Introduced in 1935, Jaguar has been at the forefront of the luxury British automobile manufacturing scene. While originally founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company, they migrated to building vehicle bodies and, down the line, rebranded themselves as Jaguar Cars Limited. Jaguar cars are known for their exquisite craftsmanship and performance. Jaguar's most exquisite car, the Jaguar E-Type, was a tremendous success, and they continued this line with the Jaguar XJ and the XK series. The XK was produced from 1997 to 2006 and was produced in two body types. Up for grabs is a meticulously restored 1999 Jaguar XK8 convertible with a recorded mileage of 122,200 and a car to have in any collector's collection.
The 1999 Jaguar XK8 convertible was offered in 10 standard colors. This particular XK8 sports the classy shade of gold called Topaz, which the seller reports have been repainted during the restoration. It is topped up with a new German-sourced tan-colored canvas top. It sits on a set of Jaguar OEM chrome-plated five-spoke wheels with the silver Jaguar hood on a green background for the center caps. The front fascia is a sloping design with contoured headlights and a grille flanked by fog lights. The rear features Jaguar's distinctive taillights, body-colored rear bumper, and chrome exhaust tips. The Oatmeal color interior has been reupholstered during the restoration and is as good as new. Adding to the class of the interior is a wooden dashboard and a matching Walnut wooden gearshift knob. The same wood as the dash is on the door trims as well. The four-spoke steering wheel features a wood and vinyl finish with the Jaguar logo etched on the center. The floors are host to cloth carpeting.
A 4.0L V8 engine with 290hp of power and 290 lb.ft of torque propels this 1999 Jaguar XK8 convertible. The seller reports that the engine has been rebuilt. The restoration includes new sensors, new shock absorbers, a rebuilt ABS, new tires, and new brakes. A recent oil change has been performed, as reported by the seller. The XK8 uses front and rear disc brakes for enhanced stopping power.
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