JAGUAR XK / XK8 / XKR BOOKS & MAGAZINES

Shown below are a number of books and magazines that have been written over the years specifically about the Jaguar XK/XK8/XKR models. Most, if not all, are now becoming more and more difficult to get hold of so these are shown here on this page to simply give you some idea of what publications have been written and what can possibly be purchased around the world. 

 

 

JAGUAR XK8 : A Modern Sporting Icon
 
ISBN 978-1-907426-08-7

 

Publisher: Jaguar World Monthly

 

Soft Cover

 

148 page magazine full of reprints of previous articles published in JWM magazine, including suspension rebuilds, servicing, tensioners, shocks and spring replacement etc plus all the usual tuning and modding stuff.

 

Cost when new: £7.99

 

Road & Track: Jaguar XJS-XK8-XKR Portfolio 1975-2003

 
ISBN 1-855-20629-3

 

Publisher: Brooklands Books

 

Soft Cover

 

Cost when new: £11.99 

 

 

 

Jaguar XK8 & XKR Performance Portfolio
 
ISBN 185520-7575

 

Publisher: Brooklands Books

 

Soft Cover

 

This book covers a turbulent period in Jaguar's history. It traces the progress of these sports cars through new model reports plus road and comparison tests. Included are full specifications and performance data. Models covered are the 4.0 & 4.2 XK8 and XKR, SVO, Silverstone, R & 100 in both coupe & convertible form. A total of 128 pages of which 60 are in colour.

 

Cost when new: £11.99 

 

 

Jaguar XK8: The Complete Story (Graham Robson)
 
ISBN 978-1-84797-074-9
 

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (2009)

 

Hard Cover

 

176 Pages, fully illustrated with colour photographs. 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. Topics covered:· Full history of the XK8· Special feature panels on key personalities and developments· Full specifications of each model

 

Cost when new: £27.50

 

 

You and Your Jaguar XK8

 

Nigel Thorley
 
ISBN 1 84425 224 8

 

Publisher: Haynes (2006)

 

Hard Cover
 
The Jaguar XK8 was launched to great acclaim in 1996 as the successor to the XJS. With styling cues taken from the E-type and powered by a new 4.0-litre V8 engine, the XK8 found instant success on both sides of the Atlantic. This fascinating, all-colour book is essential reading for all XK8 owners and enthusiasts. 160 pages.
 
Cost when new: £17.99 

 

 

Jaguar XK8 / XKR

 

Stefano Pasini (1998)

 

ISBN 88-7960-018-4

 

Publisher Automobelia S.r.L

 

Hard Cover

 

Superb large format colour profile with close up photos and specifications. 96 pages with 100 mostly colour illustrations

 

Cost when new: £24.99 

 

 

Jaguar XK8 “Road Test Limited Edition” 

 

R M Clarke

 

ISBN 1-85520 3 91X

 

Publisher: Brookland Books 

 

Soft Cover

 

Contains 92 pages of testes and other press articles including 200 illustrations

 

Cost when new: £9.99

 

 

Jaguar XK8 – The Authorised Biography

 

Philip Porter (1998)

 

ISBN 1-870979-75-3

 

Publisher: Bay View Books


Hard Cover

 

Contains the full story from concept to launch and has text on design, development, testing and production. 128 pages with 180 colour illustrations

 

Cost when new: £19.99

 

 

Jaguar XK8 / XKR

 

Phil Weedon (2003)

 

ISBN 1-873098-63-4

 

Publisher: Kelsey Books

 

Soft Cover

 

Colour articles taken from

the Jaguar Monthly magazine. 111 pages

 

Cost when new: £12.95 

 

 

Jaguar XK8 and XKR

 

John Blunsden

 

ISBN 1899870-53-9

 

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications Ltd (2000)

 

Soft Cover

 

Design and development, production and sales history, technical specifications, performances and options. 128 pages.

 

Cost when new: £12.49

 

 

Jaguar XK8 / XKR / XK180

 

ISBN: 1-84155-211-9

 

Publisher: Unique Motor Books (2000)

 

Soft Cover


Tests and other photocopied material mainly from Autocar magazine. 80 pages

 

Cost when new: £9.95 

 

 

You and Your XK/XKR

 

Nigel Thorley

 

ISBN: 9781787113923

 

Publisher: Haynes 

 

Hardcover

 

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.

Tells the complete story of the Jaguar XK range, from conception in the Ford era, to Tata ownership in 2014.

 
27x21cm • 232 pages • 180 colour pictures
 
Cost when new: £35.00
 

 

Jaguar NEW XK (2006-2014) 

 

Nigel Thorley

 

Format: Paperback / softback

 

Publication Date: 15 Jul 2015

 

ISBN: 9781845848064
 

64 pages


Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd


Product Dimensions: 197 x 140 x 7 mm

 

Cost when new: £12.99

 

Jaguar XK8 & XKR (2007-2014)

 

Nigel Thornley

 

Format: Paperback
 

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd


ISBN-13: 9781845843595

 

The technically advanced, aluminium bodied New XK models carried over very little from the previous models. Produced from 2007 to 2014, they proved to be one of the best sports models produced by Jaguar. Still no replacement has been planned by the marque, meaning these cars will be much sought after, and meaning you'll need expert advice if you're thinking of purchasing one. For anyone with an interest in, or who's thinking of buying one of these already classic cars, this Essential Buyer's Guide is a vital requirement. Covering all variants, and highlighting model differences, it shows how equipment levels or colour schemes affect can affect price. Detailing everything from what to look for when you first see a car, to in-depth evaluation, even such matters as where to buy and what paperwork to check is covered, along with dedicated sections listing model specifications, where to go for advice, and marque specialists.

 

Cost when new: £12.99

 

 

 

Useful XK related magazines 

XK8 : The Creation

 

Jaguar XK8 supplement guide to the making of the car produced by CAR magazine in 1996.

 

Jaguar XK8 : The inside story of the 21st century E-Type

 

1996 Jaguar XK8 supplement produced by Autocar magazine. 66 pages

 

Jaguar World : Best of Jaguar Sports Cars

 

The Best of Jaguar Sports Cars magazine produced by Jaguar World, which includes details on XK120, XK140, XK150, E-Type, XJ-S, XK8, XKR, F-Type and more

 

Jaguar Magazine : The 186mph XKR-S

A magazine produced by Jaguar on the XKR-S model. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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