Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jaguar XK sports?
Like any sports car, the XK can be driven fast, so look for accident damage. The aluminium body isn't particularly hard to repair, if the garage has the skill and correct spare parts. Be on your guard for botched work, and anything that doesn't look like it came from the factory.
So far, the XK Convertible is free from any serious complaints or faults, but there are a few things to check. The electrics can go haywire, and batteries can flatten for no obvious reason. Other issues include the engine management light coming on, and the car's keyless entry and ignition system playing up.
The fabric roof has also been known to freeze. Inspect the hood for signs of cuts or tears, and check the cabin for signs of leaks.
The tyres can wear quickly and aren't cheap to replace, so check the tread depth before agreeing a price.