1998 Immaculate & pristine jaguar xj8 3.2 fsh, very low mile For Sale

£11,595 As stated

Price £11,595As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model XJ8
Year 1998
Mileage 35,700 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Sussex
Telephone 01947 485699
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Ref C1392087
Immaculate and stunning
1998 jaguar xj8 (x308) automatic

this car is so good i have owned it twice !!
genuine exceptionally low mileage of just 36, 000 miles.

it is probably one of the very best jaguar xj8’s available anywhere & with a massive & comprehensive & up to date service history file.

the car has an excellent mot history…. its only failure since 2006 was for insufficient windscreen washer water!!!

perfect for the jaguar collector or enthusiast.

please read further for details of work to be undertaken on my car before being sold, in order that this car will be among the very very best on offer anywhere.

this car cost nearly £40k when sold by dutton forshaw of maidstone in 1997. it was first registered on 01/ 06/ 1998 to mr m j littlejohns of sittingbourne, kent. The car was then purchased by trevor baldwin of northampton on 04/ 04/ 2002. he kept the car until it was sold to mr gerald stevenson of northampton, until i purchased the car from his daughter in 2015 when i lived in chelmsford. I rarely used the car except on sunny weekends and special occasions when it had covered roughly 3200 miles. In may 2016 the car was old to mr andrew avery who kept the car for two years before selling it to jaguar enthusiast andrew ratcliffe from who i bought the car for the second time. I am a jec member and have been since 1981. the car has covered just 3000 miles since its mot in 2017

my car comes with a service history, including some invoices for work undertaken on the car including a receipts for a full service in august this year. It has also had work for all the rear a frame bushes replaced. As well as rear brake pads. The car was waxoiled in 2018 by ankerbold prestige & classic cars at a total cost of over £700 because mr ratcliffe disliked an mot testers comment re surface corrosion. My car will not need any attention for another 10, 000 miles, giving the new owner cost & trouble free motoring.


air conditioning
climate control
electric sunroof
electric mirrors
electric windows
fully adjustable electric seats
tinted glass
barley leather interior
central locking
electric adjustable steering wheel
electric boot & petrol filler cap release
superb condition wood trim
wood gear lever control
wood/ leather steering wheel
automatic dipping rear view mirror
central armrests front & rear
automatic transmission
abs braking
air filtration system
front/ rear fog lights
jaguar premium sound system
rear safety locks
stability (traction) control
alarm/ immobiliser
sunglasses holder
complete handbook/ service book in jaguar wallet
jaguar floor mats
special option jaguar 20 spoke alloy wheels
locking alloy wheel nuts
topaz clearcoat metallic mica finish paint

this is a high specification car, making this a quite unique & exceptional and special vehicle.

external condition

the car looks absolutely resplendent, in topaz mica metallic clearcoat paint. The colour is stunning. The condition of the paintwork is outstanding, but with some tiny marks more in keeping with a 2 year old car. There is no rust. There is nothing that detracts from the overall appearance of the bodywork. The chrome work to all areas of the car is perfect and sets this model apart from sport model. The 16” 20 spoke ally wheels are in exceptional condition all round. Tyres are all good with good tread all round. There is a factory get you home spare wheel & tyre and shows little evidence of ever having been used.

mechanical condition

mechanically the car is excellent, as one would expect of a car with genuine low mileage of just 36, 000 miles and full service history in 23 years. Servicing has been carried out predominantly by jaguar main dealers or jaguar specialist garages. The engine is smooth, quiet, does not smoke or burn oil. There is no evidence of any oil leaks from either engine or transmission. The cooling system is all ok with no leaks or water usage. All fluids are clean and up to the correct levels. The transmission is quiet and changes up and down without fuss or bother. Performance is brisk and economy is as per the handbook.

the car has had no expense spared in it’s mechanical upkeep throughout it’s life evidenced by the bills and service stamps in it’s 36, 000 miles !!!

there is no evidence of timing chain tensioners having been changed. A common failure point on these engines – my car will have jaguar upper & lower tensioners and timing chain fitted before being sold - very expensive at £2000, but essentialto ensure there are no forthcoming issues,

servicing & maintenance

may 1998 – dutton forshaw - pre delivery inspection - 7 miles

10/ 06/ 1999 – jaguar stratstone – 3, 413 miles

30/ 05/ 2000 – jaguar stratstone – 9, 046 miles

30/ 04/ 2001 – stratstone jaguar – 11, 919 miles

03/ 04/ 2002 – lancaster reading – 14, 979 miles

01/ 04/ 2003 – guy salmon jaguar – 16, 466 miles

27/ 04/ 2004 - guy salmon jaguar – 17, 712 miles

25/ 04/ 2005 - guy salmon jaguar – 18, 914 miles

25/ 04/ 2006- guy salmon jaguar – 19, 917 miles

16/ 04/ 2007 - guy salmon jaguar – 20, 698 miles

20/ 04/ 2008 - guy salmon jaguar – 21, 326 miles

23/ 042009 - guy salmon jaguar – 22, 021 miles

26/ 04/ 2010 - guy salmon jaguar – 22, 893 miles

25/ 04/ 2012 – in ‘n’ out car servicing - 25, 798 miles

05/ 10/ 2016 robert heath fleet services – 32, 818 miles

07/ 06/ 2017 – ankerbold prestige & classic cars – no mileage listed

18/ 08/ 2021 - ankerbold prestige & classic cars – 35, 660 miles

all the above is supported by stamps in the service book and additional bills and invoices. There are also additional invoices for various serviceable parts and tyres.

mot history

18/ 08/ 2021 09:01

35, 660 miles
+ 780 miles travelled since last mot.
10/ 01/ 2018 13:37

34, 880 miles
+ 1, 809 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • slight movement both rear hub areas
31/ 01/ 2017 11:15

33, 071 miles
+ 1, 733 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • oil leak, subframes/ sills/ suspension components corroded
18/ 12/ 2015 14:13

31, 338 miles
+ 610 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • nearside rear outer drive shaft uj which forms part of the suspension has slight play in a universal joint (2. 4. g. 4b)
 • offside rear outer drive shaft uj which forms part of the suspension has slight play in a universal joint (2. 4. g. 4b)
02/ 12/ 2014 14:58

30, 728 miles
+ 2, 422 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • rear brake pad(s) wearing thin (3. 5. 1g)
15/ 05/ 2013 15:43

28, 306 miles
+ 2, 508 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • offside rear tyre worn close to the legal limit (4. 1. e. 1)
25/ 04/ 2012 11:22

25, 798 miles
+ 2, 227 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • offside rear tyre worn close to the legal limit (4. 1. e. 1)
 • rear brake pad(s) wearing thin (3. 5. 1g)
 • both front tyres wearing on inner edges
08/ 03/ 2011 16:25

23, 571 miles
+ 1 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • offside rear tyre worn close to the legal limit (4. 1. e. 1)
08/ 03/ 2011 14:08

23, 570 miles
+ 679 miles travelled since last mot.
refusal notices
 • front windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8. 2. 3)
advisory notices
 • offside rear tyre worn close to the legal limit (4. 1. e. 1)
26/ 04/ 2010 13:10

22, 891 miles
+ 872 miles travelled since last mot.
23/ 04/ 2009 13:14

22, 019 miles
+ 695 miles travelled since last mot.
24/ 04/ 2008 12:33

21, 324 miles
+ 628 miles travelled since last mot.
advisory notices
 • nearside rear lower suspension arm has slight play in a pin/ bush (2. 4. g. 2)
 • drivers mirror glass delaminating
16/ 04/ 2007 11:03

20, 696 miles
+ 777 miles travelled since last mot.
26/ 04/ 2006 10:00

19, 919 miles

interior condition

the interior of the car is excellent and quite clearly has been cared for well maintained. Carpets are clean and in unworn condition condition. Carpets in the boot area are “like new” when traditionally are stained and dirty in this load carrying area. All the seats are spotlessly clean in barley leather. All wood trim is bright and polished with no cracking or scratching. All switchgear is fully operational, including the air conditioning & climate control blows ice cold. There is no “lift” to the dashboard. The headlining is immaculately clean but sadly is suffering from traditional sagging.

my car will benefit from a newly installed headlining with original jaguar headlining cloth at a cost over just over £500


one or two small marks but the car is exceptional & outstanding for the age of the vehicle. It has to be one of the very best jaguar xj8’s anywhere !!

any inspection is welcome

this must be one of the very best x200 series jaguars on ebay, combining the stunning but economical 3. 2 litre engine with the massive specification, and the amazing colour scheme of the car. Whoever buys my car will be chuffed to bits. It will not be sold for a few hundred pounds so please no offers of “cash waiting can be there later today” type offers, they will be ignored. The price of my car is reflected in the essential work necessary for it to be one of the very very best jaguars available as well as offering protection for the buyers investment going forward. This car will only increase in value. This is just one of the very best available xj8’s out there so please, no silly offers.

i have described this car as accurately & comprehensively, but most importantly…as honestly as possible for everyone's benefit. Please see the pictures, which speak volumes for the car.

please feel free to call me (peter) on the details below where i shall be pleased to answer your questions. Alternatively please feel free to ask any questions via ebay and i will post all the sensible ones for others to view.

i strongly recommend that if you are able, view and test drive the car for yourself. I am happy to arrange viewings in either chelmsford, essex or littlehampton, west sussex. If you live “en route” between the two i will even drive to you on my way through, if possible.

good luck & happy bidding
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