Supercharged: 1999 Jaguar XJR – SOLD FOR $8,500

April 29, 2022 Update – We’re pleased to report after several counter bids from several different potential buyers, the private seller accepted an $8,500 counteroffer. Congrats to both the seller and buyer!

April 20, 2022 Update – The high bid of $6,100 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $9,900, so we’ve moved this 1999 Jaguar XJR to our “Rides Still Available” Page. If you are serious about buying Jaguar, you can click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below to navigate to the bidding page where you can agree to pay the “Buy Now” price of $9,900 or enter a reasonable counter-offer we will present to the seller.

The Guys With Rides team is proud to offer this 1999 Jaguar XJR sedan in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the owner’s estate.  Bidding opens Wednesday, April 6, 2022, and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 7:00 PM

We’re excited as this Jaguar is our latest “Reasonable Rides” offering, which means the reserve price is $10,00o or less.

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Jaguar produced the X308 version of its full-size XJ luxury sedan from 1997 to 2003.  Featuring Jaguar’s AJ-V8 and independent rear suspension, it was the third and final evolution of the XJ40 platform dating back to 1986.

The XJR was the performance version. Powered by a supercharged version of the 4.0 L V8, XJRs also came equipped with sport suspension, wider wheels and tires, and matte-black exterior window trim, save for chrome window frames and rain gutters.  The XJR featured a body-colored radiator grille surround, but with a stainless-steel mesh insert rather than the normal vanes. Other exterior touches include the “XJR” rear badging and larger exhaust outlets and fog lamps. Inside, the steering wheel was wrapped in black leather with wood accents and frames a 170-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline.  The XJR was capable of achieving 0-60 miles per hour in just under six seconds and was electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph.

The 1999 Anthracite Black Metallic over black leather example is now offered for auction by the close friend of the second owner who recently passed away (the friend now has clear title to the car).  The second owner meticulously maintained this XJR during their twenty years of ownership. The maintenance and repair receipts amassed during that time are included as part of the sale.

In addition to the specifications mentioned above, this 1999 Jaguar XJR features heated and power-adjustable front bucket seats, automatic climate control, and eighteen-inch five-spoke wheels shod with two new 255/40 tires in front (the rear tires, while older, have an acceptable amount of tread life).  Other recent maintenance includes an oil and filter change, new front shock mounts, a  refurbished armrest/folding cupholder, and a professional detail of the exterior, interior, and engine compartment. Imperfections are noted (water spots and minor scratches) in the paint which are typical for a vehicle of this vintage. The Sunroof is in excellent working condition and the headliner was replaced in recent years. The car features automatic climate control and a cassette stereo with a trunk-mounted CD changer.

The complimentary CarFax® confirms this 1999 Jaguar XJR to be a two-owner, accident-free example. To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

The pre-purchase inspection confirmed this 1999 Jaguar XJR  to be in excellent working order with only minor blemishes documented in the photographs.  The picture below contains the Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection completed and prepared on Monday, April 4, 2022, just prior to the start of this auction.

Important Note: The inspector’s report comments that when he connected his OBD II scanner, the computer appeared to be reset.  Unfortunately, in the days leading up to the inspection, the car’s battery went dead from non-use. Consequently, what appeared to be a computer reset was in fact a result of the battery going flat.  The seller reports that while the car has been in his possession, it has never displayed any check engine lights after several hundred miles of driving.

To review the Pre-Purchase Inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

To help you make informed bids, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, 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:

Here’s the Exterior Photograph Gallery.  Click on a desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures

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If you have any questions about this all-black 1999 Jaguar XJR before the start of the auction, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

7 Comments
  1. Lambolm002

    Nice example. Have the upper and lower timing chain guides been done?

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    • Guys with Rides

      We’re checking with the seller this morning to confirm and will advise ASAP.

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    • Guys with Rides

      Following your question about timing chain guides and tensioners, the seller did some research. According to Jaguar Technical Bulletin 303-30, “Some vehicles may experience a rattling noise when the engine is started.” The seller reports they do not have this issue. Furthermore, a very low percentage of XJ8 engines have reported the problem, but it’s worth noting is that fact the XJRs are less susceptible because they use a simpler timing mechanism. We hope that helps. Please let us know if we can answer any additional questions.

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      • Lambolm002

        Next buyer may want to do some more “research” as well. It’s not a question of if they will fail but when. The good news is Jaguar offers updated metal guides so it’s a fix once issue.

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  2. Danny

    Whats the reserve on this?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Danny, like any reserve-style auction, we cannot disclose the reserve price until it has been met. Unlike other auctions, however, we do provide two clues on the level of the reserve price. First, we indicate this Jaguar is our latest “Reasonable Ride”, which means the reserve is $10,000 or less. Second, when you click one of the blue “Click Here To Bid Now” buttons, you’ll see a horizontal line just under the high bid. The line changes from dark blue to lime green as the high bid changes. While it’s not labeled, you can use the ratio of green to the overall line length and the current high bid to get a reasonable approximation of the reserve price. Thanks!

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  3. Edward

    do you know if this had the steel or Nikasil cylinder liners ?? Many pre2000s did, some didn’t. It’s possible to tell from the full vin or engine block number….

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