1999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
"Grace, Space, Pace" - Jaguar's advertising slogan for many decades
after it first appeared in the 1950s. Jaguar's iconic emblem and
former hood ornament is known as The Leaper. The face-on chrome
embossed emblem is known as The Grinner. Jaguar has won the 24
Hours of LeMans, the world's oldest sports car endurance race,
seven times. The first time in 1951 and the last time in 1990.
Regardless of all the facts, the most fascinating thing about
Jaguars is driving one.
For consignment, a XK8 Jaguar Convertible. This car shows an
incredible 30,428 miles, however they cannot be verified. It has
been lovingly kept in a garage when not in use and due to our
consignor moving to sunny Florida and a lack of room, we proudly
offer you this car. Bathed in Topaz Metallic and has an excellent
Connolly leather interior with abundant use of walnut burl
accenting. Decidedly British, Wilton carpeting, and a sporty 4.0
Liter V8, this car uses some of the iconic Jag race car designs
with shades of the XKE in its curved body lines and low
With its rounded aerodynamic looks and a front oval grille that
harkens back to the E-types, it now sports integrated head and
taillights, and front bumper inserted running lights. Body panels
are all straight and bathed in Topaz Metallic paint from the deep
end of the pool and present with only a few very minor scuffs and
scrapes. A black canvas convertible top moves up and down smoothly
and presents as near perfect. Aluminum wheels emblazoned with the
"grinner" in green are on all 4 corners wrapped in deeply treaded
Kumho 245/50ZR17 blackwall rubber. Also on the sides is a green
oval with the "leaper" badge.
Gorgeous charcoal black Connolly leather in fine condition with
minor age wear to the driver's outer bolster adorns the interior
seating consisting of front buckets and a very tight 2 plus 2 rear
bench. Fronting these is a burl dash, which has plenty of knobs and
dials including climate controls, an AM/FM/Cassette stereo, cruise
control, power heated seats with 3 memory positions, power mirrors,
power windows and power locks. A console mounted shift lever has
the option to shift manually or just keep it in automatic and a
sport mode with a push of a toggle switch. Clean black Wilton
carpeting with rubber and carpeted mats for the floors and noted is
the power convertible top is in good condition interior wise.
A 4.0 Liter, Electronic Fuel Injected V8 which puts out 290hp is
connected to a 5-speed automatic transmission (ZF-5HP24). A 3.06
rear axle puts the power to the ground.
All underneath appears slightly used with just a bit of road dirt
spattered about, very clean, no rust, and structurally secure. We
note black primer sprayed over a few areas of the flooring that has
developed surface rust, an excellent preventative measure. Standard
dual exhaust is on, no leaks seen on the bottom end of the engine
and transmission, and rockers are rust free and clean. Independent
coil springs for all the suspension, and power disc brakes are
inserted on all 4 corners.
An easy starter, and smooth idle with some warmup time prior to
embarking for the test track. Here it handled it splendidly, with
smooth seemingly unlimited acceleration, easy shifting, and bias
free braking. I put the top down for my cruise and had a thoroughly
enjoyable tool throughout the Classic Auto Mall countryside.
A good running, smooth shifting, clean used Jaguar XK8. An
unverifiable 30,428 miles, but one look in and out tells us that
the mileage is most likely accurate, is yours for the taking here
at Classic Auto Mall. Put the top down and feel groovy baby! And
you should, this is one cool cat.
SAJ-Jaguar Passenger Car UK
X-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
C-Brown's Lane UK Assy Plant
041966-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.