Additional information

Body Type


Ext Colour

Carnival Red Metallic

Fuel Type


Int Colour

Cream leather



Model Year




Philip Raby

Jaguar XK8 4.0-litre convertible


This 1997 Jaguar XK8 has the 4.0-litre V8 engine and benefits from a low mileage and is in remarkably original condition with a good history.

The Jaguar is finished in Carnival Red Metallic with a beige canvas hood. The interior boasts full cream leather and is a most sumptuous place to be.

Features include a fully electric hood, automatic transmission, climate control, cruise control, Harman Kardon hifi with the original cassette/radio head unit, Sport button, traction control, fully electric seats, electric mirrors and windows. It comes with a hard and a soft hood tonneau, plus full-size and spacesaver spare wheels.

With just 58,420 miles, the car is in lovely, original condition, inside and out, apart from slight crazing to a corner of the wooden dash (we’ve tried to show this in a photo).

It also comes with a large folder of paperwork showing that it’s been well maintained in recent years. It’s due a service now, so we shall do that before sale and also give the car a new MoT.

The sports exhaust with quad tailpipes ensures that you can hear the wonderful V8 burble without it being intrusive. This is a very special car to drive and incredible value for money.

If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we offer a remote buying service. We can first make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. If you like the car, you pay for it and we shall deliver it to you free of charge (within 100 miles of our Chichester base, further distances charged at cost). We are based on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

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For more information, or to book an appointment to view, please call 01243 780389 or send a message via the form below. We’d love to hear from you.