XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 1997 - 2003

Vanden Plas Supercharged Value

 
  #1  
Old 08-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: richmond
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Vanden Plas Supercharged Value

I have a 1999 Black Vanden Plas Supercharged with 114K on it. I have had the timing chain replaced and pretty much everything else fixed. It's in good shape, interior is nice with a crack in the wood on the drivers side and the center console top has been worn. I can't find another one for sale, they only made 168 for this year. Any suggestions??
Thanks
 
  #2  
Old 08-28-2015, 11:30 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 147
Liked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Default

keep it and enjoy the car. I saw one similar up here in Toronto with 100,000 km sell for I think 9k. Hope that helps
 
  #3  
Old 08-28-2015, 01:46 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SF bay area
Posts: 984
Liked 317 Times in 248 Posts
Default

Is that 114K miles, or kilometers? I looked at a 2002 Vanden Plas Supercharged, with 90K, and the asking price was 9K. So I think yours is worth 5 or 6K.

You had the timing chain replaced? Which one? It has 3. How about the tensioners?
 

Last edited by Mark SF; 08-28-2015 at 01:48 PM.
  #4  
Old 08-28-2015, 08:42 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 212
Liked 33 Times in 30 Posts
Default collector's items...

Only 168!! that's rarer by almost 3x the XJR100's! Unfortunately all these XJ's seem to be good deals. Nice if you're looking to drive a beautiful, fast, well balanced car...not so good if you want to sell one. Good luck with your sale.
 
  #5  
Old 08-31-2015, 08:43 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: richmond
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the input. I have had everything replaced by the Jaguar dealership here in RVA, so yes. Love the car, my wallet hates it.....
 
  #6  
Old 08-31-2015, 10:43 AM
Patioboater's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Wolverine Lake, Michigan
Posts: 141
Liked 37 Times in 28 Posts
Default

FWIW, I paid $8,000 for my '99 VDP SC with 83K miles last summer. It was in very nice shape though it also had a few minor cosmetic issues (a bit of cracking on the wood, a few stone chips, some headliner sag) and still needed to have the tensioners and timing chain done.

The x308 VDP SCs that I've seen listed since then all seem to be somewhere in that $6K-$10K range. It is a bit tricky to figure out the value on them because so few go on the market. I suspect the value is higher if the buyer who knows what it is, but there aren't a lot of those guys out there. So, if you need to sell quickly you might only get a small premium over a similar XKR or Vanden Plas. If you can hold out a bit, the right buyer will probably come along. Explaining a bit about the rarity in the ad might help to summon more interest.

Let us know what you get for it.
 
  #7  
Old 08-31-2015, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SF bay area
Posts: 984
Liked 317 Times in 248 Posts
Default

Rarity on its own does not make it more valuable. For that to happen, you need demand. There is little or no demand for any used XJ, including the VP supercharged - even less for a pre-01 with Nikasil liners.
 
  #8  
Old 08-31-2015, 02:19 PM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 54
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

My 2001 VDP SC currently has 70K miles. Overall, it's about 9.5 of 10. I did the tensioners a few years back. I'm told there were 234 made that year. I've been offered $14 K for it which sounds pretty good except it went for almost 6 figures new! My advice; keep it and enjoy it!
 
  #9  
Old 08-31-2015, 03:25 PM
Patioboater's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Wolverine Lake, Michigan
Posts: 141
Liked 37 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mark SF View Post
Rarity on its own does not make it more valuable. For that to happen, you need demand. There is little or no demand for any used XJ, including the VP supercharged - even less for a pre-01 with Nikasil liners.
Agreed. (And thank goodness, since that's what made such an awesome car affordable to me.)

Really what I meant was that an ad that tells a bit more about the Vanden Plas Supercharged, how it was the predecessor of the Super V8, and why it was the flagship above the regular VP or the XJR might spur a bit more interest from somebody who's just kicking around in the regular XJ8 market.

As somebody who'd never owned or even thought about owning a Jag until a couple of years ago that's pretty much how I found out that they even existed. I noticed the relatively low prices on older Jag sedans, started looking into the details, found out about the Super V8 models by seeing one in an ad, traced the lineage back a few years to the VDP SC, and decided to try to hold out for one.
 
  #10  
Old 08-31-2015, 09:34 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 187
Liked 26 Times in 23 Posts
Default

There is one on ebay now (less miles) with a BIN of $7,995 and a singe bid of $2k.

Beautiful cars but prices are kept low by but a very limited demand for 16 year old British cars with 100k plus miles, regardless of condition. WHat they sold for new has no bearing on what they are worth today, often it is an inverse curve.
 
  #11  
Old 10-12-2016, 09:45 PM
Black Ice's Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 28
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Timing chains

Mark SF

So, does my Vanden Plas 1993 have 3 timing chains?
 
  #12  
Old 01-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: richmond
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Still going but have to sell if anyone is looking for a project car.
 
  #13  
Old 01-30-2019, 05:29 PM
Carnival Kid's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Redding CA
Posts: 851
Liked 436 Times in 268 Posts
Default


Last edited by Carnival Kid; 01-30-2019 at 06:06 PM.
  #14  
Old 02-01-2019, 04:41 PM
XJDanny's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Snohomish, Washington , USA
Posts: 879
Liked 182 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patioboater View Post
Really what I meant was that an ad that tells a bit more about the Vanden Plas Supercharged, how it was the predecessor of the Super V8, and why it was the flagship above the regular VP or the XJR might spur a bit more interest from somebody who's just kicking around in the regular XJ8 market.
What is the difference between a VDP Supercharged and a Super V8? Iíve always thought they were the same. Are they the same thing but with different names for different model years?
 
  #15  
Old 02-01-2019, 05:53 PM
Carnival Kid's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Redding CA
Posts: 851
Liked 436 Times in 268 Posts
Default

From Wikipedia.....................

"The top-of-the-range Daimler marque, sold as the Vanden Plas model in certain markets like the United States, features softer suspension and all available luxury features. They are cosmetically differentiated by the traditional Daimler fluted radiator grille surround and fluted boot-lid plinth.The Daimler and Vanden Plas cars were also available with the supercharged engine otherwise found only in the XJR. This model was named the Daimler Super V8. In the US market, this combination was available only as a special order though 2001 (with these cars identifiable by their "Vanden Plas Supercharged" rear badging). For US model years 2002 and 2003, the equivalent Super V8 model was then offered. These supercharged long-wheelbase variants were also fitted with Jaguar's proprietary "Computer Active Technology System" (CATS) adaptive suspension. The "Sports" setup from the XJR application, however, is replaced by a "touring" set-up, exclusive to supercharged Daimler and Vanden Plas variants. It is softer and more compliant than the XJR's Computer Adaptive Technology Suspension system"

.
 
The following users liked this post: Carnival Kid
XJDanny (02-02-2019)
  #16  
Old 02-02-2019, 04:17 PM
XJDanny's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Snohomish, Washington , USA
Posts: 879
Liked 182 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Thank you, Carnival Kid. I didn’t know the name, Super V8, was first used in 2002. Good to know! :-)
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JungleJonny
XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III
6
10-05-2015 03:52 PM
inactualis
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 )
7
10-02-2015 11:13 AM
Johncy2000
XJ ( X351 )
4
10-02-2015 01:05 AM
Col. Sandurz
PRIVATE For Sale / Trade or Buy Classifieds
1
09-28-2015 07:29 PM

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

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Vanden Plas Supercharged Value


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: