Jaguar’s reputation as a luxury automaker was further enhanced with the introduction of the XK8 in 1996. Initially available as a convertible or coupe, the XK8 was equipped with the all-new 4.0L 290hp aluminum V8 and 5 speed automatic transmission (the successor to the XJS) was very well received by enthusiasts and the press alike for being a reborn example of the legendary and iconic Jaguar XKE.
The all curve styling was very different from the XJS but brought back memories of the E-Type. As one would expect from such a prestigious marque, the XK8 pampers the driver and his passenger with soft leather, rich wood veneers and all the comfort demanded from a world-class luxury automobile. On the performance side, the 290hp engine delivers plenty of power and torque giving the XK8 performance in the same class as the Mercedes SL500. The XK8 was the first car in the Jaguar lineup to benefit from large investments following the Ford Motor Company’s takeover in the late 80s. Designed from the ground up the XK8 turned out to be a well-engineered and reliable car that offered a powerful yet light feeling with nimble handling for the driver. In 1999 Jaguar took the coveted 1st place award in the JD Power owner satisfaction survey.
Seldom does a car like this very special Jaguar XK8 come along. Only driven 16,494 miles, this car has been lovingly maintained and stored in a climate-controlled facility. This particular car is a three-owner original and presents in impeccable condition. The original topaz metallic livery and oatmeal leather interior is a clean and timeless combination. The previous owners certainly treasured this car as is evident not only by the overall condition but also by how it drives. It fires up instantly and settles to a quiet idle. Simply applying the slightest pressure to the gas pedal propels the car effortlessly to a quick pace. The Jaguar XK8 is vehicle that absolutely lives up to its proud heritage. Recent auction data shows this car is not only a genuine treasure but a usable future collectible.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this immaculate 2000 Jaguar XK8 at a price of $39,900 USD. Pre-purchase inspection is welcomed and encouraged. We will gladly arrange shipping and transportation at buyer’s expense or will work with the shipper of buyer’s choice. For further information or to make an offer, contact sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
Because of the number of vehicles we represent we cannot drive every vehicle for long distances. These vehicles have been part of static displays for long periods of time, in some cases for decades, and are subject to the flaws and imperfections consistent with that. While we do our best to disclose all issues we known about a vehicle in our advertising, these are old cars and something that has always worked in the past might not function properly today. Please check the requirements of your state regarding the licensing and registration of classic vehicles and make sure the vehicle you are looking at meets those if applicable. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom possess a clean (non-branded) title which will be provided the new buyer when purchase funds clear our financial institution. Virtually all our vehicles are sold as mileage exempt due to their age. We do not warranty any vehicle, nor any part of the vehicle including air conditioning systems, brake systems, electrical systems and gauges, fuel systems, accessories or powertrain components.
These are old vehicles and it is very common for them to require certain maintenance and upkeep for them to be operational. In many cases issues with leaks may develop when being driven after a long period of not being used. This is common, as classic cars at some point will leak fluids. For this reason, we do not encourage buyers to attempt driving their purchase home as we cannot guarantee functional reliability of these vehicles. We strongly encourage prospective buyers to be sure they are comfortable with these issues before purchasing a classic car.
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