8101 Hempstead Road (I-10 at Washington) - Houston, Texas 77008

Jaguar XJ8 and XJR Service and Repair

Motorcars Ltd started in 1972 as a repair and restoration shop for all British Classic Cars in Houston, Texas. As Jaguar and Land Rover become daily drivers and the dealers sold more and more units, our focus changed significantly to becoming a more service and repair oriented facility. We have maintained our British Classic Car commitment, but we focused new ideas and people on developing ourselves into Houston’s Jaguar repair experts so much so that in fact, we are THE independent Jaguar service and repair specialists.

A Closer Look At The Jaguar XJ8 and XJR Models

The XJ8 (X308) was released in 1998. Although very similar to the XJ6 (X300) the XJ8 badge reflected the fact that these cars were powered by the new V8 engine. The major mechanical change was the replacement of both the inline-six and V12 engines with new eight-cylinder AJ-V8 4.0 engine. The new engine was also available in supercharged form in the XJR, which saw many sporty upgrades.

Jaguar introduced the re-engineered XJ8 (X350) in 2004, featuring an all-aluminium body. This model was offered in a larger 4.2 litre engine size as well as the supercharged 4.2 litre engine.

A face-lifted version of the X350 was unveiled at the end of February 2007 now an XJ8 (X358). The main changes were aesthetic with a body that gave it a more aggressive gape and and interior upgrades that included revised seating.

Motorcars Ltd has maintained hundreds of the Jaguar XJ8 cars.

The air suspension system offered as standard equipment on the (X350) XJ8 cars proved to be problematic and expensive to maintain. To offer a permanent solution to our XJ8 owners, Motorcars Ltd developed a Air Suspension Conversion Kit which replaced the air springs. We have sold and installed hundreds of the conversion kits as a part of our commitment to make these cars more reliable and comfortable to drive for the long term.

Motorcars Ltd takes great pride in keeping all of the variants of the Jaguar XJ8 on the road. Motorcars Ltd offers full maintenance, repair and service on the Jaguar XJ8.

Whether it is a simple fuel injection service, cylinder head work or engine rebuild (yes, we even have our own machine shop) or brake replacement or repair, Motorcars Ltd has the facilities, tools and staff to perform to exacting standards.