Not much beats that in the bang for bucks category. I bet some of its services cost more than you’re asking for it.
It’s worth mentioning that the history file includes a photographic rebuild of the rear axle. It’s a nice thing that drives very well and with a little TLC could be lovely.
Starts first time. No knocks, bangs or smoke. The CATS suspension on these is great - surprisingly wafty when you want and handles great when you need it to. For anybody who’s not experienced an X308, they feel so much more modern than a X300. Great dailies.
Love these. Had four V8 XJRs over the years, two in Meteorite Silver (one with BBS Milan Wheels and Brembo Brakes and the other on Asteroids) one in BRG with Pentas and one in Pacific Blue, also on Pentas.
Great cars, but yes the rust does eat them away. If looked after, and all the common mechanical issues addressed (water pumps, tensioners, coolant hoses, gearbox oil changes, serviced properly), they are perfectly reliable.
They do like a drink, but its a 370 bhp super saloon - it's not going to sip fuel like a Golf diesel now is it?!
Said this on many forums, in many posts - nothing wafts quite like an XJ Jag. Especially the earlier models (X300 and X308).
Also had an X300 XJR, in BRG. Another great engine, but not as torquey or as refined as the V8 model, plus whilst the interiors loo better in the X300, the X308 is definitely put together better.
GLWS - I'm genuinely tempted, but need to get my other 8 Series and E30 back on the road, so my funds will be going on those for now.
This is an excellent thing for the money. i know Monkfish and he knows his Jags. I would have had it off him if I didn't need to fork out for repairs to my XJ-S. You won't get a better XJR at this price.