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2001 Jaguar XKR Coupe Auto

MAKEJaguar
MODELXKR Coupe Auto
REGISTRATIONX8 RBM
ENGINE SIZE3996
TRANSMISSIONAutomatic
MILEAGE82,924
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE2001
MOT EXPIRY DATE15/05/2023
CURRENT V5
COLOURSapphire Blue
INTERIORIvory leather

2001 Jaguar XKR Coupe Auto

  • Supercharged quad-cam V8
  • 5 speed ZF automatic
  • 370 bhp
  • Service history
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Description

  • Supercharged quad-cam V8
  • 5 speed ZF automatic
  • 370 bhp
  • Service history

The supercharged Jaguar XKR is performance, panache, and presence all in a superb British classic sports car capable of 155mph.

Background

The Jaguar Team knew they couldn’t stand still. In the early 90’s a team began working on a new sports car project. It had one of those funky secret code names. Both cost and time were project 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. Plus an all new 32-valve quad cam V8 engine pushing out 290bhp was popped under the bonnet. The first V8 in a Jaguar since the 250.

After launching in Geneva to rapturous press reviews, Jaguar didn’t hang about.

Just two short years later Jaguar decided to up the ante and in 1998 introduced the Jaguar XKR. The V8 quad cam in the classic XKR had a supercharger bolted on, giving the XKR a thundering 370bhp. The XKR in standard restricted form was good for 155mph. In (easily) unrestricted form allegedly the beast is good for 175mph, allegedly.

History

  • Our vendor has owned for the last 10 years
  • Registered 19 December 2001
  • MoT’d until May 2023
  • Solid service history
  • Just 3,145 miles in the last 10 years
  • Rear tyres replaced recently

Mechanicals

  • New timing chains
  • Tensioners
  • Guides and blades
  • All completed at 80,774 miles
  • Service History

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

Along with the crucial new items above which allow the new owner massive peace of mind, a new fuel pump has also been fitted

A virtual 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 XKR a joy to drive.

Interior

  • New headlining
  • 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 complements the  Sapphire Blue very well.

A prime example of Jaguar’s luxury touch are the front leather seats, which are both electronically adjustable and feature heated seat functions. Is that correct Roger?

Both seats are in rather impressive condition for the mileage of the vehicle.

The driver’s seat of course showing slightly more wear than all the others but ignoring that, all the seats are good condition, with no splits, tears or rips. The rear seats, on the other hand, look like new, as a result of probably never being used. Having said that there is plenty of room, this XKR is a genuine 2+2 sports car.

Both door cards, carpet and all interior trim look excellent for their age. This is rare on these models. They can get a bit careworn, this XKR definitely belies its age.

As a sign of how this Jaguar has been cared for, the boot space in clean tidy and all intact. There disc player is still in place, along with tool kit, warning triangle and spare.

Outside

  • Sapphire Blue paint
  • Alloy wheels
  • Wonderful Jaguar Coupe styling

Italian style is often banged-on about. But Jaguar really did pull out the stops with  XKR.

Overall, the Sapphire Blue paint is in good condition. It you look closely in the Gallery you’ll spot the usual blemish here and there common on a classic of this type.

The lamps, which often become opaque over time are in good condition. The new owner will get the benefit of two rather expensive new tyres at the rear.

The alloys are in good condition.

Significantly, the MoT history is very solid. That matters because there is no evidence of the dreaded corrosion taking hold to the body structure. That is rather unusual on the XKRs. There is a lot to read-in to that.

Bottom line

  • Quad-cam V8 with 370bhp
  • Five speed ‘auto box
  • 10 years with current owner
  • Well maintained
  • Critical timing chains renewed recently
  • Good colour with a lovely interior
  • A genuine car

There are lot of XK8’s on the market. The XKR is on another level altogether. Even though they are much fewer in number, the condition various enormously. Talking to our vendor, looking at the images and seeing the care it has had, we have the strong sense this is a very decent XKR. If you’ve been searching for a nice one for a while, you may just have struck lucky.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
p************9 £4,000.00 2022-11-29 20:28:12
p***********3 £3,500.00 2022-11-22 13:12:34
c*******e £3,000.00 2022-11-22 12:30:45
s*********9 £2,500.00 2022-11-22 12:14:09
c*******e £2,000.00 2022-11-22 12:05:46
Start auction £1,000.00 17/11/2022 12:00 AM

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