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1997 Jaguar

XK8 Convertible


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Engine Size
4.0 Liter V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Automatic

1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

1997 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 19,409 actual miles, has had a mere 2 owners who both lovingly cared for this car, is bathed in Cabernet Pearl Metallic and has an excellent Connolly leather interior with abundant use of walnut burl accenting. Decidedly British, Wilton carpeting, and a sporty 4-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 profile.

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 Cabernet Pearl Metallic paint from the deep end of the pool. All is in scratch free and shiny condition. A tan canvas convertible top moves up and down smoothly and presents as near perfect. This also has a top boot, to cover it when in the down position. Aluminum wheels emblazoned with the “grinner” are on all 4 corners. Also on the sides is a green oval with the “leaper” badge.

Gorgeous Parchment (tan) Connolly leather in ultra-fine condition 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/CD, cruise control, power 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. Dark tan/light brown Wilton carpeting 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 a purported 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. 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. 19,409 actual miles 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
2-Convertible 2+2
7-4.0L V8
4-Automatic LHD
X-Check Digit
C-Brown's Lane UK Assy Plant
014073-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.