The Jaguar XK8 is a GT coupe released in 1996, also available in a convertible version, as well as an engine equipped with an Eaton compressor (XKR) which has a ZF gearbox.
The first generation of Jaguar XK8 shares its platform, partially derived from the Jaguar XJS, with the Aston Martin DB7. The original design is by Geoff Lawson, succeeded by Ian Callum, for the next two generations of Jaguar XK.
The feline silhouette of the XK, despite two major evolutions in 2002 and 2006, remains unchanged. Precious wood and leather are very present, although some unpleasant plastics have appeared, and that there are versions favoring aluminum and carbon. Similarly, the convertible top is made of triple insulation fabric and not metal. The Jaguar XKR is the supercharged version of the XK8, produced from 1998.
The ad that caught our attention is this Jaguar XKR 4.0l V8 Coupé 375 CH put into circulation in 2000 and displaying 152 000 km.
It is equipped with many options, the body looks in good condition, But
– Two tires must be changed
– The skylight needs refection
– The vehicle seems to pose a problem ignition (candles and / or one reels to change)
– The DVD of the GPS is absent (easy to find but still obsolete, Jaguar has never followed updates as soon as the model change)
However, the seller offers a mechanical guarantee (engine / Box / Bridge).
As the weak point of the first Jaguar V8, it will be necessary to check if the chain tensioners were changed for third generations, in case of an evasive answer, it will be necessary to foresee the operation as soon as possible.
Its price: € 8 000
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