Production numbers - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum

Notices
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 1997 - 2003

Production numbers

 
  #1  
Old 12-30-2018, 09:29 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Production numbers

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?
 
  #2  
Old 12-31-2018, 01:38 AM
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Maryland
Posts: 77
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Yes, I was also surprised. I have a 1998 LWB too.
 
  #3  
Old 12-31-2018, 02:42 AM
GGG's Avatar
GGG
GGG is online now
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 108,047
Thanked 10,001 Times in 8,252 Posts
Default

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.

Graham
 
  #4  
Old 12-31-2018, 09:21 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
 
  #5  
Old 12-31-2018, 06:56 PM
Carnival Kid's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Redding CA
Posts: 773
Thanked 351 Times in 222 Posts
Default


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!


.

.
 
  #6  
Old 01-01-2019, 10:27 AM
BobRoy's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,324
Thanked 487 Times in 354 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by GGG View Post

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
 
  #7  
Old 01-01-2019, 10:48 AM
Carnival Kid's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Redding CA
Posts: 773
Thanked 351 Times in 222 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BobRoy View Post
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!

.


 
  #8  
Old 01-01-2019, 10:24 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Lakewood, Ohio USA
Posts: 173
Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
Wink That Hurtz...

RobRoy,

That XJ8L may have BEEN Rare, but now looks Well Done...
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hughey
XK / XKR ( X150 )
10
08-07-2016 03:58 PM
DaleD
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
35
10-23-2014 11:32 PM
1quik4
XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III
6
10-15-2010 09:35 AM
MyBlackCat
S-Type / S type R Supercharged V8 ( X200 )
12
08-11-2010 07:57 AM
roverlr3
XK / XKR ( X150 )
3
02-05-2010 07:37 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Production numbers


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: