BaT Turn-Away: 2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible – RNM

January 5, 2022 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price. Rather than move the car over to our “Rides Still Available” page, the seller elected to try and sell the car locally. We thank him for the opportunity to try and auction this Jaguar on his behalf.

Guys With Rides is proud to offer a reserve-style, online auction on behalf of the private seller of this silver over black leather, 2000 Jaguar XKR convertible. Bidding commenced Wednesday, December 22, 2021, and continued for fourteen consecutive days ending on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.

(Note: the carousel below provides just a few of the pictures we provide for this Jaguar. To see all of the pictures for this car, please scroll down to the Gallery area just above the comment section where you can inspect 85 additional pictures of this car)

Current High Bid = $100

In 1996, Jaguar launched its stunning new XK8 to replace the aging XJS dating back to the early 1970s. It was available in two body styles – a three-door hatchback coupé and a two-door convertible with both variations featuring 2+2 seating. The car was the first in the Jaguar line-up to use Jaguar’s newly developed 32-valve V8 engine – the four-liter AJ-V8.

The XK8 was joined by a more powerful XKR in 1998. The XKR featured a supercharged variation of the V8 engine rated at 370 horsepower. The engine was shared with the XJR but featured a new intercooler and a two-piece driveshaft. The supercharger was manufactured by Eaton and displaced at 2.0 liters. It generated 11.9 pounds of boost pressure to contribute to the higher power output. Visual differences from the XK8 included a rear spoiler, mesh front grille, and hood louvers for improved engine airflow. In keeping with Jaguar tradition, interiors featured full leather and burled walnut trim.

If you’re considering the purchase of any Jaguar, maintenance records are critical to ensuring you will have a pleasant ownership experience.  Greg, the current caretaker of this 2000 Jaguar XKR indicates that he has a binder full of receipts totaling over $25,927.04 showing how fastidious the prior owner was in keeping this Jaguar properly maintained at all times. The gallery section below includes pictures of the key receipts in addition to the CD versions of the complete service manual that will also be included as part of the sale.

 

 

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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