Lot 117: Jaguar XK8 Coupe
The Jaguar E-Type or XKE is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, iconic cars of all time. Introduced in 1961, it has been lusted after ever since, appearing on teenage boys' bedroom walls, grown men's garages and in movies like the "Austin Powers" series, where it served as the international man of mystery's Shaguar. More than three decades since the XKE went to cat heaven, its spirit lives on in a new breed of sleek Jaguar coupes and convertibles. The latest Jaguar XK-Series maintains classic design cues like the oval grille, but adds a thoroughly modern all-aluminium body and high-tech features designed to better defend Britain against German competition. After 22 years of the XJS, the XK name and spirit were revived in the late '90s with the stunning XK8 coupe and convertible. Powered by an all-new 290-horsepower V8, it was quick and capable of keeping up with the best of the rivals of the time. Offered here is a 1997 example, which has just passed an MoT needing nothing other than a set of brake pipes. It is finished in midnight blue with beige leather. The car has the 4.0 V8 engine, which is mated to an auto transmission. This XK8 is quipped with the usual options associated with the model and offers outstanding value for money.
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