History of our Jaguar XK8.

  • Registered: 30/05/1997
  • Previous owners: 3
  • Certified mileage at 01/04/13: 61,250
  • Average miles per year: 2670

Previous major works.

No major repairs due to complete Jaguar main dealer services every 10,000 miles.

1997 Jaguar XK8 Auto

Price: from £190 per day

Always has been a style classic and is now a historical classic in the making: this is a glorious, effortless – if thirsty – drive and you’ll earn many an admiring glance.

Model background.

If you choose this car you would be driving one of 1500 Jaguar XK8 convertibles licensed in 1997 and of 860 currently licensed or SORNd in the UK.

If only this car had been produced straight after the E-type it could justifiably have been called the F-type but, unfortunately, the XJS got in the way. Production started in 1996 and continued with regular improvements and enhancements for 10 years during which time the model earned a well-deserved reputation for reliability. You can find many with over 100,000 miles still on the roads and looking immaculate – this could be something to do with the fact that if you had bought this car new in 1997 it would have cost circa £56,000.


  • Exterior: sparkling metallic British Racing Green
  • Interior seating: cream leather
  • Interior trim: cream
  • Tonneau cover: cream

Engine and performance.

  • 3996cc V8 Jaguar engine matched with a 5 speed auto box.
  • B.h.p.: 290
  • Torque: 290 @ 6100 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 6.5 secs
  • Top speed:155 mph
  • ABS & Traction control: yes


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