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A pristine final production Jaguar XK8 4.2-S Coupe with just 16,245 miles.
Adaptive Restraint Technology System, front and side airbags, Ultrasonic Thatcham Approved security system, heated windscreen with rain sensing wipers, headlamp power wash, chrome rear signature blade, rear spoiler, rear parking assist, leather gear knob with chrome sides, R Performance Aluminium instrument bezels and J-gate surround, 12-way electric front seats/head restraints with memory and heating, electrically adjustable steering column, automatic climate control, cruise control, electrochromic rear view mirror, interior mood lighting, Jaguar Alpine Premium 9-speaker sound system, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, tailored Jaguar floor mats. Factory Options; Bi-xenon headlights, Navigation system, warning triangle. Dealer accessories; Genuine Jaguar supplied car cover.
This exceptional timeless XK8 4.2-S Coupe represents a unique opportunity for a discerning enthusiast wanting perfection. Finished in original Frost Blue Metallic, (Code JJZ), the paintwork to the pin straight bodywork boasts a virtually flawless finish thanks to pampered garaged storage and super low mileage credentials. There are a few minor stone chips barely noticeable. Jewel tail lamps with chrome surrounds and an embossed chrome boot lid plinth all add the glorious appeal and all other trims sections are pristine. Unique 4.2-S features to include nearside rear model designation plinth, white Jaguar bonnet badge with chequered accent and polished door treadplates with chequered-flag emblems are perfectly preserved. Supplying Jaguar Main Dealer number plates remain fitted. Graceful, sleek and without question one of the best available.
Fabulous in every respect. The blemish free hides are finished in Ivory full leather, (Code NED), with unique Warm Charcoal Third Contrast stitching. The seats are representative of a 16,245 mile example with firm seat structure and supreme heated and electrically controlled comfort. The previous owner even had made a tailored drivers seat cover. The Elm veneer dashboard facings with matching colour scheme Warm Charcoal upper fascia and seatbelts and Ivory lower fascia harmonise with the upholstery perfectly and all trim is perfect. The Flint carpet and Oatmeal headlining are also immaculate and all equipment, mood lighting and high specification functions operate perfectly. The special embossed leather edged floor mats remain fitted with some light wear. Jaguar interior styling and opulence and a truly special 2+2 sports tourer.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The sophisticated AJ-V8 4.0 litre 32 valve, quad camshaft all aluminium lightweight engine packs 300bhp and 420Nm of torque, enough to propel this Cat to 60mph in 6.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The engine bay is spotlessly clean and all factory plates and stickers are displayed. The electronically controlled intelligent six-speed automatic transmission operates superbly in both Sport and Normal modes to deliver a seamless surge-like power delivery.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Original and perfect 19” Atlas alloy wheels are standard fitment on the 4.2-S and feature the correct matching ‘growler’ centre caps. All tyres are matching premium Continental SportContact 6, (245/40 ZR19 front and 255/40 ZR19 rear), fitted brand new in 2019 with less than 800 miles covered. The immaculate boot area houses the original Pirelli space saver which is unused with coloured tyre banding and nobbles intact. Vacuum assisted 4-wheel disc brakes ventilated at front and rear with 4-wheel sensing anti-lock braking system and yaw control offer phenomenal braking power.
Built as the final special edition model of the X100 Jaguar XK, the XK8/R 4.2-S were the last XK’s to be rolled out based on the original 1996 design. This XK8 version has covered an incredible 16,245 miles from new in the hands of knowledgeable and fanatical ownership.
Registered new on the 23rd July 2005 by H.A.Fox Jaguar of Nottingham to first owner, Mr B Moore. At just ten months old the car was sold, once again by H.A.Fox Jaguar, as an Approved Used car to the second owner and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club member, Mr Steven Malpass, with supporting used vehicle invoice in the history file for £38,710. The car was owned by Mr Malpass for 12 years until Mr Lindsay Porter purchased the car. A renowned and highly respected Motoring Journalist and Motoring Author, Mr Porter has written many books and vehicle workshop and restoration manuals, including the world-famous Haynes Manuals. In January 2020 the car was sold by KGF Classic Cars to Jaguar Enthusiasts Club members, Mr and Mrs Shillitoe, who have only decided to sell as they have now realised a lifetime dream of purchasing a 1960’s Ford Mustang. During their ownership a further quality car cover has been purchased and there are now three to go with the car. Mrs Shillitoe has even made a tailored driver’s seat cover!
The large history file comprises of the original full Jaguar book pack with service book containing seven stamped entries. The last service and brake fluid change was carried out in October 2021 by Nene Jaguar in Peterborough. There is a huge file of Jaguar main dealer and specialist invoices as well Jaguar Club press publications, vehicle condition reports and articles about this particular car. Three keys with remote fobs and unused H.A.Fox Jaguar keyrings include the green valet key. A special presentation case with hardback Jaguar XK8 4.2-S launch brochure is still in the original Jaguar clear cellophane! A fantastically preserved example of this modern classic Jaguar.
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