2005 XK8 4.2S Final Edition (X100)

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  • Desirable ‘Final Edition’
  • Significant work undertaken recently
  • Comprehensive service history

The Appeal

The X100 has a dedicated base of enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. Stylish, well specified and with some wonderfully evocative drivetrains, they make for a great everyday modern classic.

At the end of the production run, the ‘Final Edition’ was launched, with some unique features and badging. This is a fine example of a Final Edition car, presented with a good service record and with the vendor having recently undertaken significant amounts of maintenance work.

If you’re after a solid, very usable daily modern classic, this would be an excellent choice.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2005
  • Three owners from new, current owner since 2019
  • Comprehensive service history
  • 14 stamps in the service history: 10 Jaguar main dealer stamps to 2016, four independent stamps after that
  • Last service in November 2021 at 128,000 miles
  • Complete with the original handbook pack and two remote keys
  • Passed every MOT since 2017 with no advisories
  • Current MOT to March 2023

The Interior

  • Charcoal leather upholstery
  • The driver’s seat is from a 2005MY non-S car as the original was unrepairable - it works fine, but the vendor is still looking for a correct replacement
  • Chequered flag tread plates
  • Final Edition badging and floor mats
  • Electrically operated steering column
  • Cruise control and hands-free phone connection
  • 10-way electrically operated, heated memory seats
  • Carbon fibre dash and door tops
  • Climate control and heated front windscreen
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Factory radio/cassette system with Alpine CD changer
  • Spacesaver spare wheel

The Exterior

  • Platinum silver paintwork
  • The vendor tells us that some areas of paintwork and trim may need a little finishing off
  • Xenon headlights with washers
  • 19-inch ‘Atlas’ alloy wheels, shod with quality Pirelli tyres
  • The bodywork looks to be in good order, with no evidence of corrosion or notable damage apparent, although there are one or two areas which show some very minor bubbling
  • Underneath, the car presents very well – there is some surface corrosion to some of the drivetrain components, as should be expected, but overall is it looks to be very solid and free from notable corrosion or damage
  • We note that there have been no MOT advisories for corrosion in the car’s history

The Mechanics

  • Naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8, serving up 300bhp to the rear wheels
  • Smooth automatic transmission
  • To bring the car up to top condition, Elite & Performance Jaguar in Derby has carried out a lot of work over the last 18 months, including: new front lower arm bushes, top wishbone bushes, ARB bushes, drop links, front and rear brake pads, new rocker cover gaskets, oxygen sensor, replacement breathers, front timing cover oil seal, crank seal, rear coolant hose, brake light switch, ABS link harness, rear window motor, new battery, new bulbs in the instrument panel and a new fuel filter
  • In November 2021, alongside a full service, the Elite & Performance fitted a new near-side rear quarter glass mechanism, and also renewed the ‘spider’ coolant hose for the heater
  • The vendor also tells us that all the wing liners have been removed and the inner wings cleaned
  • The vendor reports that the car drives very well, with no mechanical issues they are aware of and it also has had a new battery fitted in March


With that wonderfully smooth V8, curvaceous styling and a very well appointed interior, this XK8 is the perfect open-top grand tourer. Coming as it does with a fine service history and long record of recent maintenance work, we think this elegant modern classic is a sure fire winner.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2005
  • Make Jaguar
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 129,300 Miles
  • Engine size 4198
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Derby
  • Location Derbyshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 7 bidders
  • nick.pa•••• £5,200 12/12/22
  • kyron_l•••• £5,000 12/12/22
  • nick.pa•••• £4,800 12/12/22
  • kyron_l•••• £4,600 12/12/22
  • Andrew•••• £4,400 09/12/22
  • Andrew•••• £4,300 09/12/22
  • harry-h•••• £4,100 09/12/22
  • Grizzly•••• £4,000 09/12/22
  • Andrew•••• £3,600 05/12/22
  • james-r•••• £3,500 05/12/22

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