Jaguar XJ220 1993 – USA

Partnerstwo firm Jaguar i Tom Walkinshaw Racing przyniosło nie tylko efekt w postaci zwycięstw w najsłynniejszym wyścigu świata, 24h Le Mans, w 1988 i 1990 roku, ale i jeden z najbardziej imponujących supersamochodów lat 90-tych. Jaguar XJ220 zaprezentowany został w 1988 oku na targach w Birmingham, będąc wyśmienitym połączeniem myśli technicznej, wyścigowego piękna i odwagi. Z karoserią z kompozytów i aluminium, z podwójnie doładowanym silnikiem V6 o mocy 542 KM, pobił wkrótce rekord prędkości samochodów produkcyjnych (217 mi/h, czyli około 350 km/h), złamany dopiero w 1994 roku przez McLarena F1. Ten przepiękny egzemplarz w kolorze Spa Silver z czarnym wnętrzem ma obecnie dopiero 3100 mil przebiegu. Będąc częścią pokaźnej kolekcji, w ciągu ostatnich 9 lat przejechał ledwie 800 mil. To jeden z zaledwie około 280 egzemplarzy wyprodukowanych w latach 1992-94. Po niedawnym serwisie w czerwcu 2019, jest w pełni przygotowany do sprzedaży. Szansa nabycia tego pięknego i niezwykle szybkiego kota, już w sierpniu na aukcji w Monterey.

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1993 Jaguar XJ220
RM | Sotheby’s – MONTEREY 15 – 17 AUGUST 2019

Chassis No. SAJJEAEX8AX220701
Engine No. 6A 10344 SB

U.S. DOT and EPA certified
One of only 280 examples built between 1992–1994
Less than 3,200 original miles; exceptional condition throughout
Recently serviced in June 2019

To celebrate its new era of motorsports excellence, Jaguar’s spectacular XJ220 was unveiled in 1988 at the Birmingham Motor Show. Developed by Jaguar in conjunction with Tom Walkinshaw Racing, the XJ220 was an impressive statement of Jaguar’s considerable technical expertise and celebrated the marque’s legendary racing pedigree, past and present, which included Le Mans victories under Walkinshaw’s guidance in 1988 and 1990.

The result of their labor was a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 542 brake horsepower and a five-speed transaxle built into a chassis made of aluminum honeycomb with aluminum-and-composite bodywork. With the twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, performance was breathtaking, with zero to 60 mph achieved in just over four seconds. Formula 1 star Martin Brundle tested a lightly modified XJ220 and achieved an excess of 217 mph, a record that stood until the McLaren F1 of 1994. The XJ220 attracted many noteworthy buyers, including Sir Elton John as well as the Sultan of Brunei. Thought by many to be undervalued, the XJ220 is finally becoming recognized for its combination of stunning performance and classic supercar styling.

This XJ220 is finished in Spa Silver with a black leather interior and has only approximately 3,100 original miles. Due to the low production of the XJ220, Jaguar never went through the lengthy process of having the model approved for sale in the United States. Some have made their way to the States over the years, but this XJ220 is one of only a few cars that was imported early in its life and is fully EPA and DOT certified for sale in the state of California.

Its current owner purchased the XJ220 from the estate of David E. Walters in 2010 with only 2,400 miles. It has been part of his extensive car collection ever since. Only driven a careful 800 miles during his ownership, it remains in exceptional condition throughout, consistent with its low original mileage. Towbin Motorcars recently performed an annual checkup and changed the fluids in June 2019. Included with the sale are service records, a set of owner’s manuals, and the original tires.