Jaguar Saloons 1987-2008: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Jaguar Saloons 1987-2008

Post-1986 Jaguars when new were expensive to buy and suffered issues that blighted their reputation for years. Plenty survive, right back to the earliest 3.6-litre XJ40 models that arrived in 1987.

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Later X300 and X308 models – ensure the V8’s timing gear issues have been fixed – cost $8000-18,000, with supercharged XJR models at $20-27,000. Jaguar in 1998 revisited its compact S Type and again V8 versions offer the best blend of price and performance.

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X350 XJs and XFs with the 4.2 or 5.0-litre petrol V8s have collapsed in value so cars with very low kilometres and are attracting collectors with an eye on the future.

XJ6/Sovereign 1987-93 $7995 [30] 

XJ6/Sovereign 1994-97 $9920 [14]

XJ8/Sovereign $13,145 [18] 

XJR6/XJR8 $20,425 [6] 

X350 $23,190 [10]

S Type V8 1998-2002 $10,615 [13] 

S Type 4.2R $23,160 [3]

XF 4.2/5.0 2008 $26,965 [15]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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