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2009 Jaguar XKR Convertible

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  • Mileage~69,110
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationBedford


2009 Jaguar XKR Convertible

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Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

A worthy successor to Jaguar's sporty heritage, it soothes and thrills at the same time.

Hitting the market in 2006, Jaguar's remarkable return to form was completed by the introduction of the supercharged XKR a year later. You could be forgiven to assume that the new 'X150' XK series was simply an update of the previous generation of cars, but Jaguar redeveloped the XK from the ground up. Characterised by its aluminium construction and superior technology, it allowed the XKR to retain its strength - vital for an open car, but its inherent lightness offered a genuine driving thrill with no lapse in quality or reliability.

This is one of the later 4.2-litre V8 XKR cabriolets, and also one of the last models with the walnut veneer option. Coming to market from ~6 year ownership, this crystal blue soft-top tourer with a cream leather interior comes with great service history and an MOT to July 2023.

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

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Meet the owner

I've always wanted an XKR, its beautiful leather interior, good looks and overall performance were the appeal.

Bought as an occasional car by Tony six years ago, it has been used and enjoyed on a fair-weather basis. After a change in Tony's circumstances, it has seen little use in the last couple of years, generally covering ~500 miles over the summer months. It's for this reason, he feels he has to sell it, as it simply isn't being used enough.

He'll be happy to answer any questions on the car in the comments section below.

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The subtle and elegant styling is complemented by its positive presentation and choice of colour.

Wheels and Tyres

The 20" alloy wheels are in remarkably good shape, with very little in terms of scuffs.

They are complemented by a full set of Dunlop tyres, which show light signs of age but are still within the legal limits. Please have a look at the photos and video below to asses the condition of the wheels and tyres for yourself.


The panel work is in excellent condition, we couldn't spot any issues or damage to the body. Panel gaps are all true, with doors opening and closing with ease. The structure is solid throughout, with no notable problems with the floor pan, suspension mounts or inner wings.

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 paint finish is of a positive standard, with an even colour match and no flat spots. The lustre is smooth, we didn't notice any major signs of swirls or other significant signs of age.

There are a few observations of minor scuffs and lacquer damage, mainly noted on the boot lid, nose and A-pillar but otherwise free of typical road wear or parking damage. 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 glass, trim, rear lights and headlamp lenses are all free of damage, with just the XK emblems showing signs of age - a satisfying and straightforward issue for the new owner to resolve.

The driver-side door mirror paint finish is somewhat matted and the passenger side displays minor scuffs. The roof is in very good shape inside and out, with no rips or damage, other than a little sign of its age noted on the outside fabric.


A mixture of veneer and leather with contemporary tech combines the best of both worlds, luxuries to go with the power.

Seats and Carpets

The leather seats are well presented, and while they show the mildest signs of discolouration in places, they're in good shape with no rips or damage, with the expected light wear noted on the driver's side bolsters.

The footwells have been fitted with leather aftermarket anti-slip waterproof protection and do not show any significant signs of wear. The boot carpet is in good shape, with no signs of heavy use. The interior was dry with no suggestions of water ingress.

Please take a look at the photos and video below to decide on the condition of the seats and carpets for yourself.


The walnut veneer finish of the dashboard is in good shape, with light ageing on some of the edges but free of chips or cracks.

The black leather padded facia is in good shape with nothing more than light signs of age around the passenger side vents.

The centre console looks decent, with no issues with the dials and controls. All, including the air conditioning and electric seat adjustments, are said to work.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The car is fitted with a matching veneer steering wheel, which is in good shape with no significant amount of wear. The gear knob has not aged quite as well, but again an effortless task to replace if needed.

Please take a look at the photos and video below to check the condition of the steering wheel and gear stick for yourself.


Agility, V8 prowess and refinement, all combine to make the XKR a desirable all-rounder.

Engine and Gearbox

After a particularly damp and cold night, the car fired up without hesitation and the engine settled down quickly after the initial exhaust condensation. On the move, there was very little to report in terms of issues, the gear shifts well and the engine idles smoothly with confidence with no evidence of leaks.

No issues have been reported in terms of oil pressure or engine temperature, with no signs of dashboard warning lights noted on the day. Please view the "Mechanical Review" video to see for yourself. Please take a look at the cold start video below to see for yourself the performance of the engine and gearbox.

Suspension and Brakes

We noticed that the brake discs showed a light coating of surface corrosion due to a lack of recent use, but the car did not demonstrate any issues upon braking, which appeared to be true while under load. No squeals or judders were heard while the brakes were applied at speed.

The suspension too was free of issues, with no thuds or wayward characteristics as the owner demonstrated the agility and pace of the car. Please take a look at the on the road video below to see how the suspension and brakes performed.

The Drive

The XKR has many assets to its character, but it's easy to forget how comfortable the ride is. Brutally quick even by today's standards, the active dampers also go some way to make the car an excellent long-distance cruiser.

As we experience the unforgiving tail end of winter, we sensibly chose to keep the roof up, yet the cabin was remarkably cosseted and civil. Road noise was at a minimum, with no issues with the steering or suspension at dual carriageway speeds, with the seamless and intoxicating acceleration on tap. Just as you would hope for in this well-kept performance-orientated XKR.

Electrics and Other

No electrical issues have been reported with the car, and the motor mechanisms operated without issue, It was demonstrated several times to retract and raise without any fuss.

History and Paperwork

This big cat offers driving pleasure with a great soundtrack to match, from that 4.2L supercharged V8.

Other than the regular servicing and annual MOT, Tony has reported that the car has not needed much in terms of repairs or replacement parts. The car has a healthy number of service stamps, which were on a yearly or bi-annual basis. The original service booklet had been lost by the previous owner, and the duplicate booklet suggests that it had been serviced by Jaguar up to 2015 and independently thereafter. The private plate currently on the car will be sold with the car.

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
07-07-2022 MOT 68,890
15-07-2021 MOT 68,430
04-03-2021 Service
14-07-2020 MOT 68,007
02-10-2019 MOT 67,525
28-07-2019 Service 67,182
15-05-2018 MOT 66,346
11-05-2017 Service 64,718
11-05-2017 MOT 64,713
17-05-2016 MOT 60,580
17-05-2016 Service 60,579
17-07-2015 MOT 54,519
17-02-2015 Service 54,483
24-06-2014 MOT 43,371
24-06-2014 Service 43,371
09-07-2013 Service 31,975
18-07-2012 Service 23,641
Key Details
  • ModelXKR 4.2 Convertible
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date28-07-2009
  • CC4,196
  • Mileage~69,110
  • HistoryYes
  • ColourCrystal Blue
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather/Veneer
  • Chassis #SAJAC44RX99B28724
  • Engine #08040415179G
  • Last Service04-03-2021
  • MOT14-07-2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers4
  • Tyre BrandDunlop
  • # of Keys2
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 Years
  • Key FeatureExcellent overall presentation, postive service history, well-below average mileage
  • Auction ID1177

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a quick question – no sign of a spare wheel or jack etc.. Do I assume there is none included?

Adam - Trade Classics

Hey Jerry – just had this email from Tony:

“Only a blow up, no space in the boot for a spare wheel “

Kulraj Salh

Auction Update – The seller CTony has removed the reserve on the auction. This car is now for selling on No Reserve. Good luck if you’re involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics


There is a statement that electrics are OK.
Does this refer to the roof mechanism?
There are no pictures/video of the roof raising and lowering.
If I have missed something, I apologise.


Vehicle Location

Bedford, Bedfordshire

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