2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible
STUNNING HIGH-PERFORMANCE XKR
JUST TWO OWNERS & 36K ACTUAL MILES
METALLIC SILVER/BLACK LEATHER, TOP & WHEELS
370 hp SUPERCHARGED DOHC 4.0L V-8/5-SPEED AUTO
WELL EQUIPPED, INCLUDING A/C, AM/FM CD, CRUISE
SINGLE OWNERSHIP IN FLORIDA SINCE 2003
SERVICE HISTORY INCLUDES TIMING BELTS
OWNERS MANUAL, WINDOW STICKER, ORIGINAL LITERATURE
RECENTLY DETAILED & SERVICED
MODERN JAGUAR CLASSIC, READY TO ENJOY!
As the spiritual successor to the revered E-Type of 1961-74, Jaguars new XK8 debuted at the 1996 British Motor Show. Internally designated X100, the XK8 clearly paid homage to the revered E-Type/XKE and enjoyed immediate success, remaining in production with select updates until 2005. Available in sleek Coupe and sexy Convertible body styles, the XK8 was powered by Jaguars latest AJ-V8 engine displacing 4.0 liters, mated to an automatic gearbox with J-gate shift pattern. Following in the tradition of the long-running prior XJS in fact built around its predecessors floor plan, the XK8 featured a stiffer, yet lighter, structure with construction utilizing aircraft technologies. Styling of the XK8 remains influential, itself decidedly reminiscent of the E-Type.
In May 1998, the high-performance XKR variant debuted, in both Coupe and Convertible body styles. Powered by a supercharged version of the AJ-V8 engine delivering 370 factory-rated horsepower, the XKR also ushered in a new Mercedes-supplied 5-speed automatic gearbox. Nearly 10 per cent more powerful than the old Jaguar V-12, the supercharged XKR was governed to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph and included Computer Active Technology Suspension, a new Servotronic steering system, and improved higher-performance brakes. Engine cooling was aided with louvers at both sides of the bonnet (hood), adding a purposeful look along with classically styled Jaguar Supercharged emblems featuring the marques legendary growler motif.
As breathtaking in price as performance when new, this 2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible clearly benefits from sparing use, initially in New York and since 2003 with one owner in sunny Florida. Offered with just two owners and 36,000 actual miles at the time of listing, it is exceptionally attractive in Metallic Silver over black leather upholstery, handsomely complemented by a Black power-operated convertible top and black-finished alloy wheels. In addition to the potent supercharged engine and R upgraded brakes and suspension, this outstanding XKR is highly equipped with options and amenities. Among them are A/C, AM/FM CD stereo, cruise control, tilt-telescopic steering, and power front seats, plus a rear-window defogger and power-assisted brakes, steering, locks, mirrors, and windows. A recent service included timing-belt replacement. Other highlights include limited slip rear axle and traction control, plus R 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS. Documents include the owners manual, original window sticker, radio codes, original sales literature, and miscellaneous parts. Very well preserved, this stunning, high-specification modern Jaguar classic is ready to enjoy and appreciate with a recent detailing. As E-Type market values continue to climb into the stratosphere, the modern XKR offers a compelling alternative with higher performance and far greater usability to boot. Smart collectors and marque enthusiasts are beginning to appreciate these virtues, and this top-of-the-line XKR marks an excellent opportunity to own and enjoy one of these unqualified modern icons from Jaguar. Contact us now to experience it in person, obtain complete details, and get ready to make this prime-quality example yours!