2001 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

Very eye-catching in Sea Ice Green; 114k miles with excellent service history; bespoke rear hood cover; personalised number; very tidy all round

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1996, the new Jaguar XK8 Coupe was the replacement for the venerable XJS which had in turn supplanted the E-Type. Designed by Geoff Lawson, who had also penned the stunning XJ220, it shared its platform with the Aston Martin DB7 to which it bore a more than passing resemblance. The first Jaguar ever with an eight-cylinder engine, it's wonderfully refined 4-litre V8 produced 290bhp and could waft the car to an electronically limited 155mph top speed in conditions of uncanny smoothness. First registered in May 2001, this XK8 Convertible looks great in rare Sea Ice Green with a dark green hood and cream hide interior. Our vendor acquired the car in 2010 and has since covered around 23,000 trouble-free miles, the odometer currently showing 113,590 miles. Always well-maintained, it has 13 stamps in the service book up to 100,846 miles in 2015 plus an invoice for another service in September 2019 since when it has only covered around 1,000 miles. The air con system was also serviced and recharged in April 2019. In very good order throughout with just a trace of rust at the base of the rear wheelarches, a dent at the bottom of the n/s/f wheelarch and a cracked wing mirror casing (as shown in the photos), it retains its original owner’s handbook and wallet and a spare key. It has an MOT until March 2021 and 15 past MOTs. Most unusually it also has a detachable GRP hood cover which has more than a whiff of the D-Type about it. The icing on the cake is the personalised transferable number plate which will no doubt appeal to the saddos among you! Only reluctantly for sale because the vendor is now getting on a bit and struggles to get in and out as easily as he once did, this is a most appealing Jaguar all round that will turn lots of heads over the remaining summer months that lie ahead of us. For more information please contact James Dennison on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: F743SAD
Chassis Number: SAJAC42M11NA19250
Engine Number: NB0102212001
Engine Size: 3996
Docs: V5C; MOT March 2021; 15 old MOTs; invoices; handbooks

Estimate: £5,500+

Lot 89

Lot ended

Thursday 13/08/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £3,950
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