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2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

“The Jag”

2000 Lincoln LS V8 Ultimate


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About “The Jag”

I've always like the timeless styling and grand touring sensibilities of the first generation XK8/XKR and thanks to Jaguar's notorious depreciation, they finally came into my price range. I searched for months to find one I wanted (prefer an XKR but accept an XK8, it had to be black or british racing green, had to have cashmere leather, had to be in great shape, ideally a coupe but I'd take a convertible) I drove about 250 miles to finally drive one...that turned out to be a dud. I had all but given up hope and expanded my search even farther...when this one popped up about 30 miles from my house. The information posted on the internet was incorrect and there were no pictures, but I had to take a look. Once I saw her, I knew she was the one. Perfect condition, acceptable price, and optioned exactly as I wanted (loaded except navigation and mobile phone)

Cool Ride of the Week for April 1, 2010

About “Babysride”

The wife and I bought the car as transportation for our daughter. Hince the name "Babysride".

The Lincoln LS was designed by Jaguar. It shares the same platform with the Jaguar S-Type. The S-Type did get the larger 4.0 supercharge v8. Unfortunately, it is impossible to swap the S-Type motor into the LS. Jaguar designed the LS electronics to make it impossible.

Over the year, I have landed 9 sponsors for the car:
Killer Glass
Dunlop tires
Street FX
Gina window tint
Power Stop brakes
Stoner Detailing Products
RAZZI Ground Effects
Extreme Deminsions

Some of the larger more notable shows I have competed in and won. I won my class('95-Present Hardtop Conservative) in World of Wheels St Louis '06. I took second in NOPI St Louis '06 and took first NOPI St Louis '07. Win "Best of Show" at Ball4Real St Louis '07. Three larger shows I showed in were Hot Import Nights Indy '06, Hot Import Nights Chicago Nightshift '06, & DUBS St Louis '07.

"Best of Show" Ball4Real St Louis '07
"Best Display" King Kongs Midwest Showdown '07
"Best Display" DUB10 St Louis '10
17.....1st Place
4.......2nd Place
1.......3rd Place

Most recent shots with the chrome bumper strips & rear surround painted with color matched McLaren grille.

LS & its trophies

LSKoncepts CAI and custom pinstriped plenum

Power Stop Extreme Brakes drilled/slotted rotors

Custom beauty boards, two 10" Memphis subs, PPI amps

Hand laid pinstripe with graphic & BMW M5 lip spolier


Specs for “The Jag”

* 4.0L (3996cc) DOHC V8 (Jaguar AJ27)
* 86 mm Bore x 86 mm Stroke
* 10.75:1 Compression Ratio
* ~300 HP / 300 lb-ft.
* 155 MPH Top Speed (Electronically Limited)

Specs for “Babysride”

v8 3.9
~265ftlbs of torque
0-60 7.2 seconds
1/4 mile time 15.4
Top speed~ no limiter. I have had it up to 147mph. Still had pedal left.

Custom Painted Pinstripe with Graphic
Custom Painted Plenum Cover
Eibach Springs 1.75 inch drop
LSKoncepts Angel-eye headlights
LSKoncepts McLaren Grille
LSKoncepts CAI
LSKoncepts Clear Corner Bumper Markers
LSKoncepts Red Lincoln Star Emblems
RAZZI body-kit
20" Jaguar Senta wheels, 8.5" wide , 49 offset
Kumho 255/35/20 tires
Memphis Amp & 2 10" subs in a sealed box in trunk
Alpine AM/FM Cassette & 6-disc changer
Street FX Colorstorm underbody LED light kit
Power Stop drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads
1% window tint on the rear doors & back window
5% window tint on the front doors
Sylvania Silverstar low & high beams, foglights, turnsignals
LEDGlow Xenon Strobes in foglights & taillights
BMW M5 lip spoiler
'02 Lincoln LS center console swap
'06 Lincoln LS door jam trim
Magnaflow full catback exhaust
Mercedes Benz E430 AMG exhaust tips
Rear sorround painted with custom red Lincoln Star
Chrome trim around windows deleted
Mclaren grille with custom red Lincoln Star
raer taillights debadged

1st Place Creative Concepts Shiloh Il '05
1st Place World of Wheels St louis Mo '06
2nd Place Waterloo High Waterloo Il '06
1st Place SWIC Car Show Red Bud Il '06
1st Place Stereo One USAC Car Show Event Cape Girardeau Mo '06
1st Place Stereo One USAC Car Show Event Carbondale Il '06
1st Place Stereo One USAC Stereo Contest Carbondale IL '06
1st Place Auffenburg Ford Belleville Il '06
1st Place Mayfest O'Fallon Il '06
2nd Place NOPI St Louis '06
1st Place 314 Extreme USAC Car Show St Peters Mo '06
2nd Place Ellis Grove Il '06
1st Place St Louis Scion Club in Millstadt Il '06
2nd Place Mayfest O'Fallon Il '07
1st Place King Kong Midwest Showdown Madison Il '07
Best Display King Kong Midwest Showdown Madison Il '07
1st Place NOPI St Louis '07
3rd Place Ace Hardware Freeburg Il '07
Best of Show Ball 4 Real Tour St Louis Mo '07
1st Place Bryan Klocke Memorial Car Show St Charles Mo '07
1st Place T-N-T Car Show Smithton Il '08
1st Place Waterloo VFW Waterloo Il '10
1st Place O'Fallon Mayfest O'Fallon Il '10
1st Place DUB10 St Louis Mo '10
Best Display DUB10 St Louis '10
2nd Place RNR St Louis Tour Stop


Factory Options for “The Jag”

* British Racing Green
* Convertible
* Classic Leather Package (in Cashmere)
* Burled Walnut dash, grain matched
* Sport Package (with 18" Sport wheels)
* Riken Raptor ZR tires in staggered fitment
* Winter Package with Heated Seats
* Heated rear glass and side mirrors
* Electrochromatic self-dimming mirror
* Automatic Climate Control
* Automatic tilt/telescoping wheel for easier ingress/egress
* Alpine 10 speaker Premium Sound (with dual subwoofers) AM/FM/Cassette with 6 disk CD changer and steering wheel controls
* Trip computer
* Rain sensing wipers
* Headlight washers
* Rear "seats" for double leg amputees
* Cup holders
* Homelink System with three garage door openers

Factory Options for “Babysride”

Fully loaded every option available:in 2000 model
power locks
power windows
power seats
power mirrors
power sunroof
power trunk release
power gasdoor
power telescopic steerwheel
fold down rear seat
heated seats
memory seats
seats 5
Alpine AM/FM cassette with 6-disc CD changer
Walnut wood trim interior
3.9 V8
chrome bumper trim
factory Autumn Red paint code "GT"
16' aluminum wheels
traction control
dual climate controls
dual exhaust


Mods for “The Jag”

* LSI Controls, Inc. Jaguar Hydraulic Upgrade (Pressure Regulator)
* Custom hidden switch to disable the automatic antenna for those times when you don't want a big antenna popping up.
* Custom 2½" mandrel bent exhaust with custom H-pipe and Flowmaster 40 series mufflers. Courtesy of Exhaust Pros, Brookings, SD
* B&I Trim custom wood dash kit in factory match burled walnut. This bridges the factory wood dash and factory wood shifter surround by covering the black plastic around the center stack.
* Three Piece XKR grille.
* 2 Kicker CVT65 2? Subwoofers in stock location
* Polk DXi6500 6½" Component system with woofer and tweaters in stock locations (factory supertweeters retained)

Future Modifications:
* WhiteXKR's remote control top mod
* WhiteXKR's independent rear window control mod
* H&K or Mina Gallery lowering springs

Mods for “Babysride”

Custom hand laid red/silver pinstripe & graphic
'02 Lincoln LS center console swap
'06 Lincoln LS door jam trim
Razzi body-kit
BMW M5 lip spoiler
Eibach Springs for a 1.25" drop
LSKoncepts McLaren grille
LSKoncepts Angel-eye headlights with clear corner markers
LSKoncepts CAI
LSKoncepts clear bumper corner markers
Rear surround painted
Custom made Autumn Red Lincoln Star emblems
Taillights debadged
20" Jaguar Senta wheels, 8.5" wide, 49 offset
Kumho 255/35/20 tires
Shaved driverside door lock
custom shaved, painted, pinstriped plenum cover
Alpine W203 CD/DVD headunit
Memphis Audio subs 10" subs
PPI 2300 & 4400 chrome series amps
pair of Sony co-axial 6.5 speakers in trunk
custom beauty boards color match the interior in trunk
5% window tint on the front doors
1% window tint on the back windows
Power Stop ceramic pads and drilled/slotted rotors
red painted calipers
Mercedes Benz E430 AMG chrome exhaust tips
Magnaflow fullback exhaust
Street FX Colorstorm LED light kit(16 under car, 4 interior, 4 trunk, 4 engine bay)
Sylvania Silverstar highbeam 9006 bulbs in highbeam & foglights, 9005 in lowbeams
LEDGlow Xenon strobes in foglights & taillights
Debadged rear taillights
Chrome window trim deleted
XCAL tuner

Shots of the STREETFX LED lights from DUBS St Louis '07.

1. Eaton M90 supercharger package from T-Bird SC
The package is in final testing and tuning.
2. Fully fiberglass trunk
3. Two 7" video monitors in headrest.
4. Two-tone custom interior.
5. Two-tone custom paint.
6. Suicide rear doors.


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