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According to Nigel Thorley in his book “Jaguar All The Cars”, my 1998 XJ8 in the long wheel base version is one of only 148 made between 1997-2002. I find that hard to believe. Would anyone know how to verify this?
 
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Yes, I was also surprised. I have a 1998 LWB too.
 
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Originally Posted by 98xj8l View Post
According to Nigel Thorley in his book “Jaguar All The Cars”, my 1998 XJ8 in the long wheel base version is one of only 148 made between 1997-2002. I find that hard to believe. Would anyone know how to verify this?
The photo in your Intro shows a Sovereign LWB specification like mine.




Very few base level LWB's were produced (148) and I understand it was not a specification offerered in the US. The Sovereign specification (11,566) and Vanden Plas specification (21,080) were the ones available.

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Thanks for the reply Graham. I thought this was a base model because it doesn’t have heated seats and it doesn’t say “Sovereign” anywhere on the vehicle.
 
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It can get so confusing what with the European-only nomenclature, lack of Daimler US licensing leading to further confusion, non-US models and US naming only models!


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Very few base level LWB's were produced (148) and I understand it was not a specification offerered in the US. The Sovereign specification (11,566) and Vanden Plas specification (21,080) were the ones available.

Graham

My 98 donor car is a XJ8L as shown on the boot badge. It did have 2 tone leather seats. I thought this was something a previous owner did and wasn't original equipment. But unfortunately we had a grass fire and the cat is half baked.


Hard to read door sticker
 
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My 98 donor car is a XJ8L ................ But unfortunately we had a grass fire
Whoa, it'll take more than a light buffing to get that out!

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Wink That Hurtz...

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That XJ8L may have BEEN Rare, but now looks Well Done...
 
 
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