2003 Jaguar X-Type SE


  • Desirable SE example
  • Full leather interior with Jaguar Racing Green exterior
  • Leaping Jaguar bonnet mascot

The Appeal

Jaguar's X-Type was initially released in 2002 with production running until 2009 with well over 300,000 examples produced. The X-Type was intended to go up against the German dominated compact executive car market of the early noughties. Initially the X-Type was offered with a range of V6 petrol engines and later would offer inline 4-cylinder diesel options. 

The SE version would benefit as standard from additional chrome trim, automatic climate control, a trip computer and birds eye maple wooden trim, to name a few. The V6 petrol engines have proven to be the more desirable formats over time, derived from the well-regarded Ford Duratec engine. 

With a desirable specification, the SE was a better-appointed model to do battle with its German rivals, a quoted 0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds means it was well equipped to hold its own against the competition!

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT until 08/05/2024 with no advisories
  • First registered 17/10/2003
  • Initially sold to H.A. Fox Jaguar of Nottingham
  • Selling as surplus to requirements
  • Genuine 40,400 miles
  • Less than 5000 miles covered in the last 5 years
  • Part service history, main dealer and independent
  • Last noted service 14/03/2019 / 37,689 miles
  • New spark plugs and coil pack fitted 28/04/14
  • Owner’s manual present, in good condition and included with car
  • Service book present and stamped from delivery up until 14/03/2019 
  • Substantial paint cracking to front bonnet, most likely caused from sun exposure
  • Desirable drilled and vented front disc brakes as standard
  • Full cream leather interior from new
  • Remote unlock/lock function of key not currently working but manual key still functions as expected
  • Private numberplate NOT included with vehicle

The Interior

  • Cream leather interior remains in very good condition overall
  • All seats are in excellent condition considering the age and mileage, free from any rips or tears with only the drivers seat starting to show some light signs of wear
  • Wood trim in very good condition throughout
  • Carpets and floor mats in good condition
  • Steering wheel airbag trim does not sit plush on the right hand side
  • Desirable cruise control as standard as well as hands free phone buttons located on the steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control fitted as standard and reported to function
  • Headlining present, secure and remains in very good condition
  • Air vent trim on dashboard starting to lift slightly, not reported to affect functionality
  • Rear seats and footwells remain in excellent condition with a fold down middle seat possessing double cup holders
  • Boot remains in a good condition with space saver spare wheel and jack present, both also in good condition

The Exterior 

  • Desirable Jaguar Racing Green paintwork remains in poor to good condition overall
  • Substantial cracking to paint on bonnet, may need a respray to rectify
  • Rest of paintwork remains in fair to good condition with some small scuffs and chips to the usual areas such as bumpers, wheel arches and wing mirrors
  • Non-matching tyres with good tread
  • Matching original 16-inch alloys in good condition overall
  • Chrome exterior trim remains in very good condition
  • Badges, brightwork and glass in very good condition overall
  • Desirable leaping Jaguar bonnet mascot remains in very good condition
  • Driver's door panel gaps differ slightly but has no effect on functionality
  • Headlight lenses have substantial fogging and may need attention in future
  • Exhaust tips and backboxes remain in very good condition, possibly replaced recently
  • Roof paintwork remains in good condition free from any noticeable damage
  • Roof rack mounting points present

The Mechanics

  • 2.5L V6 engine starts well and runs smoothly, free from any knocking, bangs or smoke
  • Desirable 5-speed automatic model
  • 'S' sports button next to gear selector, gives for higher revs before changing gears and sharper throttle response
  • Relatively low mileage considering the age
  • Desirable drilled and vented front disc brakes as standard
  • Cruise control fitted as standard and reported to function as expected
  • Engine bay and underside in a good, used condition
  • Touring suspension fitted as standard
  • Jaguar Traction (full time all-wheel drive) fitted as standard
  • Current owner reports that the car drives and stops as expected, well and in a straight line 
  • Sound proofing on underside of bonnet all present and intact, free from any rips
  • Some oil residue present on engine sump but does not appear to be excessive


As Jaguar X-Types go, this SE example has been tastefully configured from new, sporting a full cream leather interior and eye-catching Jaguar Racing Green paintwork. 

The paintwork is in need of attention in areas such as the bonnet with the interior remaining in very good condition overall. The service book shows that regular servicing has been carried out on this relatively low mileage example, with less than 5000 miles covered in the last 5 years. 

If you are on the lookout for a compact executive car and more importantly a future British classic, this X-Type SE is well worth considering, road legal and ready to enjoy many more miles yet!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model X Type
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 40,400 Miles
  • Engine size 2496
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
4 bids
  • graham.•••• £1,600 20/09/23
  • recusan•••• £1,500 20/09/23
  • Fox8 £1,250 20/09/23
  • peter-k•••• £1,000 13/09/23

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