Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
Work Completed: Throttle body replaced to fix “Limp Home Mode” problem, engine and exhaust system decarbonized to reduce emissions, new lowered springs and shocks, new XKR brakes installed, both back exhaust mufflers replaced with aftermarket ones, chrome front grille replaced with a satin black unit and a new front numberplate fitted.
Notes: A contest was held for the programme to choose the next car to buy from a lucky viewer. The XK8 was chosen over a 1963 Triumph TR4a and a 1989 Lotus Excel SA among the finalists. Restored car tested at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Was used as a promotional prize with a £10,000 budget. (Sixth loss of the series.)