For anyone with an interest in, or who is thinking of buying, one of the already classic Jaguar XK sports cars from the 1996 to 2005, this Essential Buyer’s Guide is a vital requirement. All the models are covered, from the early 4.0-litre models with the infamous Nikasil engines, through to the very last and highly sophisticated 4.2-litre S, with mention to the special editions available in selected markets. All models are looked at in detail, and analyzed for their strengths and weaknesses to provide the best possible advice on what to look for and how to buy the best car you can afford. A handy pocket-sized guide, that will always be at your side for constant reference.
Nigel Thorley has been involved with Jaguars all his life, having owned seventy-five at the time of writing. His first Jaguar came at the age of eighteen, and he has owned most models over the years (currently a 5.0-liter XK Portfolio convertible, an XJ saloon, and a Mark X). Nigel has written more than twenty titles on the marque. He is a founder member and director of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and has edited its magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast, since 1984. He has also written about Jaguar for many other forms of media.