • UK spec car 

The Interior

  • Beige leather interior in good condition 
  • The upholstery is well presented with no damage we could see
  • Even the driver’s seat is very good for the age and mileage
  • Light creasing present throughout, but nothing which detracts from the overall appeal
  • The vendor informs us that the leather has been professionally cleaned and treated with hide food
  • 12 way seats and mirrors with memory
  • Heated, electrically adjustable front seats
  • Even the rear seats are heated
  • Alpine radio
  • Thick pile overmats fitted in the footwells
  • The headlining appears to be securely fitted
  • Wood veneer accents on the dashboard, centre console and doors
  • The lacquer is very good
  • Multi-function wood and leather steering wheel
  • Cruise control and stereo controls on the wheel
  • Rear blinds
  • The dashboard top appears to be well preserved, with no sign of UV damage we could see
  • To the rear, the spacious boot is fully carpeted and well presented 

The Exterior 

  • Carnival Red Pearl metallic paint 
  • The paint has reportedly been treated to a full machine polish
  • The body panels appear to be in very good condition
  • We’re informed that the car is free from corrosion throughout
  • It sits on smart alloy wheels with Bridgestone tyres fitted 
  • The exterior trim is all present and correct
  • Chrome plating well presented
  • The wing mirrors are electrically adjustable
  • The lamp lenses appear clear and bright 

The Mechanics 

  • 3.2-litre V8 engine
  • Automatic transmission 
  • The vendor tells us that the timing chain tensioners have been updated
  • The gearbox has also reportedly been serviced 
  • The vendor states that the car will be subject to a full mechanical and electrical inspection, with any issues being seen to
  • Original tool kit still present in the engine bay
  • The engine bay is very clean and tidy, having clearly been well cared for 


In all, this XJ appears to be a great example of a useable modern classic. It combines that timeless Jaguar elegance with the thumping roar of a V8 engine. what more could you want?

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XJ Sovereign (X308)
  • Colour Carnival Red
  • Odometer 87,282 Kilometres
  • Engine size 3200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • Ve•••• £5,000 26/03/23
  • hu•••• £4,900 26/03/23
  • Ve•••• £4,800 26/03/23
  • hu•••• £4,700 26/03/23
  • Ve•••• £4,600 26/03/23
  • da•••• £4,500 26/03/23
  • Ve•••• £4,400 26/03/23
  • da•••• £4,300 26/03/23
  • hu•••• £4,200 26/03/23
  • mi•••• £4,100 26/03/23

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