"Jaguar XJ is the designation used for the series of luxury saloons sold under the British marque. 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 like its predecessor the X300, with minor refinements such as a change to oval indicator lenses and round fog lights. The interior was also updated to eliminate the instrument binnacle used on the X300, instead, three large gauges were set into recesses in the walnut faced dashboard in front of the driver. The major mechanical change was the replacement of both the inline-six and V12 engines with new eight-cylinder V8 in either 3.2 litre or 4.0 litre versions. Manual transmission was not available with X308 models only a five-speed automatic gearbox.
This example is finished in black with contrasting grey leather interior both of which are in good condition. The car comes with electric windows, electric seats and air conditioning with climate control. It is important to note that this luxurious Jaguar comes with a full service history which is documented, at regular intervals, from 25th September 2000 until the last recorded service in March 2018. An invoice in the history file also shows a speedometer change in 2005 at 14,063 miles. These are wonderful family saloons offering the pinnacle of luxury that Jaguar afforded at that time and at a fraction of its original cost, this example represents great value for money.