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2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

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Low Mileage | 3 Former Keepers | Lovely Condition

  • Mileage~63,741
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.0L
  • LocationLancaster

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Introduction

Paul Wright
Professional Consigner

Powerful, smooth, luxurious leather and elegant - could the XK8 possibly be the perfect grand tourer?

These elegant, Fergus Pollock-styled cars were first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1996. Available in both convertible and coupe form, they were warmly received by the public, over ~90,000 were sold mainly to the UK and US markets. A worthy successor to the XJS, the XK8 pioneered Jaguar's first homegrown V8. Previous V8 Jaguar offerings had, very successfully, utilised a Daimler unit. However, this new engine was highly innovative and featured 32 valves, variable valve timing and a power output of ~290BHP.

True to its Jaguar pedigree, the XK8 looks every inch the feline predator with more than a hint of E-type heritage. Sharing a platform with the Aston Martin DB7, it’s a beautiful, luxurious and powerful sports car capable of delivering an engaging, communicative and exhilarating driving experience.

This lovely low-mileage example has been cared for by the vendor since late 2010. Spending more time abroad has meant the XK8 hasn't been used as much as it deserves, which has brought on the sale of the car.

This listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Gaynor the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Being a huge Jaguar fan, the XK8 has been a pleasure to own - it’s effortless to drive and extremely smooth.

Gaynor is no stranger to owning Jaguars. Having owned previous models, it has to be said that this one has been Gaynor’s favourite, and if it weren’t for spending so much time abroad, the car certainly wouldn’t be going.

She has owned the car for the last ~13.5 years, and has covered ~14,000 miles in that time. It can be considered a low mileage example, and has just 3 former keepers. Gaynor will be on hand to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

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Exterior

The long, elegant XK8 is firmly in the modern classic category now, it is after-all, 24 years old.

Wheels and Tyres

The original five-spoke wheels are in good condition; there are a few minor marks, but nothing a mobile wheel refurbisher couldn’t address. The tyres are Pirelli and Bridgestone, all of which have a good amount of tread remaining.

Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.

Bodywork

The bodywork on the Jaguar is in good condition; there are a couple of minor dings to mention. One is in the bonnet and possibly caused by a stone; the others are in the boot lid, where there are some dents from the inside out. These were caused by a set of golf clubs that didn't quite fit as expected by the previous keeper. These dents aren’t that noticeable and have to be caught at the right angle to spot them. The rest of the car is in good order with good shut lines.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in "Carnival Red Mica", the paintwork presents well. Some paintwork has been carried out to the rear aches, which is a very common area for corrosion. This work was completed approximately three years ago and still looks fresh.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The windows are in good condition and appear free from any noticeable scratches. All windows operate as they should via the switches and when the roof operates.

The convertible roof is in very good condition and just has an odd few crease marks in keeping with the age and mileage of the Jaguar. This operates as it should, going both up and down without hesitation.

All the lights are in good condition, with no splits or cracks in the lenses.

Interior

Ivory leather trim is a lovely contrast with the Carnival Red exterior.

Seats and Carpets

Fully electric seats are trimmed in Ivory leather; there is some wear to the driver's bolster in keeping with the car's age. The passenger seat is in good condition, and the rear seat has a small split in the base. Both door cards are in good condition with no noticeable scuffs or damage.

The carpets are clean and tidy, and a set of factory mats are in place. Inside the boot houses the warning triangle, space saver spare wheel, wheel brace and jack. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Dashboard

The dashboard is in good condition, and the walnut fascia has no signs of any damage. Showing on the odometer is ~63,741 miles, and no warning lights are displayed when the car is running.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with the original wood/leather steering wheel, this is in good order with minimal signs of wear to the leather, whch we would say matches the age and mileage of the XK8.

The wooden gear selector is in good order and it is working correctly too. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Mechanics

With ~290BHP on tap, the 4.0-litre V8 was the first V8 to come from Jaguar, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Engine and Gearbox

Looking around the engine bay of the XK8, there do not appear to be any leaks. The XK8 engine fires up from cold first time, which can be seen in our Mechanical review video, and sounds fantastic.

Out on the road, the Jag pulls well through the gears, and the change is so smooth you can hardly tell it's changing. There are no untoward noises heard coming from the transmission or drivetrain.

Suspension and Brakes

As you would expect from Jaguar, the ride is super smooth, and the XK8 soaks up the road easily, providing a reassuring feel in the bends with no excessive body roll.

Bringing you to a halt, the brakes are working as they should, stopping the car in a straight line and with no juddering reported to be coming through the pedal.

The Drive

If you had to use one word to sum up driving the XK8, it would be effortless! The car is really smooth on the road, performs very well and is a great car to be in, especially with the roof down. If you get caught in a shower, it is a button press, and the roof is back up.

Electrics and Other

Everything inside the car is reported to be working just as it should. All the switchgear looks to be in good order, with no wear to the lettering on the buttons. The factory-fit unit is coupled with the boot-mounted CD multi-changer and satellite navigation.

One thing to note is that the boot can only be opened with the key, not the button. This has not been an issue for Gaynor and hasn’t been investigated.

History and Paperwork

Just over ~5,000 miles have been covered in the XK8 in the past 10 years, the car coming to market from ~13.5 years ownership and just 3 former keepers before this.

This low mileage example comes with several invoices dating back to 2007 showing the car has been serviced on mileage. The last service was carried out in January 2022, approximately ~500 miles ago. An MOT was carried out on 08.02.2024, and it passed with no advisories. With just ~63,741 miles, this 2000 Jaguar XK8 is a superb choice, just in time for the warmer months, where you can drop the roof, sit back, relax and experience the wonderfully smooth V8-powered XK8.

We've done all our usual seller checks, including photo ID, V5, and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above. However, as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail. This has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa, and take your time to review everything on this listing to make your own assessment of the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming. If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bids, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
08.02.2024 MOT 63,732
31.01.2022 Service 63,281
21.10.2021 MOT 63,109
15.03.2019 MOT 62,843
03.04.2018 MOT 62,722
09.03.2017 MOT 62,414
15.08.2016 Service 62,138
26.10.2015 MOT 60,821
26.09.2014 MOT 58,682
01.07.2014 Roof Repair & ABS Unit 58,336
04.10.2013 MOT 57,069
08.10.2012 MOT 54,541
12.10.2011 MOT 53,095
20.04.2011 Spark Plugs 51,892
29.07.2010 MOT 50,574
17.05.2010 Service 49,450
05.08.2009 MOT 45,901
08.04.2009 Service 44,588
01.05.2008 MOT 39,967
19.07.2007 Service 25,423 (Inaccurate Reading)
20.04.2007 MOT 31,933
21.04.2006 Service 25,423
20.04.2006 MOT 25,420
21.04.2005 Battery 18,889
15.04.2005 MOT 18,804
08.03.2004 MOT 12,689
19.02.2003 Service 9,482
18.06.2002 Service 7,634
01.09.2001 Service 5,116
28.02.2001 Service 3,262
Key Details
  • ModelXK8 Convertible
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.03.2000
  • CC3,996
  • Mileage~63,741
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourCarnival Red
  • Interior ColourIvory
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SAJAC42E9YNA06426
  • Engine #NC0002092123
  • Last Service31.01.2022
  • MOTYes Valid Until 07.02.2025
  • HPi ClearYes All Clear
  • Former Keepers3
  • Tyre BrandPirelli & Bridgestone
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~13.5 Years
  • Key FeatureLow Mileage, Long Ownership
  • Auction ID1798


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