2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0 V8 Coupe

MAKEJaguar
MODELXK8 4.0 V8 Coupe
REGISTRATIONA18 AMU
ENGINE SIZE3996
TRANSMISSIONAutomatic
MILEAGE104,000
MOT EXPIRY DATE20/06/2023
CURRENT V5
COLOURBlack
INTERIORIvory Leather

2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0 V8 Coupe

  • 4.0-litre V8
  • Automatic
  • 290bhp
  • Ivory Leather
  • Alloys
  • MOT’d until June 2023
  • Private registration comes with the car
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Description

  • 4.0-litre V8
  • Automatic
  • 290bhp
  • Ivory Leather
  • Alloys
  • MOT’d until June 2023
  • Private registration comes with the car

The Jaguar XK8 is performance, panache, and presence all in a superb British classic sports car package.

Perhaps the best-looking Jaguar since the XJ220, the stunning looks combined with awesome performance from the 290bhp V8 engine make the XK8 an attractive all round classic car. If the thought of having a classic Jaguar that can be an everyday classic, weekend getaway classic or immensely fun second car isn’t enough, then just remember the XK8 also had a 0-60 time of 6.4 secs!

Background

As the 90’s approached, the Jaguar Team knew they couldn’t stand still. A dedicated team began working on a new sports car project. Both cost and time were critical. To save both, the team retained and modified the floorplan from the XJS. They borrowed an existing rear suspension set-up from the saloon Jag, but added all new double wishbone suspension at the front end. A superb all new 32-valve quad cam V8 engine pushing out 290bhp was popped under the bonnet.

The XK8 launched at the Geneva Motor show to rapturous Press reviews. Jaguar knew they had a winner on their hands.

History

  • Our vendor has had for several months
  • Prior to his ownership, his dad owned the XK8
  • Before that we are told “a chap in Grantham owned the Jaguar using it sparingly, mainly for weddings”
  • Registered 14 December 2000
  • MoT’d until June 2023
  • The nice private plate is staying with the XK8.

Our vendor Richard tells us he lent the XK8 to one of his customers over the Christmas period. They completed a 250 trip from Leicester to Margate and the XK8 ‘didn’t miss a beat’.

The reason for sale of this lovely XK is because an E-Type is displacing it. Fair enough.

Mechanicals

The first thing you notice is the enjoyable sound of the quad-cam V8 . 290bhp is put through the rear wheels, and the powerful engine makes the XK8 handle like a sports car should. The auto ‘box comes into it’s own when you’re on longer journeys. The XK8 is a grand tourer like no other. Cruising is effortless. But put your foot down and the quad-cam V8 gets a real howling move on.

The super, 4.0-litre V8 runs well. It pulls hard and produces that fabulous sound that only a V8 can when its on-song.

A look under the bonnet, via our Image Gallery, reveals a clean and tidy engine bay.

With the sonorous V8 mated to the modern five speed ZF auto gear box, this makes the Jaguar XK8 a joy to drive.

Interior

  • Ivory leather
  • Walnut trim

The cabin space has a light, bright spacious feeling. In true Jaguar fashion, the interior is a reminder of the manufacturer’s superb attention to detail. The good condition Ivory leather goes very well with the Black exterior.

The seats are in rather impressive condition for the mileage of the vehicle, with the driver’s seat of course showing slightly more wear than all the others particularly on the outer section.

The rear seats, on the other hand, look like new, as a result of probably never been used. Having said that there is plenty of room, this XK8 is a genuine 2+2 sports car.

Door cards, carpet, headlining and all interior trim look excellent for their age. This is rare on these models, they can get a bit careworn. The lovely walnut dash looks good too.

Outside

Italian style is often banged-on about. But Jaguar really did pull it off with the XK8

Overall, the paint and body is in good condition. It you look closely in the Image Gallery you’ll spot the usual blemish here and there which are typical on a 23 year classic.

The lamps, which often become opaque over time are in good condition.

Bottom line

The XK8 range offers impressive performance and style for the money. That won’t be the case for ever, because the accomplished and sophisticated Jaguar is increasingly appreciated in the classic market.

  • Quad-cam V8 with 370bhp
  • Five speed ‘auto box
  • Good colour
  • Ivory interior

There are lot of XK8’s on the market. Talking to our vendor, looking at the images and seeing the car, we have the strong sense this is a decent, usable, honest XK8.  If you’ve been searching for a nice one at the right price, you may just have struck lucky. Good luck bidding.

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Vehicle Location: Lutterworth, Leics LE17 – it’s the responsibility of the buyer to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
j****g £2,100.00 2023-01-24 13:27:41
m******n £1,900.00 2023-01-23 19:20:53
g*************m £1,700.00 2023-01-22 20:45:19
s***********n £1,500.00 2023-01-22 20:24:47
l*************0 £1,300.00 2023-01-14 11:12:12
p***********r £1,100.00 2023-01-14 02:15:25
l*************0 £700.00 2023-01-12 20:47:46
p***********r £700.00 2023-01-14 02:15:04
Start auction £500.00 12/01/2023 12:00 AM

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