1997 Jaguar XJR

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1997
Mileage 31345
Engine 100
Doors 4
Transmission Automatic
Make Jaguar
Model XJR

XJR 1997

Title Status --
Exterior Color Anthracite Metallic
Interior Color Warm Charcoal


The XJ has always presented the sportiest design of the European executive sedans, but add a supercharger to the 4.0-liter motor, a performance suspension, and an aggressive appearance package... now this two-owner 1997 Jaguar XJR becomes a truly irresistible luxury sports car.

Anthracite Metallic is an awesome color that you can only get on premium machines because it's a rich and glossy black that then gets an awesome metallic element added in. It instantly conveys Jaguar's reputation for sophistication and performance in one deep hue. Of course, this is only true when the paint has been properly maintained throughout its life as you see here. The finish is extremely nice, and because it shows all signs of being factory original, it demonstrates the superior quality you got for your money when you bought a top-of-the-line luxury car. Of course, it also takes the good care of a two-owner example where the low odometer is believed to reflect the full actual mileage (averaging about 1,300 miles annually.) The long, low Jaguar profile is instantly recognizable as the shape that built this icon. The XJR's specific grille has a bright wire mesh that helps signal its intentions as a predator and the special larger factory wheels give this cat a lurking stance.

The charcoal interior gives this one a full dark appearance total package that's perfect for a performance machine. Of course, since it's also finished in such supple leather, this is a true bruit in a finely tailored suit. This has been well cared for, and you can see that right down to the presentation of the plush carpeting and bright wood that accents the steering wheel. It has a long list of desirable luxury features, such as automatic A/C climate control, power windows, power locks, cruise control, power seats, heated seats, an AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD changer, and a power sunroof. Modern features not only mean superior luxury, but also modern safety. So you get the convenience of dual airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes.

Under that leaper bonnet (hood) is an engine bay packed with power. Thanks to the "R" in the Jag's name, this stately English gentleman knows how to throw a punch. The 4.0-liter fuel injected motor has been supercharged to give it 322 horsepower. And while the power is impressive, what you should also take note of it's the configuration. It was the final evolution and offering of Jaguar's famous inline-six. This configuration has a long history that goes back to the XK120, and so Jag fans will love how this one looks exceptionally cared for and show-ready. This same level of care is why this car continues to run with the inherent smoothness of an inline-six. It's a versatile total package with a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and a sharp-handling fully independent suspension.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records. When a premium sports sedan is so well presented, there's no question of its desirability. But when this two-owner luxury/performance classic is also priced like a pre-owned economy car, we know it will leave our dealership quickly. Call today!!!


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