Friday, April 5, 2019

Blown Grand Tourer: 2007 Jaguar XKR

This next car is a two parter. The first part came from tipper Jeff who writes: I love this era of the Jaguar. I know Ford's ownership of Jag effects the pedigree of the brand a bit as the V8 drivetrain used was basically the same engine found in the Mustang, but c'mon.... this is a close as you'll ever get to looking like a late model Bond/Aston Martin car without spending anywhere near the coin. The Supercharged version of this same car (the XKR) is an even better example of bang of the buck. This email was followed a few minutes later by... Aaaaaand per my last email.... a 2007 Jaguar XKR. Miles are higher, but where are you going to get this kind of car, with this kind of look and these kinds of numbers. Find this 2007 Jaguar XKR offered for $16,787 in the Woodlands, TX via craigslist.

From the seller:

2007 Jaguar XKR supercharged 
VIN: SAJWA43CX79B19124 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 86868 
paint color: grey 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
2007 jaguar XKR supercharged Upgraded Bolt on exhaust system. Guesstimated450 HP
Drilled and slotted rotors. 
I’ll work done by Champions Jaguar Curtain Road Houston, TX. 

Always garage kept the car is in near perfect condition. 

No issues at all the car can be driven across the country and back as it sets. 

Oil changed every 3000 miles.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

See a better way to drive an supercharged Grand Tourer?


  1. 'Sporty' MI6 hatchback for golfing .. I'm gonna need a mulligan

  2. 'Got 8 cylinders, uses em all, overdrive, just won't stall ' Its Tanqueray Time Somewhere!

  3. Luv it. Man, I looked for one of these off and on for months, but n before I eventually pulled the trigger on my SRT Charger. Miles are a little higher than I would want, but at this price point, I would have still pulled the trigger. They're even sharper looking in person....

  4. 300D. Yes, that 300DApril 5, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    That there car has a lot of pens in it. Combined with the wrap around sunglasses, I'm guessing realtor? Which then begs the question, would you buy a house from a guy driving this car wearing wrap around sunglasses offering you a free pen?

  5. Wow, it even comes with a PEN HOLDER?!?

    And the seat holds crumpled up black plastic bags.


    -Stan (...seriously, this is a great car. Not for me. For someone who wants to pay insane service bills on the regular...)

  6. I might actually prefer the XK, although the chrome wheels on the example linked to are just awful. So, it would need at least $1k spent on new rims, I would guess. Just wondering if it might be easier to live with day in, day out, maintenance-wise, without the blower.

    Good thing I'm not in The Woodlands these days..

  7. dont dig the chrome? my local Monument business (tombstone engraver) will media blast the chrome offa rims for about 25-50 per wheel. you can then paint em as you see fit. Save the Kilobuck.


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