Purchase Price: £6,000
Final Cost: £10,075
Selling Price: N/A
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.
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 Triumph TR4 and a 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.)