A well cared for XK8 or XKR in either Classic or Sport trim makes perfect sense for anyone seeking a fast, well-mannered sports car with an outstanding pedigree. They’re great to look at and are also outstanding value at the moment and always make for a great competition here on winsupercarsandclassics.co.uk.
As a future classic, the XK8 is already on the up. A couple of years ago, you could pick up a scruffy one for a couple of grand. Today, those cars don’t exist – most have thrown up one expensive bill too many and have been broken apart to keep others on the road.
You can still get a half-decent coupe for about £5000, that’s not a lot for a car that cost 15 times that when new, while £7000 to £12000 should get you behind the wheel of a nice convertible.
Or if you’re feeling lucky our low price and low volume ticket sale competitions, will give you the classic car enthusiast a great chance of winning one.
But do remember these cars do rust, especially around the rear quarters, so check any potential buy carefully, also be wary of early cars if there’s no evidence of the Nikasil bore liners or timing chain tensioners being replaced, as these were a real issue in the early days.
Other than that, they’re quite reliable, and a good one is guaranteed to hold its value.