We have succeeded again; a real Cool Classic…. A beautiful Jaguar XK8 with a 4.0 liter eight cylinder engine. Our feline has been given a little extra claw and growl; she has been completely rebuilt into the last type of XKR of this generation. Beyond that, she is one of only four in the Netherlands to be fitted with a Wiesmann hardtop!!! A feline that apart from the comfortable ‘snort’ in city traffic, can also really growl when given space. Not a raucous growl, but contained potency. The XK8 was unveiled at the Geneva motor show exactly 35 years later than the E-Type.
The XK8 was built on the XJ-S platform, which in turn was based on the XJ6 platform. The 8 cylinder engine with 32 valves and 294 HP was newly developed especially for the XK8. This engine offers great comfort and is fast when desired. The maintenance of the car is relatively inexpensive, because many a Ford part was borrowed in the composition of the XK8.
The color combination of the ‘Anthracite’ black and the beige ‘Cashmere’ upholstery match the appearance of the car; an understated beauty with beautiful lines. The first owner of the car really ticked (almost) all options, including a very good stereo system that the brand supplied, from Alpine.
With an average highway consumption of 1 in 10, this eight-cylinder is for its capacity, economical. If you are looking for a beautiful Young Timer that in addition to its appearance, also with its mileage and Wiesmann hartop is very unique, now is the time to treat yourself to a Cool Classic!I'm interested in this object