"The first XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. With the introduction of the X308 generation in 1997 came a switch from the 'XJ6' nomenclature to 'XJ8', reflecting the fact that the X308 cars were powered by a new V8 engine. The exterior styling of the X308 was similar to its predecessor the X300, with minor refinements such as a change to oval indicator lenses and round fog lights.
This 4.0 litre flagship Sovereign is presented in deep red with full leather interior which is described as stunning. An excellent low mileage example with just three previous owners this XJ8 boasts a good service history and, we are informed, drives beautifully. In addition to the high level of standard equipment enjoyed by all XJ8 models which includes air conditioning and automatic transmission, this particularly well-equipped Sovereign has had a huge amount of well thought-out options. Offered with a new MoT test certificate until June 2020 and without reserve, this Jaguar represents fantastic value."