Jaguar XK8 Convertible 2000 - With their unmistakeable lines the XK8 Jaguar harks back to the days of the E Type, their long bonnet wrapped round Jaguars gloriously smooth Double overhead cam V8 engine, producing 290 Horse Power and mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox that in auto mode changes gear so smoothly it is almost un-noticeable while if you hit the "sport" mode button you will see 60mph arrive from zero in a quoted 6.5 seconds, on the way to a limited to 155mph. Couple this with their taught suspension and sumptuous interiors you can see why it was capable of challenging cars like BMW, Porsche, Lexus and Mercedes for their share of the market.
This particular convertible example was first registered on the 24th of March 2000 and has had three very careful owners, covering a mere 89000 miles in 16 years and complete with an excellent service history showing services at 10K, 20K, 32K, 45K, 55K, 66K, 71K, 77K, 78K, 84K and lastly 87K miles.
Its Topaz Gold exterior is excellent, complimented by a lovely, original set of Jaguar wide alloy wheels and a light brown convertible hood, both again in very good order. Inside the interior is in a light grey/sand coloured leather and burr wood, giving a light spacious feel, even with the roof up. There is very slight wear on the driver's side bolster and being a two plus two, there is room for two small ones in the back and it comes with all the creature comforts as standard ie. Automatic climate control, electric memory seats, trip computer, etc etc. One thing of note, which is unusual to the XK in this market sector, is its ability to swallow two sets of golf clubs in its boot, so great at the Golf club but another thing that makes these cars such excellent, long distance "GT" cars.
The vendor reports that both the engine and gearbox are excellent on this car, as are the overall electrics and running gear, with the car driving as it should. The MOT is current until March next year and it is complete with service book etc. So the only question is "How come these cars are so affordable and how much longer will it stay this way?" Well "Not long" is the answer with lovely examples like this one now becoming sought after and values are growing along with the demand.
Estimate £6500 to £7500