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Sunday 24 February 2019

1997 JAGUAR XK8 CONVERTIBLE - HISTORICS AUCTIONS Saturday 2nd March 2019 Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX


Saturday 2nd March 2019
Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX

Registration No: F1 6ENT
Chassis No: SAJJGAFD3AR015318

  • Union Jack wrapped example
  • Private plate included
The first generation of the X100 was the XK8 which replaced the XJS and was available as a coupĂ© and convertible. It was the first eight-cylinder vehicle produced since the Daimler 250. The XK8 came with 17" alloy wheels, leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags as standard.

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Originally registered on 5th June 1997, this XK8 convertible is finished in blue with cream leather trim, however, it has been wrapped in the Union Flag as a tribute to the Austin Powers 'Shaguar' from the 2002 movie, 'Austin Powers in Goldmember'. Owned by our vendor since 2011, he describes the car 'to drive faultlessly, as smooth as a hot knife through butter, with ample power and as quiet as can be'. This car has seen many Jaguar and popular events including being captured by Daily Mail online the evening prior to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, where the car was seen driving through Windsor with actors wearing facemasks of the happy couple. This car is oodles of fun and great at any patriotic event where it would be sure to always draw a crowd. The registration F16 ENT (F1 GENT) is included with the sale and valued at £2,500 alone. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, recent service, a valid MoT test certificate and accompanying this is a file of old MoT test certificates and invoices. These modern sports cars are available at a fraction of the original price and with this Jaguar XK8 being offered at no reserve, it could well prove to be a bargain and a fun car for the summer, with or without the wrap. 

Guide Price £7,000 - £9,000.

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