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Thinking of buying a Jaguar XJ8 convertible

I'm thinking of buying a Jaguar XK8 convertible, but can't stretch to the 5.0-litre, which model/year would be best and what should I look out for?

Asked on 30 June 2013 by AndyBrad

Answered by Honest John
The current shape 4.2 is okay, but the 5.0 is better. You don't need the supercharger. There's a few quirks with the first year's production, with issues like the aerial.
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