1993 Jaguar XJ220

$425,000 - $475,000

Offered without reserve

RM | Auctions - FORT LAUDERDALE 29 - 30 MARCH 2019

Chassis No.
  • One of only 282 produced
  • Less than 7,800 km from new
  • In original, unmodified condition
  • Jaguar’s supercar of the 1990s

Tom Walkinshaw’s efforts to reinvigorate Jaguar’s racing efforts led to him assembling a group of Jaguar engineers to create a car that would rekindle the magic the automaker experienced at Le Mans in the 1950s, when the company won the race an impressive five times.

When the XJ220 debuted in concept car form at the British International Motor Show in October of 1988, it was just a few hours old. Jaguar’s team finished putting the car together just eight hours before its debut. The car was a hit on the stand at the National Exhibition Centre, so much so that the automaker reportedly received several blank checks.

However, Jaguar was not ready to build the outlandish XJ220—or, rather, the automaker was not in a financial position to do so. After a feasibility study suggested that the XJ220 could be a moneymaker, Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing used their joint-venture to form Project XJ220 Ltd. to complete development of what was touted as a 220-mph sports car.

The production car launched in 1991 was powered by a 542-bhp, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The engine was paired to a five-speed manual transaxle, which distributed power to the rear wheels. An amazing engineering achievement for Jaguar, a pre-production XJ220, was tested in Fort Stockton, Texas in 1991 recording a top speed of 212.3 mph, making it the fastest production-intent car ever built.

The XJ220 on offer was built in the fall of 1993, finished in the stunning shade of Spa Silver. This unmodified example shows limited signs of use, with the odometer displaying less than 7,800 km. This car represents a unique opportunity to Purchase Jaguar’s supercar of the ’90s, an impressive feat of both engineering and design.

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