Lot 024: Jaguar XK8
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.
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Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
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|Registration number||R810 KKH|
|Engine capacity (cc)||3980|
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