"The XK8 was launched in 1996 and was the first generation of a new XK series available in both coupé and convertible body styles and with the new 4.0 litre Jaguar, AJ-V8 engine. The 1998 XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine and both the XK8 and XKR were electronically limited to a maximum of 155mph; the top speed of its predecessor, the XJS V12, being 158mph. A navigation system and self-levelling Xenon headlamps came as standard with the XKR with Jaguar's adaptive cruise control as an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all leather interior, burr walnut trim and side airbags. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear test drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace. No one can deny that the XKR variants offer staggering performance for such a subtle ride with a luxurious seated position.
This 1999 XKR convertible is presented in metallic silver with luxurious beige leather trim and burr walnut dash. The car boasts the glorious 4.0 litre, supercharged engine which delivered, when new, 370bhp and could propel the car from 0-60mph in just five seconds, all while you have the wind in your hair. With just three former keepers and sitting on 20” wheels, this is certainly a very handsome example which invites you to slip behind the wheel. Contained within the history file are countless invoices for maintenance, a stamped service record with a recent entry from May 2019, a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until November of 2019. The Jaguar XKR convertible is surely a classic car of the future and this example is no exception."