1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2
(Featured on 27th May 2014)
Sellers original description:
A sublime Jaguar XJ8 3.2 in cherished condition and just 30,407 miles from new.
Zinc coated body structure, side impact bars, longitudinal crumple zones, jewel-effect headlamps, chrome grille and bootlid plinth, collapsible/adjustable steering column, front/side air bags, seatbelt pretentioners, stability control, driver door switch pack, automatic climate control, electrochromic rear view mirror, electric height adjust seats, auto headlights, interior boot release, 12 character LCD display, trip computer, analogue clock, engine immobiliser, factory fitted alarm, remote central locking, eight speaker sound system.
This distinguished Jaguar XJ8 is finished in rich metallic Sherwood which has a deep lustrous shine and is complimented by a single cream coachline to accentuate the unmistakable elegant lines of the XJ8. Amazingly pampered and cherished so only a few stone chips and two tiny edges have lacquer lift. All the trim, chrome and jewel effect lenses are perfect. All the panels are straight and the glass is smear free. This car really demonstrates grace and opulence at every angle.
A sumptuous, luxurious and perfect interior is thoroughly commensurate with the incredibly low mileage this car has covered. The spotless upholstery is trimmed in premium grade Cashmere/Sable leather and the occupants are cosseted in hand-crafted, five flute supportive seats. The precision-fit facia has three separate large gauges which offer great clarity and distinction surrounded in Figured Walnut veneer. The driver has no shortage of equipment to assist pleasurable journeys and safety features all of which work perfectly. The deep pile carpeting retains its factory fresh fullness having been protected by Jaguar supplied carpet mats from new, (which have also been covered by additional mats now removed!). Sheer automotive indulgence with classic pedigree.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
The AJ-V8 3.2 all aluminium engine is designed and manufactured by Jaguar and has a 32-valve, quad overhead cam enough to produce 240bhp and 316Nm of torque. 0-60 is despatched in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 140mph is possible. Impeccable maintenance including the essential replacing of all timing chains, guides and tensioners is documented in March 2012 at £1465.54. The electronically controlled, sealed-for-life five-speed automatic transmission is seemless.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES:
The beautiful 16in cast alloy 20 Spoke wheels are in remarkable condition with only the faintest scratch marks visible only upon the utmost minute scrutiny. The wheels are shod in quality branded 225/60/ZR16 tyres with masses of tread remaining. The vacuum assisted four wheel disc brakes ventilated front and rear with ABS braking system and YAW control offers safe, rapid stopping power.
This Jaguar XJ8 3.2 (X308 model) has only had three custodians from new. It was registered on the 5th June 1998 to its first wealthy owner under the private number KLJ 7 and was maintained by the supplying Jaguar Dealer up to 12,041 miles. The second and third owners having the vehicle maintained by Hadley Green Jaguar Dealers up to February 2012. The final invoice in July 2013 was carried out at the Surrey Jag Centre. A wonderful cherished car destined for an appreciative enthusiast.
MOT Nov 2014, Tax March 2014, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.