2002, Jaguar XKR supercharged V8

2002, Jaguar XKR supercharged V8

Kms: 28,250 (not a typo). Probably lowest in NZ.

New WOF, just undergone major service and with new battery.

The car is in all round excellent condition (including the leatherwork) and will pass any close inspection. The only function that doesn’t work is the button to adjust the headrest on the passenger side. It was like this when I bought it and I haven’t bothered to have it fixed.

Please refer to the letter as this gives some background to the car. Included with the car are the service and instruction manuals. All in mint condition. A dossier of documents on the car and its provenance, odometer verifications both here and in Japan and many other interesting documents that basically demonstrate the love and care that this car has received by the previous owners and by myself.

Naturally, it comes with full service records.

In addition, it comes with a book “Jaguar XK8 – The complete story”. This also includes a full chapter on the XKR and how it came to be, along with many other references throughout the book.

Jaguar enthusiasts probably don’t require a detailed explanation of this remarkable car but a few basic facts:

4 litre, V8 supercharged - 370bhp/6, 150rpm

Peak torque 387lb.ft/ 3600rpm

Artificially limited top speed of 250km/hr (otherwise 280km/hr)

This is a beautiful car to drive. Very comfortable and quiet but will throw you back in your seat when you put your foot down. Has a sports mode as well. We toured the SI last year and it was a joy under all conditions. The photos speak for themselves but it has very classic lines that simply will not date. When it was built, Ford owned both Jaguar and Aston Martin and some of the same designers were involved in both the XKR and DB7. More details in the book mentioned above. Excellent sound system with 5 CD stacker in the boot.

Price: $38,250 Or near offer

Please contact the owner:

Nigel Hooper

021 2702233

The car is presently located in Tairua on the Coromandel Peninsula.