2002 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Very good V8 soft-top XK8
  • Less 63k miles from new
  • Full service history
  • Superbly presented low-mileage example

THE APPEAL

In many ways, the XK8 was the modern incarnation of the E-Type. Far more of a sports car than the XJS it replaced, the V8-powered coupé or convertible was a return to Jaguar’s pure performance car days, with terrific handling and drop-dead gorgeous looks. 

It was based on a modified XJS platform, with brand new front suspension and the multi-link rear end from the X300 saloon, while the amazing styling (courtesy of Fergus Pollock) and brand-new V8 engine added further appeal.

There were echoes of the E-Type in the styling too, with distinctive side bulges and a long, rounded nose. Indeed, the E-Type parallels are gathering appeal among collectors, especially as a lot of earlier models have now disappeared. Demand for good examples has started to outstrip supply, meaning prices are on the up and the best cars – especially soft tops - are becoming increasingly popular.

This one is a really good example with less than 63,000 miles on the clock, finished in smart Platinum Silver with Magnolia leather and a blue mohair hood. It’s presented for sale in excellent order.

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THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK

  • Jaguar book pack and wallet
  • Two sets of keys
  • UK V5C
  • MOT October 2023
  • All minor MOT advisories addressed
  • Fully stamped service book, most recently at 62,068 miles in November 2022 by a specialist dealer in Devon
  • Selection of magazine features and books relevant to the model
  • Supplied new in April 2002 by Grange Jaguar of Exeter
  • Enthusiast-owned for several years
  • Very well cared-for car, for sale as a result of bereavement

THE INTERIOR

  • Magnolia leather
  • Light Walnut veneers
  • Excellent leather seat facings, very minor patina to driver’s seat
  • Very good rear seats, barely used
  • Superb door cards
  • Electric retractable roof
  • Magnolia leather tonneau cover
  • Optional part-wood steering wheel
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Factory mats
  • Cruise control
  • Climate control
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Smart luggage area
  • CD changer 
  • Original tools and space-saver spare wheel

THE EXTERIOR 

  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Blue mohair soft top in perfect working order
  • 19-inch five-spoke alloys in very good condition, recently refurbished and showing no kerb marks
  • Matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres all-round
  • Appears very good underneath
  • Panels are all straight and dent-free 
  • Excellent paint work with no notable chips, marks or scratches
  • Rear arches and trailing edges of the sills are in excellent order
  • Very minor scuffing to one door mirror

THE MECHANICS 

  • 4.0-litre V8
  • Five-speed auto transmission
  • 290bhp
  • Recent service less than 400 miles ago
  • Reported by the vendor to drive without fault

SUMMARY

This is a really lovely, original and low-mileage example of the purest and most stylish XK8, in wonderful order and finished in a very pretty colour scheme. 

The original XK8 is a car that’s only going one way, as have the XJS and E-Type before it. Good ones are cars worthy of collectors and are also increasingly sought-after as enjoyable, usable modern classics - fun to drive, roof up or down. Perfect for classic touring events or as something special for the weekend. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK8
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 62,392 Miles
  • Engine size 3996
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town London Colney
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
29 bids
  • Ru•••• £9,700 28/03/23
  • JP•••• £9,600 28/03/23
  • Ru•••• £9,500 28/03/23
  • JP•••• £9,400 28/03/23
  • Ru•••• £9,300 28/03/23
  • JP•••• £9,200 28/03/23
  • Ru•••• £9,100 28/03/23
  • JP•••• £9,000 28/03/23
  • Ru•••• £8,900 28/03/23
  • JP•••• £8,800 28/03/23

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