Values are nudging upwards for the long underrated ‘original’ and purest XK design, the most appealing of which is the ‘R’ with supercharged performance and visual attractiveness of a mesh frontal intake and bonnet louvers. This example pre-dates the trend for lower profile tyres, so its ride quality suits the traditional Jaguar driver who values comfort with a luxury touring coupe. Many, if not most ‘R’ models have seen a hard life, so it is hard to imagine a more cherished example than this, which is verifiable by 18 Jaguar service stamps in the book and a voluminous history file proving the quality and nature of maintenance carried out usually on a precautionary basis over its verified 42,000 miles. The recommended upgrade to later timing chains and tensioners has been carried out by a Jaguar main dealer. The Carnival Red paintwork is showroom standard and the interior pristine. Darker veneers look exquisite against the Cream hide upholstery. The second owner had purchased this car as an 18 month old from his local Jaguar main dealer in 2000, and we purchased it from his estate in 2016, selling on to the last owner from whom we have just acquired it. With the expensive Harman Kardon sound system option and a distinctive ‘XKR’ registration, this is a real stunner

1998 Jaguar XKR Coupe – 42,000 Miles – Sold