– extremely rare Daimler X308 6-door sedan
– imported from Switzerland, possibly the only one of its kind in Germany
– RHD car, enabling the driver to directly open the doors to the pavement
– adequately motorized by 4.0 litre V8 engine with 209 kW (284 hp) of power
– overall length nearly 6.2 metres, kerb weight of 2.6 tons
– sculptured fabric seat facings with matching leather borders
– figured walnut veneer facia, console, door cappings and switch packs
– sliding glass division
– kerb illumination lamps on all doors
– climate control, trip computer, power windows, audio system
– German registration documents and valid technical approval until 01/2020
Sir William Lyons’ iconic XJ had been on the market for nearly three decades by the time Jaguar finally unveiled the successor model, named XJ40. Compared to its predecessor, the new Jaguar featured a more angular styling. It also brought an improved build quality, and the manufacturing process had been optimized for greater efficiency. The XJ40 remained in production until 1994, when it was replaced by the X300 – which re-introduced the more curvaceous looks of the original XJ while being mechanically similar to the XJ40. In 1997, in a significant break with company tradition, both the inline-6 cylinder as well as the V12 engine were phased out, and a new V8 introduced to replace them. The facelifted car was appropriately named X308. The V8 engine came in two sizes, with 3.2 or 4.0 litres of capacity, the latter also available in combination with a supercharger. All cars had an automatic 5-speed transmission. As was customary, Jaguar also offered Daimler and Vanden Plas variants of their luxury sedan.
Total production figures for these Jaguars amount to just over 200,000 units of the XJ40, 92,000 of the X300 and 126,000 for the X308, including the respective submodels.