For anyone with an interest in, or who is thinking of buying, one of the already classic Jaguar XK sports cars from the 1996 to 2005 period, this Essential Buyer's Guide is a vital requirement. All the models are covered, from the early 4.0-litre models with the infamous Nikasil engines, through to the very last and highly sophisticated 4.2-litre S, with mention of the special editions available in selected markets. All models are looked at in detail, and analysed for their strengths and weaknesses to provide the best possible advice on what to look for and how to buy the best car you can afford. A handy pocket-sized guide, that will always be at your side for constant reference.
Nigel Thorley is a well-regarded motoring historian with a particular interest in the Jaguar marque. Having owned sixty-one examples of the brand since the age of 17, including 16 MkIIs, his knowledge and expertise of these cars is recognised. Nigel has written twenty books on the marque, has contributed to TV and radio programmes, regularly provides talks and seminars on the models, and is a prominent founder member of the Jaguar Enthusiast's Club. He also edits their prestigious monthly magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast.
Introduction & Foreword Contents Is a Jaguar XK right for you? Cost considerations Living with a modern Jaguar Relative values Before you view Inspection equipment Fifteen minute evaluation Key points Serious evaluation Auctions Paperwork What's it worth? Do you really want to restore? Paint problems Lack of use problems The Jaguar community Vital statistics Index