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Lot 024: Jaguar XK8

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1996, the new Jaguar XK8 Coupe was the replacement for the venerable XJS which had in turn supplanted the E-Type. Designed by Geoff Lawson, who had also penned the stunning XJ220, it shared its platform with the Aston Martin DB7 to which it bore a more than passing resemblance. The first Jaguar ever with an eight-cylinder engine, it's 4-litre V8 produced 290bhp and could waft the car to an electronically limited 155mph top speed.

First registered in August 1997, this particular car spent most of its early life on the Isle of Man. Looking particularly striking in British Racing Green with grey half-leather interior and upgraded XKR alloys, it has covered around 74,000 miles from new. Supplied with extensive service records it was fitted with a new timing chain and tensioners in 2005 at 59,200 miles and the gearbox was rebuilt in February 2009 with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Chipped to improve fuel economy, the car is said to drive beautifully, is currently taxed and has an MOT until December 2009.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number024
Estimate£8000-£9000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1997
Condition rating0
Registration numberR810 KKH
Mileage-
Chassis numberSAJJGAED3AR015504
Engine numberCE9702140945
Engine capacity (cc)3980
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors