2001 Jaguar XJ8 Sovereign LWB

Sold: £1,150

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Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  2001
Model:  XJ8 Sovereign LWB
Registration No:  Y215 CGK
Mileometer:  143,000
Chassis No:  SAJAC23M21LF37320
MOT:  24 September 2021
Colour:  Green/Blue metallic

With the introduction of the X308 in 1997, came a name change to XJ8, as the cars were powered by a new V8 engine. The exterior styling was similar to the previous model, with minor refinements. The interior was updated to eliminate the instrument binnacle used on the X300, instead, three large gauges were set into recesses in the walnut-faced dashboard. The major mechanical change was the replacement of both of the old engines with new eight-cylinder AJ V8, in either 3.2 L or 4.0 L versions, with the 4.0 L also available in supercharged form in the XJR. All X308 models were supplied with a five or six speed automatic gearbox.

This example is a Jaguar XJ8 4.0 litre V8 Sovereign 270 bhp. This top of the range car was supplied new in 2001 by Stratstone of Mayfair to The Bank of England. The car has many extras being the Sovereign. This is the rare long wheel base version so there is loads of legroom in the rear. The rear includes a laptop table on the passenger side with an overhead light and power point (laptop), which was special order for The Bank of England. There is a full cream leather interior, which is incredibly comfortable. the car also features electric memory and heated driver’s seat with electric headrest and 3 settings, electric and heated passenger seat, electric steering wheel adjustment, two working telephones one in the front armrest and the other in the rear armrest, front cup holders still working as they should (these are often broken), climate control and heating that works perfectly, stereo with CD multi-changer in the boot, electric aerial which works as it should, and a garage overhead control unit.

This car has a special-order flip paint direct from Jaguar, it looks like British Racing Green, but in certain light is Dark Blue. The engine is very smooth and quiet and there are no oil leaks. The gearbox has a sport mode switch. The chrome window trims on the doors are all just right too, these often rust from the inside out and push off the side window rubber scrapper. All four windows go up and down, as they should.

There are 7 service stamps in the book mainly Jaguar. The car comes with full book pack and radio code, one ignition key with remote fob, plus one blank key with remote fob. New rear discs and pads were fitted for last year’s MoT, and the handbrake also works as it should.

The car comes with lots of spares including a pair of wing mirrors, Jaguar upgraded Pioneer speakers with new grills, coil packs x 2, Telephone module, 2x stereo power amps, some new walnut trims, driver’s mirror switch joystick, 3 x wiring looms. There are many other parts but too much to list, they are provided with the car.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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