For Sale: 1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas
Only 80,500 miles
Condition: Excellent. Never driven in rain or snow. Has never seen salt. Stored in the winter.
Exceptional example of the iconic British Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas. This is an exceptional 1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas - always garaged and never driven in rain or snow – always stored in the winter. Never parked outside. This Jaguar has only been driven 80,500 miles. Paint looks like new - no rust or door dings.
Exterior Color: Madeira Red Mica.
Interior Color: Ivory with burled walnut wood trim.
Carpet: Plush carpet, deep-pile lamb’s wool floor mats.
Optional Sound System: This Jaguar is equipped with a premium sound system ($2,000 option).
The 1999 Jaguar is highly reliable. Jaguar was second in the J.D. Powers top ten in 2002. Lowest maintenance cost of any car I've owned in 30 years. I have performed preventative maintenance on the water pump, timing chain tensioners, hoses and gaskets. Performs as well now as the day I bought it. A joy to own and be proud of!
The XJ8 represents the highest point in Jaguar's history. I think it's one of the finest luxury sedans. The Vanden Plas, named for a famous British maker of custom automobile bodies, is the most luxurious XJ8, swathed in chrome, walnut and lamb’s wool. The 4.0-liter V8 has double overhead-cams and four valves per cylinder. It produces 290 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 290 pound-feet of torque at 4250 rpm. This is an exceptional quick sedan, going from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, while averaging 26 mpg on the highway.
The Vanden Plas shares the longer wheelbase with the XJ8L, which is 117.9 inches. The standard XJ8 and the XJR ride on a 113-inch wheelbase. Visually, that wheelbase extension is reflected in the length of the rear windows.
Maintenance. This Jaguar has been exceptionally well maintained. All regular maintenance has been performed by Evans Automotive Group and Byers Jaguar in Columbus, Ohio.
The interior has been reconditioned - new headliner, new leather center console lid and seats have been professionally reconditioned. No cracks in the burled walnut dash or door panels.
As with any car that is 17 years old there was deterioration of the engine rubber components – all the belts and hoses were replaced, as well as cam shaft gaskets and the power steering feed hose. Other preventative maintenance included replacing the timing chain tensioners, replacing the water pump, power steering pump, A/C compressor and rebuilding the throttle body. Over $9,000 has been spent to keep this Jaguar in tip-top condition.
Repairs, Replacements, Preventative Maintenance:
Secondary timing chain tensioners update was installed as preventive maintenance. At the same time, the water pump, thermostat and serpentine belt were replaced. (2004 - 37,500 miles)
Front brake pads replaced and new rotors (2011 - 51,800 miles)
Steering wheel clock spring (cancellation/cassette module) replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Power steering pump replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Throttle body rebuilt and reconditioned (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Camshaft gaskets (2) replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Spark plug, center seal and valve seal replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Cooling system flushed and coolant replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
Brake fluid replaced (2014 - 76,000 miles)
All engine belts and hoses replaced (2015)
A/C compressor replaced (2017)
If you are looking for an exceptional Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas at a fraction of the original cost of $82,000, this classic is the Jaguar for you.
Full Disclosure: The Jaguar was involved in one accident, which was a rear end collision. Another car hit the Jaguar at a low rate of speed while the Jaguar was stopped at a traffic light. The collision resulted in moderate damage to the rear bumper and the trunk lid. Both the bumper and the trunk lid were replaced. The VIN Vehicle history reports (CarFax, AutoCheck, etc.) will show that the car had "frame damage" - this is misleading. Since the Jaguar is a unibody the trunk floor is considered part of the "body / frame" and since it was bent from the collision, it is listed as "frame damage". There was no actual frame damage as the auto body shop that competed the repairs will confirm. The trunk compartment floor was straightened and is good as new.