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2004 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

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  • Mileage~35,900
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationTavistock


2004 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

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Jacob Boodrie
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A beautiful, timeless body, a mighty V8 under the bonnet with exotic details inside and out; the Jaguar XK8 offers sublime road trips.

Originally conceived in 1996, the Jaguar XK was the direct replacement for the ever popular XJS of the time, with the first generation of XK models being marketed as the XK8. Being the first 8 cylinder model since the Daimler 250, the XK8 was the poster car for Jaguars new AJ-V8 engine platform, which provided 4.0L of displacement (later increased to 4.2L) and sharing its platform with the Aston Martin DB7.

This particular example comes to us from ~15 year ownership with only ~35,900 miles on the clock. Very well presented throughout, this is a fine example of a modern British classic which is both comfortable and capable, thanks to its 4.2L V8, boasting many main dealer services and just 2 previous owners and a current MOT valid until 14.09.2024.

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

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Meet the owner

I've always fancied a Jaguar, and this XK8 was everything I wanted; a beautiful body in the right colour and plenty of power.

The XK8 really caught Vaughan's eye thanks to the "Zircon Blue" paintwork, and once he’d driven the car he simply couldn’t walk away. The combination of power, style and comfort had him sold in seconds. Vaughan reported to us "I'm 6ft tall and find the driving position superb, the engine is smooth and very responsive".

Having owned the car for ~10 years already, Vaughan was hoping to keep this example to enjoy for many more years during his retirement. However, due to lack of use recently, he has now decided to part with his XK8 and purchase a converted campervan for trips around the UK and further afield. Vaughan will be on hand to answer any questions about the car in the comments below.

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With its Zircon paintwork, 20” split-rim alloys and various 'R' touches throughout, this XK8 offers everything you could want, and more.

Wheels and Tyres

The 15 spoke alloy wheels look great all around on this example, with no major kerb damage noted, just some minor scratches and lacquer imperfections.

They are wrapped in Nexen N Fera SU1 tyres and dated 2019. There appears to be a good amount of tread left on all of them.


The bodywork of this XK8 looks in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car appearing to align very well. During our visit, we didn't spot any obvious dings or dents around the bodywork.

We've provided more detailed observations through our high-resolution images and videos. Please take the time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer and to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Finished in "Zircon Blue", the paint is applied with even coverage and colour across each panel. While we did notice the occasional very small and minor stone chip at the front of the car, you'll have to get really close to notice these. Additionally, we observed a small mark to the rear bumper, you can see these small imperfections in the photos and video below.

Once again, we've captured high-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this Jaguar XK8 Convertible looks great and is in line with the low mileage. During our visit, we didn't notice any chips, cracks, or discolouration. The window seals also look good and align with the overall condition of the car.

The bumpers, door handles, and window surrounds are all in great condition as well. You can see in the exterior photos that the convertible hood is in great condition with no tears or rips noticed.


The ivory leather interior contrasts beautifully with the exterior, and also highlights the luxurious burl wood dashboard.

Seats and Carpets

The ivory leather seats have held their shape very well over the years, in line with the low mileage nature for this model.

A similar story is told with the door cards and carpets. For a detailed view of the cabin, please take a look at the extensive media.


The dashboard in this XK8 shows no signs of any major damage or scuffs, and no warning lights are displayed.

The odometer showed a reading of ~35,861 miles during our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A cream 'R' leather-wrapped Jaguar steering wheel is fitted, and is in great condition.

The leather gear selector looks good too. For a closer look, check out the image gallery to see the detail.


The 4.2L V8 produced ~300BHP, sent to the rear wheels via the 6-speed automatic transmission propelling the car from 0-60MPH in just 5.3 seconds.

Engine and Gearbox

The 4.2L V8 engine is the second revision of the original 4.0L V8 initially produced for the XK8, with the extra 0.2L of displacement rounding up the horsepower to ~300BHP. On the day of our visit, we started the car from cold, and it performed well on the road, the engine pulled nicely, idled smoothly, and ran without fault.

Vaughan reports that the car starts from cold with no issues and drives well with its smooth automatic gearbox powering the rear wheels. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the XK8 and the smart engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension appears to be in good condition, providing a smooth journey on the sweeping Devonshire roads.

During our short drive in the car, it felt just as you'd expect for a sports car from this era, coming to a stop without a fuss too.

The Drive

An extremely fun and enjoyable drive is offered with the roof down on this Jaguar XK8. Vaughan has loved using the car and reserved it only for road trips around his hometown on sunny weekends.

The XK8 fired up the first time with no issues to report. On the road with Vaughan the car felt tight, exhibiting plenty of power to navigate the road. We didn’t notice any unusual noises coming from the engine or suspension either.

Electrics and Other

We didn’t test all the electrics during our visit, but Vaughan reports that, to his knowledge, all of the electrics are functional and operational, aligning with the overall condition of the car.

History and Paperwork

With 10 main dealer service stamps, just 2 former keepers with a low mileage of ~35,900, and coming to market from ~15 year ownership, this is a cracking example of the XK8 ready to be enjoyed.

The car is coming out of a ~15 year ownership with Vaughan. The car comes with a navy convertible hood, 'R' steering wheel and rear spoiler lip. Take a look at this history and paperwork media to see the previous MOT reports, servicing and parts this XK8 has received over its life. The XK8 comes with a current MOT valid until 21.11.2024.

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.

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Service History
Date Type Mileage
22.08.2023 MOT 35,645
22.08.2023 Service (MD) 35,641
12.09.2022 MOT 35,050
14.09.2021 MOT 34,554
15.09.2020 MOT 34,181
06.09.2019 MOT 34,026
11.09.2018 MOT 33,724
11.09.2018 Service (MD) 33,724
08.09.2017 MOT 33,101
18.08.2016 MOT 32,458
17.08.2016 Service (MD) 32,407
28.08.2015 Service 31,402
27.08.2015 MOT 31,401
22.08.2014 MOT 30,411
21.08.2014 Service 30,409
03.09.2013 MOT 28,092
02.09.2013 Service (MD) 28,104
31.10.2012 MOT 24,638
31.10.2011 Service 20,813
31.10.2011 MOT 20,813
25.10.2010 MOT 17,054
25.10.2010 Service (MD) 17,054
25.01.2010 Service (MD) 14,656
10.11.2009 MOT 14,132
14.01.2009 Service (MD) 9,873
05.11.2008 MOT 9,450
14.09.2007 Service (MD) 5,968
07.09.2007 MOT 5,914
22.11.2006 Service (MD) 4,427
15.11.2005 Service (MD) 3,405
Key Details
  • ModelXK8 Convertible
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date14.09.2004
  • CC4,196
  • Mileage~35,900
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourZircon Blue (JHV)
  • Interior ColourIvory (NED)
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SAJAC42P652A42847
  • Engine #2B0406240942
  • Last Service22.08.2023
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes. Exp - 14.09.2024
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~10 years
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID1931

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Kulraj Salh
25 days ago

Auction Update – The seller VaughanN has removed the reserve on the auction, it is now effectively on sale with “no reserve”, and will sell to the highest bid. Good luck if you’re involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

1 month ago

I live in Truro, can I come and see the car please

1 month ago

Hello VaughanN,
I live in Truro and would be interested in seeing your Jaguar if possibl if this is possible.


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