When Jaguar launched the XK8 in 1996, it caused a bit of a sensation among enthusiasts. Replacing the aged XJS, the XK8 was regarded as a successor to the legendary E-type. Although the XJS is now on its way to becoming a popular classic, the XK8 will be next in line. Values are on their way up and at age 25, the XK8 is gaining popularity as a modern classic.
This particular 1997 Jaguar XK8 was sold new in the United States and first registered in Massachusetts. The car has a clean VIN report, without any known damage history. Last registered mileage in the US was 43.940, in 2004. In 2012, the car was exported to the Netherlands and registered with a new KPH speedometer, currently reading 99.070 km.
Originally delivered in colour code HFB Brooklands Green, the car has been repainted Carnival Red at some point. The paint is in presentable condition, although not superior in finish and detailing. Small paint damage is present on the front bumper, pictured in detail.
The SDC Coffee coloured interior is in good condition, with some room for improvement. The driver’s seat upholstery has been worked on in the past and needs to be refinished and properly attached. The convertible top mechanism works well and the beige canvas hood is in good condition, though it would benefit from thorough cleaning.
The Jaguar XK8 runs and drives well and is equipped with a K&N sports air filter. Service and maintenance history is unknown. The technical inspection (APK) is valid until 25/09/2021.
A nice driver quality example of an appreciating modern classic, offered at an attractive price.
Price: € 10.800
This Jaguar XK8 convertible has a Dutch registration, but can be delivered with an export certificate. Door-to-door delivery possible throughout Europe, contact us for a shipping quote. Visits and inspections by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.