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2003 Jaguar XKR Convertible

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  • Mileage~101,256
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationHastings


2003 Jaguar XKR Convertible

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Alan Stuart
Vehicle Consigner and Photographer

Beautiful, elegant and perfectly in keeping with tradition - the XKR was a Jaguar masterstroke

At the Geneva Motor Show 1996 the Jaguar XK8 was launched to critical acclaim. With inescapable Jaguar DNA the new, Fergus Pollock styled tourer, offered beauty, elegance and power. Available in both coupe and convertible form, over 91,000 of these cars found homes with many going to the USA. Sharing a platform, the Aston Martin DB7 the XK8 offered the first Jaguar built V8 engine. Past Jaguars having, very successfully, utilised the Daimler V8 unit. However, the 32 valve AJ-V8 engine used in these cars was ground-breaking and delivered the smooth, refined, effortless power that characterises the Jaguar experience. 1998 saw the introduction of the Supercharged “R” model delivering 0-60 in under 5 seconds and a governed top speed of 155MPH. Supercar performance and stunning looks were blended with the luxury, opulence and comfort.

This beautiful convertible is presented in stunning “Gunmetal Grey" over a cream leather interior. The car comes to auction from ~7 years with its current owner and has benefitted from extensive works amounting to over £11,000 in that time. This is a car that looks fantastic, drives wonderfully and benefits from careful and diligent ownership, demonstrated by a comprehensive history file. With an MOT until May 2023 and recent service history this completely unmodified big cat is ready to use and enjoy.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Bob the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

It is a beautiful looking vehicle with a nod to the E-Type - It still drives superbly, but with a great turn of speed should you require it!

Bob is a long-time fan of Jaguars. He tells us “This was my third Jaguar, and I wanted a top for the range, XKR open top sports car. This one had a full-service history and a brilliant colour combination; I really like the cream leather and gunmetal grey”.

He goes on to say “It’s a great drive for days out in the summer, or to take to Jaguar or classic car events. (I am a member of Jaguar Drivers Club), It’s also beautiful to drive on motorways, very quiet, wonderful sound system, and cruise control”. In keeping with his love of Jaguars Bob has purchased an F-Type so the XXR is looking for a new home. Bob will be happy to answer any questions about his car in the comments section below.

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All the mystery, character and presence of a feline predator – elegant flowing lines presented in stunning Gunmetal Grey.

Wheels and Tyres

The 20-inch alloy, split rim BBS wheels present in good condition, with some kerb marks to the outer bezel which Bob confirms can be replaced relatively easily if required.

The wheels are wearing Pirelli P Zero 285/30/ZR20 tyres all round which were renewed in 2016. The tyres appear in great condition with good tread remaining.


The car stands straight, shut lines appear good and bonnet, doors and boot all open and close with precision. The black hood looks in great condition and operates smoothly. The car has benefitted from significant expenditure to the bodywork in current ownership and the underside was cleaned and waxoyled in 2021.

There are some signs of corrosion on close inspection to the front wheel arches and outer sills as can be seen from the images. Elsewhere the bodywork appears sound. We could see only minor age-related marks and small areas of bubbling, most notably on the lip of the boot lid and the offside front wing.

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 at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The "Gunmetal Grey" is a superb colour and suits the flowing lines of this car perfectly. The finish is consistent and even with a deep shine. There are a few stone chips, scuffs, and marks, entirely consistent with the age and mileage. Overall though, the car looks good.

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

Windscreen, side windows and mirrors are clear and undamaged, without chips and free from scratching. Lights and lenses also look great without any signs of damage or clouding.


Trademark burr walnut dash and stunning ivory leather seats - every inch Jaguar opulence and luxury.

Seats and Carpets

The ivory leather seats are in remarkable condition with only minor signs of wear to the driver’s seat bolster and squab. While the front seats show some signs of use the rear seats appear in almost unused condition.

The coffee-coloured carpets are in very good condition with no apparent rips or tears. The headlining and interior trim are in great condition and the interior is in very good shape.


The polished burr walnut dash, a Jaguar trademark, presents very well and we could see no sign of cracks or peeling. The instruments, dials and switches all look great.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The leather and wood steering wheel looks in great condition and the drive selector in its burr walnut mounting presents really well.

Take a look at the interior video and high-resolution images to get real sense of this luxury, sporting cabin


Supercharged V8 combines with Jaguars legendary drivetrain to deliver smooth, effortless acceleration - intoxicating!

Engine and Gearbox

The 4.2 Litre Jaguar V8 transfers 416BHP to the rear wheels through a silky smooth 5-speed automatic gearbox. This wonderful combination provides 0 to 60 in a shade under 5 seconds and a 155mph top speed.

Check out the "On The Road" video to see that following the cold start the car immediately settles down to a steady idle, there are no warning lights, and the emissions appear clear.

Suspension and Brakes

With vented discs front and rear you can be assured this 416bhp car can be arrested when required. The ABS was overhauled in 2019 and, viewed through the 20-inch alloys, the brake calipers look fantastic.

Bob assures us brakes and suspension work exactly as they should. This is Jaguar engineering after all.

The Drive

The XKR is worthy of the Jaguar name and it's place in that prestigious lineage. It’s certain, quiet, and stable with a sense of raw potential. The ride is smooth, there are no untoward knocks, bangs or rattles and the car is serene and comfortable.

Check out the "On The Road" video to share in our experience.

Electrics and Other

This XKR has the benefit of electric hood, windows, and door mirrors together with heated seats, all of which Bob assures us work exactly as they should. There were no apparent issues on the test drive we shared with Bob.

History and Paperwork

These XKR’s offer fantastic value and 4.2 convertibles are the pick of the bunch, this one offers a fantastic colourway, great interior and has had £1,000’s spent on it.

The stunning "Gunmetal Grey" exterior and ivory leather trim accentuate the flowing, feline lines making this car look both beautiful and capable.

With an MOT until May 2023, good service history and a comprehensive history file with receipts for major body works, ABS overhaul and maintenance of brakes, suspension and steering, this XKR has enjoyed conscientious and diligent ownership. The XKR offers fantastic motoring and highly likely some sound investment potential.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car. Bob will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and 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 in order to make your own assessment on 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 first 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.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
16.05.2022 MOT 100,563
13.07.2021 MOT 98,666
16.07.2020 MOT 95,594
04.06.2019 MOT 93,757
02.05.19 Service 92,926
04.06.2018 Service 89,257
24.04.2018 Service 89,256
09.11.2017 Service 88,188
09.11.2016 Service 85,448
12.11.2015 Service 78,924
02.11.2015 Service 78,920
01.05.2014 Service 72,963
02.04.2013 Service 69,977
19.03.2012 Service 66,423
18.03.2011 Service 67,979
11.06.2010 Service 57,222
06.10.2009 Service 50,954
18.04.2008 Service 44,775
30.03.2007 MOT 38,320
27.09.2005 Service 22,955
09.09.2004 Service 18,081
03.04.2003 Pre-delivery 18
Key Details
  • ModelXKR Convertible
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date07.04.2003
  • CC~4,196
  • Mileage~101,256
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourGunmetal Grey
  • Interior ColourIvory
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SAJAC42R233A35631
  • Engine #3B0301080524
  • Last Service02.05.2019
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTExpires 15.05.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers3
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~7 Years
  • Key FeatureStunning colourway, great value
  • Auction ID531459

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Adam - Trade Classics

*RESERVE REMOVED* Good evening all – Bob has removed the reserve so the car will be sold to the highest bidder this evening. Good luck. Adam


Does the stereo support Bluetooth and hands free calls.


Thanks rob, I don’t get why they didn’t just protect them better in the first place!


How long have you owned the car and when was it last serviced.
They are a little prone to rust? How is yours. Thanks, john


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