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 JAGUAR 1999 XJ8 X308 3.2 ltr Sovereign Sedan
**Needs minor Mechanical & Paint Repairs**

This vehicle was purchased with the intention to dismantle but is in far too good condition to wreck out & deserves to be kept on the road. It has not been driven since June 2015 & has been parked ever since which is a shame for a vehicle like this. It was not running when we got it because of a failed fuel pump. The fuel pump was replaced, the fuel system cleaned out & is now purring like a cat should (sorry about the pun)

It still drives very well & feels firm on the road. It has had a replacement engine from Trivett Jaguar - Cost $15700.00 & it had a replacement gearbox from Advanced Auto Transmissions - Cost $3865.00 the receipts for both are there to be seen (see photos). There is a thump in gearbox when changing from 1st to 2nd but may just be an adjustment as it has only done 5,000 km since the rebuild. See below for more detailed information on the dates & mileage when the work was done.

The Jaguar X308 was the follow on model of the XJ40 but without any of the faults that unfortunately gave the XJ40 a bad reputation. When Ford bought Jaguar back in 1990, they brought a lot of quality control systems that was desperately needed by our favourite marque. This meant that the follow on models were some of the best models produced by Jaguar in many years, whilst still keeping the Jaguar feel & tradition of the vehicle. The XJ40 was replaced by the X300 fitted with a straight 6 cylinder engine & was a great success story from the day it was released. The X308 was the next model to follow on from the X300 which was also a great success because of the newer V8 engine which was fitted along with a 5 speed ZF auto gearbox.
The inside of the car has a combination of Oatmeal leather and walnut wood grain. The timber is in very good order & still looks great. The interior is in good condition but would benefit from some leather conditioner & colour touch-ups (Leatherique is a great product for this). There is a small rip to the leather on the driver's seat base & the driver's seat bolster (which normally wears) is in good condition.
The body is in good order & has no sign of any rust.  It does not have any major damage at all & only minor work requiredThe X308's in general never had the rust issues of the earlier models because of the better rust treatment at the factory. It requires paint on the top surfaces as the clear has worn off, but once repaired & painted this has the basis of a very good vehicle.
We have had our Independent Jaguar specialist mechanic fully check the vehicle & has given it a clean bill of health mechanically except for the gearbox thump (see below). 
  • All the usual Jaguar features that you would expect with a Sovereign such as Power steering, Central Locking, Climate control Air Conditioning, Power Sunroof - 2-way
  • The vehicle drives beautifully-firm yet super smooth & comfortable as you would expect from a Jaguar.
  • 3.2 litre V8 engine
  • 5 speed ZF Automatic gearbox.
  • 16" Tyres & wheels.

    Current speedo reading 187858

    - Fuel pump, fuel system & tanks all just cleaned with new fuel pump fitted.
    - Needs steering wheel cover or repair as it is some minor cracking.
    (Leatherique offer a repair kit for the steering wheel) We have 1/2 timber & leather wheels available for sale @ $395.00. 
    - ABS light is on. Maybe wheels sensors as it has been sitting but have not had it checked from an Auto Electrician,

    ENGINE REBUILD - Trivett Jaguar rebuilt the engine on the 11/07/06 @ 104454 km for a total cost of $15,700.00. All timing chains & tensioners were replaced along with new conrod, bearings, seals, gaskets & rings. The motor has only travelled a total of 83,404 km since the rebuild.

    GEARBOX REBUILD - Advanced Automatic Transmission rebuilt the gearbox on the 25/09/2014 @ 182943 km for a total cost of $3865.00. The vehicle has only travelled a total of 4915 km since the rebuild. This gearbox now has a thump between 1st & 2nd gear & we assume that there is nothing major wrong because it was rebuilt with a complete set of clutches. The vehicle has not been driven since 06/2015 due to the failed fuel pump. If it is to be found that it needs a gearbox we have a secondhand one that 
    has been checked by our Automatic specialist for $1000.00 to the winning bidder. We would normally sell these secondhand for $1950.00 - $2250.00.

    The vehicle is being sold as is, with no warranty given or implied. Vehicle has no Registration but should pass any inspection bar those issues mentioned above. Buyer to contact us within 24 hours and must place a 10% deposit to secure. Vehicle pickup within 7 days. We reserve the right to relist or offer it to the next highest bidder if a deposit is not received or other arrangements are made. 

Please note that you are bidding to purchase & not for the right to view. If you need any further details or want to make an appointment to inspect before Auction end please contact Bruce on (0419)213770.

 Please Note: Vehicle is sold as is where is with all faults if any. No warranty implied or given. All inspections prior to Auction end are invited by arrangement.

Happy to help Buyer with delivery interstate at Buyers cost.

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