Jaguar XK8 & XKR, 1997-06
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Jaguar XK8 & XKR Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Jaguar specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top accepts transfer of original window. Made with hand rolled bindings and rain guards as original.
  • Original Factory Material: German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue and Dark Tan
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Canvas Comparison: Original Sonnenland is the premium topping. Haartz Stayfast is almost indistinguishable externally but the Sonnenland has a heavy duty woven inner lining which adds to its longevity.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may
    consider DIY installation. We list our 07 up XKR installation manual whose steps are very similar.
    Install includes rivet work and use of contact cement. There is no sewing involved.
    To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me"
    in your browser search bar.
  • Shop with confidence: Made by Robbins with their 5 year manufacturer warranty
    and 18 month labor allowance, or Kee Auto Tops with 5 year manufacturer
    warranty (no labor allowance.)


Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) German A5 Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top
Accepts your original glass window
Made by Robbins      
Robbins 2423C
For: 1997-06 Jaguar XK8 & XKR Convertible Top
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B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
Accepts your original glass window
Convertible top install manual (see 'installation supplies' below) is included
if requested.

For: 1997-06 Jaguar XK8 & XKR Convertible Top
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Jaguar XK8 & XKR convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006



Jaguar XK8 & XKR

1997-Early 2000 Headliner.NO POCKET ABOVE REAR VIEW MIRROR
This is the early design, two-piece headliner. The area around the rear window is separate from headliner. Includes rear window section & fabric for separate trim panels. Must reuse rear window frame (plastic) and transfer small extrusions front and rear.
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Jaguar XK8 & XKR

Late 2001 to 2006 Headliner WITH POCKET ABOVE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Late design, one-piece headliner, continues to include area around rear window, for late-2001. For both patterns, early or late, installer must transfer small extrusions front & rear, sewing required, material for separate trim panels included.
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Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Fully illustrated manual on top and headliner replacement.
Will be sent, on request, with order of top or headliner.

10 pages 8 1/2 x 11
No Charge!
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
Torx 15 Driver Hand tool
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.




1997-2006 Jaguar Cylinder Rebuild

We can now rebuild 1997-2006 Jaguar XK8, XKR convertible top hydraulic-lift cylinders. It is a rebuild of your original cylinders. We will send you a shipping label once you purchase the service, so you can ship the original cylinders to us. Once we receive them, it usually takes 21 days for the rebuild process.

The $124.95 price is per cylinder. This rebuild service comes with a 6 month warranty from time of purchase

Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber



Convertible Top Boot Cover, Vinyl Attaches as Original- eFactory style with 2 Tenax (installed) & 3 rear attachment straps ready for installation. Boot cover fits both Left & Right hand models.

Available in black, ivory, parchment, cashmere, and oatmeal


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit


  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush

Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue and Dark Tan

Original Configuration: The original Jaguar xk8 convertible top fabric was a German Sonnenland canvas.

Glass Window:These convertible tops do not include the glass window. You must retain your glass window from your existing convertible top.

Alternate Fabrics Available: Sonnendeck Canvas and Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Fabric Information:

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Headliner:The headliner is of original configuration and color. The headliners prior to 2001 are two piece and beginning in 2001 are one piece. Headliners include the rear window section and enough fabric for the small trim panels. You must re-use the existing plastic rear window frame. Also you must transfer the two small extrusions to install the headliner.

Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
Warranties outlined here are only applicable for products installed by a professional trim shop or professional upholstery shop. For Convertible Tops, and related products, the manufacturer will void the warranty for any product that is not professionally installed; manufacturer defects are covered by the warranty in such cases. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage due to improper installation.

Parts in this category (Jaguar XK8 & XKR) fit cars for years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.