1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 V8 Auto *Sold £3,500*

MODELXJ8 3.2 V8 Auto
COLOURSea Frost Green
INTERIOROatmeal Leather
LOCATIONFoxton, Cambs CB22

1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 V8 Auto *Sold £3,500*

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  • Low-mileage X308
  • Wonderful condition throughout
  • Extensive service history
  • MOT to August with no advisories
  • 4 New Tyres
  • This 1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 V8 sold for £3,500

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  • Low-mileage X308
  • Wonderful condition throughout
  • Extensive service history
  • MOT to August with no advisories
  • 4 New Tyres

Older, big classic Jag saloons had a wonderful rogue-ish air to them. They had the fine quality design, with leather and wood trim. However as second-hand cars, many fell into the hands of sheepskin jacketed car dealers. This and The Sweeney did no end of damage to the Jaguar corporate image.

How things have changed. The Jaguar XJ8 series took all the brilliant emotional elements of Jaguar history and made massive steps forward, not least of which was quality. The X308 was transformed into a BMW beating, Mercedes munching success.

That reputation means Jaguar X308s are increasing in value and are now beginning to attract significant enthusiast and collector interest.

Background and paperwork

  • An average of just 650 miles per year since 2005
  • Extensive service history
  • MOT’d to August with no advisories
  • 2 keys

Although similar in looks, to the XJ6 series, the XJ8 represented the mind-set of a new generation of engineers at Jag’s HQ in Coventry. The upgraded design was wonderfully judged and perfectly executed. It led to a Milan panel of experts voting it L’Automobile piu Bella del Mondo – roughly translated to ‘The Most Beautiful Car in The World’. The Mid-landers at HQ must have been made up with that.

The plan was simple. Identify all the characteristics that turned traditional Mercedes and BMW buyers away from Jaguar and ruthlessly erase them. The plan delivered and the X308 smashed all comers. The Jaguar X308, the last XJ is easily entering classic car status.


  • Oatmeal leather trim
  • Rich light Maple veneer
  • Hazel carpets
  • Spotless headlining

With this classic Jaguar XJ8 having done low mileage overall and only around 650 miles a year in the last two decades, you’d expect it to be good. It is. Have a look at the Image Gallery.

Even high wear areas such as the bolster, centre console and gear lever are all near perfect. To reinforce that, our vendor has taken a close-up image of the stitching on the steering wheel. You’d be hard pressed to find an interior like this.

Overall, this interior is in extremely good condition. The new owner will not be disappointed.

Saggy ceilings are common issue on these classics. See for yourself how good this one is. It speaks volumes about the classic XJ8


The standard of quality continues.

  • Beautiful Sea Frost Green paintwork
  • Five pristine alloy wheels
  • Great fit and finish all round
  • No damage or dents
  • New tyres fitted recently

The XJ V8 makes a big impression. Finished in rare Sea Frost Green it does look marvellous. Thanks to the very low usage and being clearly well looked after it is in very good condition. Our honest vendor has highlighted a miniscule stone chip on the bonnet and one door edge. That isn’t bad for a 24-year-old classic. You’ll have to look to find them. Overall, the Jaguar looks outstanding, even down to the fine details such as brightwork, trim, lights and badges.

Engine and mechanicals

  • Superb V8 engine
  • 0-60 in just over 8.0 sec
  • New Crankshaft sensor
  • New Breather and Coolant pipes

Everything about this XJ says that it has been looked after. You can just tell.  With low mileage and very low use in the last 17 years, this Jaguar XJ8 offers a great opportunity to own one of these fantastic Jaguars in exceptional condition. The engine bay is very clean and tidy. The vendor reports the car drives exactly as it should, pulling and driving well.

Additional information

We always ask. This is what our vendor told us about the classic Jaguar XJ8:

“The car is in wonderful condition throughout; it has extensive invoices for services and work undertaken. MOT until August 2023 with no advisories. I purchased the car five months ago and while admittedly, it’s a brilliant example of a low mileage XJ8, ultimately, I’m a Mercedes man at heart.”

Our view

  • Great history
  • Low usage
  • Excellent condition
  • Extremely reasonable reserve

The objective for the Jaguar XJ8 Series, was to eliminate all the excuses to buying British.

Job done. Drop in behind the wheel of an XJ8 and there’s a profound sense of occasion. The Germans just could not recreate that Jag feel. Behind the wheel you’ll feel the history, quality and style of the British marque. Put your foot down and Big Cat roars down the road. It is a daily driver or great second classic car. As an ownership proposition, the XJ8 is miles ahead of its predecessors.

The trickle-down effect from new car to second hand car to classic car is now complete with the XJ8. They are still undervalued by the market right now but XJ8 prices are trending up. A great one like this, well looked with a good history, will make an elegant addition to any driveway, and will only look better and more valuable with age.

Please Note: The images and video used are from our previous vendor and were taken 6 months ago, but we are advised that our vendor has only driven a few hundred miles since purchase.

Vehicle Location: Foxton, Cambs CB22 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

Have a question about this Jaguar XJ8? Please contact the Evoke team at auction@evoke-classics.com and we will speak to the vendor on your behalf.

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Well, everyone knows the broad value of classic, let’s all be honest. So we don’t need to tell you what you already know, do we.

The ‘market’ decides and the old cliché that ‘it’s are worth what someone wants to pay’ is no less true. So why kid everyone!

But, because we are different, if it really does matter to you, that’s fine, we want you to be happy. Just drop us a line at auction@evoke-classics.com and one of us will be delighted to ring you back and discuss, it’s what we do.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
f*********m £3,500.00 2023-04-12 11:37:41
f*********m £3,450.00 2023-04-12 11:36:08
r*****************k £3,350.00 2023-04-12 10:22:37
f*********m £3,250.00 2023-04-12 09:19:58
r*****************k £3,200.00 2023-04-12 10:21:30
r*****************k £3,000.00 2023-04-07 11:29:45
f*********m £2,750.00 2023-04-06 21:24:34
s********2 £2,500.00 2023-04-06 12:32:49
e**********d £2,250.00 2023-04-05 18:14:15
b**************t £2,000.00 2023-04-01 22:02:53
e**********d £1,750.00 2023-03-31 17:50:30
m*************8 £1,500.00 2023-03-27 18:26:58
i*****9 £1,250.00 2023-03-24 12:09:06
j***********s £1,000.00 2023-03-23 18:35:42
Start auction £1,000.00 22/03/2023 12:00 AM


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