There is something mysterious about a black cat. This Jag’s elegant body lines, prominent hood ornament, and chrome accent trim evoke a luxurious and sophisticated feeling. Best of all, it has a 400-horsepower supercharged V8 engine under the hood, so this car is equal parts “go” and “show.”
“I have personally owned this car for the last five years and have honestly loved every minute of it,” the listing says. “This car is spectacular with only 67,100 accident-free miles, of which I have put on approximately 10,000 of them.”
The XJ model has a longstanding history in the British luxury car world: Its first iteration – or “Series 1” – debuted 55 years ago in 1968 as a four-door saloon with a straight six powerplant. Evolution took it through a number of changes over the years, and the model has been gone from the Jaguar lineup since 2019. There’s no telling what kind of tricks the product planners might have up their sleeves to plan a rebirth.
Today’s car comes from the “X350” platform which spanned model years 2004 through 2010. Engineering advancements brought some important updates to this generation: The body shell was reportedly 40 percent lighter and 50 percent stiffer than the outgoing model’s, and an available adaptive air suspension kept things on the level at all times.
At the high end of the performance spectrum, the “XJR” model as seen today brought a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 to the formula – a powerplant that produced 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission put the power to the ground via the rear wheels.
The seller has prepared a thorough presentation of dozens of photos and a 12-minute video to showcase the vehicle in its entirety. The elegant black finish looks well-kept, and those blocky five-spoke wheels give a sense of presence and power. Even the interior is primo-looking for being 16 years old.
The seller states, “Unquestionably, these XJRs have already become collectible, and the values continue to rise and for good reason. I do not let cars like this leave my stable every day. However, I have decided to let this seductive and alluring Jag free to find another garage to purr in.”
The asking price is $29,500 or best offer for this Jag.