The new updated and enlarged edition of the only book on the complete Jaguar XK/XKR range of 1996 to 2014. Covering design, development, maintenance, modifications and full model-by-model details, this is the perfect ‘handbook’ for the XK range.
The Jaguar XK8 was launched to great acclaim in 1996 as the successor to the XJS, and the model range has been built on ever since. With styling cues taken from the E-type and the XJ220 supercar, and powered by a new 4.0-litre V8 engine, the XK8 found instant success on both sides of the Atlantic. Nearly 10 years after its launch, the styling remains virtually unchanged, which says a lot for the original concept. This fascinating, all-color book is essential reading for all XK8 owners and enthusiasts.
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of Jaguar XK8 and XKR experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
Author: Graham Robson
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
Release Date: 2009-08-01
It was code-named X100 and it was to be Jaguar's latest sports cars, featuring both coupe and convertible coachwork. It was to have an all-new V8 engine and it was to replace the XJS. It would also ultimately have the most powerful forced-induction engine of any production Jaguar road card and it had a lot riding on its success. It was the XK8 - a sleek, purposeful grand tourer in the Jaguar tradition. Graham Robson, one-time Jaguar apprentice and a motoring historian with several other Jaguar books to his credit, tells the story of one of the twentieth century's most beautiful sports car, from its conception to the end of the line for both it and the factory it was built in.
This significantly enhanced Fourth Edition of Jaguar – All the cars, brings the Jaguar model story right up-to-date. The only publication available covering the entire range in precise detail, with a revised engine chapter, updated chapters on existing models, and new chapters on the very latest Jaguar models.
Author: Philip Porter
Publisher: Bay View Books
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Genre: Jaguar XK automobiles
Here is the story behind the design, development, testing, and production of Jaguars XK8. Introduced in 1996, the XK8 has exceeded all of the British automaker's wildest expectations. In Spring 1997, Jaguar updated the XK8 when it unveiled a new superchar
Author: Philip Porter
Publisher: MotorBooks International
Release Date: 2003
This best-selling book on the Jaguar XK is a comprehensive and detailed guide to restoring the prestigious sports car. With original factory specification data, equipment, and options for all XK models--from the first XK120 Roadster to the ultimate 3.8-liter XK150 S--it describes and illustrates exactly how the cars looked in their original condition. This ultimate information source offers the finest gallery of XK photographs ever published.
Author: David Barzilay
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Over the years the E-type Jaguar has built a reputation amongst Jaguar enthusiasts and classic car collectors for being the ultimate classic to own. If you are lucky enough to own one and are planning to undertake the restoration work by yourself, this manual will take you through the full nut-and-bolt restoration of a very early example, E-Type Jaguar Chassis No 60. Restoration experts from the world's premier Jaguar restoration company, Classic Motor Cars Ltd, have written each chapter, giving you a first-hand account of the process. Topics covered include preparing a workspace and dismantling the vehicle; restoring and painting the body; engine, electrics and transmission restoration; assembly of the sub-assimblies; final assembly; trimming; road test and the first outing.
The Jaguar XJS was one of the finest grand touring cars of its era even if, when launched in 1975, it raised a few eyebrows. It survived the British Leyland days, Jaguar's privatisation and the takeover by Ford, and is now much in demand as an affordable and practical classic car. The summer of 2005 sees the 30th anniversary of the XJS, which is set to be marked by a number of celebratory events This all-color book, which covers the full road car and competition history, will fascinate all Jaguar enthusiasts.
Full details on camshafts, camshaft timing, valve springs and cylinder head options and modifications. Carburation chapters cover: 13/4 and 2 inch twin SU setups; triple 2 inch SUs; and triple Weber and Dellorto setups. A special section is included on modifying SUs for improved engine performance, along with the relevant needle specifications. Full details on ignition systems and timing, exhaust manifolds and systems and general tune-up information.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type this is an all-new, updated edition of a classic book that was first published in 1989 and remained in print for 20 years. The E-Type was, and still is, a uniquely charismatic and important British sports car; this remarkable book provides the ultimate tribute to it. With lots of new information and illustrations, this book is a must-have for all E-Type enthusiasts.
The XJ40, mainstay of Jaguar production from 1986 to 1994, was the last saloon in which Sir William Lyons had any styling involvement. It broke new ground with its technological sophistication and, despite electronic and body problems, was the saloon which reintroduced the marque to a younger buying public. Today the XJ40 -- more reliable than previous models and economic to buy and run -- is an important 'entry level' model for first-time Jaguar buyers and has a large following. It is an ideal candidate for the You & Your series which provides an 'ownership companion' approach for relatively recent cars of strong enthusiast interest.