The XKR is one of the best ways into a performance Jaguar. We take a look at a closer look at Glendon Howards’ 57,000-mile 2005 model – and reveal what it’s worth
HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED IT?
After much research I found this XKR advertised on a website. I bought it in April 2019 from a Jaguar enthusiast who also owned an E-type Series 1, an XK140 and a Riley Brooklands
race car. He had bought the car in 2009. It’s a run-out model for the first series of XKRs
so it has the 400bhp 4.2-litre supercharged engine with a ZF sixspeed automatic gearbox and all the extras. I paid £13,000 for it.
HOW MUCH HISTORY DOES IT HAVE?
The logbook states that the car had four previous owners. We have an original Guy Salmon folder, which contains all the previous MoTs, original bill of sale from Guy Salmon as well as receipts of services, including the stamps in the service history book and those for other
repairs. The car’s current mileage is 57,015 which is on the MoT that was issued when the car was last used. The complete online MoT history supports the mileage as being genuine. The car hasn’t been used much at all in recent years.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
No, it has never been modified – it’s as Jaguar intended.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Nothing. The car is very clean and the interior is immaculate. We have not had to do anything to it apart from fitting four new tyres, which it needed for an MoT pass, along with
a new battery. It is currently insured for £13,000 on an agreed valuation policy, but I suspect that it may be worth more than that.
WHAT WE THINK IT’S WORTH - £14,000
Russ Smith, CCW’s price expert: ‘Well, you are right in thinking that this low-mileage XKR is worth more than you paid for it, but it’s not by a great deal. Desirable and enjoyable as they are, these cars sold very well in period and it appears that quite a number were bought as second car “toys”. So it isn’t actually that difficult to find low-mileage examples, reducing the added value that this sort of thing usually brings with it.’
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