"Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. Sale to BMC happened in 1966, which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland. Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover's engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire and are manufactured in Jaguar's Castle Bromwich assembly plant in Birmingham. The Jaguar XK series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th March 1996. The first generation of the series, the XK8, replaced the XJS and was available as a coupé and convertible. The XK8 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.
Originally registered on 1st February 2008 this XK has covered 70,058 miles from new, the last service carried out at 68,690 miles. Finished in black with cream interior, the cabin space of a Jaguar XK is an area of beauty, with leather and burr walnut wood in abundance. With great ergonomics and powered by the impressive 4.2 litre V8 engine, these are great cars to drive. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate, together with the original handbooks this stunning Jaguar offers outstanding value for money.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day."