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2002 Jaguar XK8 Convertible


  • Early upgraded car with 4.2 motor and 6spd auto 
  • Good condition reflects low mileage car 
  • Long MOT to September 2024 
  • Well regarded, stylish and usable V8 convertible 

The Appeal 

While its German rivals focussed on high technology, Jaguar took suitably more relaxed approach to the business of delivering a very good GT car. The XK8 had been a long time coming but when it arrived it was a very Jaguar car: relaxing, supremely comfortable and very, very smooth.  
The formula worked so well that it required little change during the car’s long production run. The most notable changes came in 2002 when the V8 engine was enlarged to a historically appropriate 4.2litre and the gearbox was changed to 6spd, two changes that enthusiasts of these cars highly value. 
This low mileage convertible was one of the first on the line to benefit from those changes.  Its condition reflects the sparing use and it comes with a usefully long MOT. 


 The History and Paperwork 

  • First registered 23rd November 2002 
  • Just five owners from new, current from 14th August 2022
  • Full set of factory handbooks and wallet 
  • Unfortunately we know little of this car’s service and maintenance history 
  • The MOT history verifies the low mileage 
  • MOT expires 13th September 2024 with advisories for two tyres and a brake pipe 
  • Car has covered very few miles since the last MOT test 


The Condition 

  • Finished in the popular combination of light gold metallic over dove grey leather 
  • Well kept bodywork, paintwork and interior demonstrate why these cars are so popular 
  • Black mohair roof in good condition with clear glass screen and works correctly 
  • Exterior glasswork and lights well kept with no issues to report 
  • Factory standard car including the well kept 7 spoke 18in alloy wheels 
  • These are shod with Pirelli P Zero tyres that show good tread but are older fitments 
  • Two of the tyres show deterioration which was recorded on last MOT as an advisory 
  • Some light marks to bodywork typical of age but not unsightly 
  • Panels show no corrosion, including areas to note on these cars such as arches and sills 
  • Fitted with headlamp washers and rear parking sensors 
  • Underside presents well with no structural advisories noted on last MOT 
  • Interior in good order, its design one of the highlights of these sumptuous cars 
  • Dove grey leather interior with minimal wear to seats, driver’s showing discolouration 
  • Door cards in good condition with light delamination to switch veneer surrounds 
  • Remaining veneers across dashboard and console unmarked and well kept 
  • Carpets generally clean with factory overmats fitted 
  • Boot area in good order with factory CD multichanger fitted 
  • Jaguar factory head unit fitted with cassette system 
  • Specification includes electric seats, air conditioning and cruise control 
  • Roof headlining shows some water discolouration but not unsightly


The Mechanics 

  • 4,196cc Jaguar AJV8 engine with fuel injection generating around 290bhp 
  • This engine was enlarged in 2002 to improve torque and smooth power delivery 
  • Later 6spd automatic ZF gearbox is considered desirable by collectors 
  • Some corrosion visible around air conditioning radiator pipes 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK8
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 41,594 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Newquay
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom

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