First registered in May 1997 on a P Reg, currently at 145207 miles, this stunning looking Jaguar XK8 convertible named 'XKVert' has spent most of its life with various private plates attached. Its current private plate, valued in the region of £450, will be sold with the car. Presented in arguably the best colour combination ever offered by Jaguar on the XK8/XKR, Aquamarine Metallic with cream leather interior, sports (chrome) pack and black roof.

When purchased, a flurry of optional extras box ticking occurred, and the car is far better equipped than the most with premium Harmen Karden speaker and amp upgrade, chrome faced dials and instruments, drilled stainless steel pedals, heated front windscreen, cruise control, chrome wing mirrors, auto dipping rear view and wing mirrors and colour matching Jaguar embossed car mats (yes, they were an extra). There is an extensive service and history file including invoices for many thousands of pounds spent on the car over the years. Mechanically the car is in good fettle, the engine is strong and pulls eagerly especially when in spurts mode and the exhaust note with the roof down is a pleasure to hear. The suspension works as it should, giving a good and supple ride without the scuttle shake found in so many convertibles. The 18 inch “flute” alloys have minor kerbing in places, but are in overall good condition, they do not require refurbishment and they are clad in good rubber with at least 6mm of tread on each tyre - the rears look like new. The roof has been replaced recently, and looks factory fresh. The paintwork is in generally good condition with some stone chips on the bonnet, something all X100s suffer from. Another thing often afflicting these cars is rust and this car is no exception, but again unlike many XKs for sale, the tin worm has been addressed although the finishing and repainting of the rear arches and spot repairs elsewhere could have been completed to a higher standard, which is reflected in the asking price, not that you can tell from the photographs or even looking at the car in the flesh but we pride ourselves on honestly describing our cars. If you want concours perfection, this is not the car for you. If, however, you want a solid reliable and usable car then you have found what you are looking for. The interior of the car presents well - the leather has been cleaned and fed and remains soft and supple although use and exposure to the sun has faded the drivers seat in particular. Again this has been reflected in the asking price. The walnut “Spitfire wing” dashboard is in great condition, as are the carpets which have been protected from sun fade by the car mats. All the instruments and clocks work as they should, the roof operates smoothly, as do the windows. The stereo works, but it’s LCD display is failing, a common issue on convertibles. The 6 CD player is fully operational as are the steering wheel controls.

Code 3 Motors Ltd, Scarborough. Trade Advert - with a substantial donation promised to support the Forum, if this ad results in a sale. Further background on this car, and others, can be found on our X100 thread: