1991 Jaguar XJR-S Sport 6.0-Litre Coupé SAJJSAES3BB171164
Lot 446
1991 Jaguar XJR-S Sport 6.0-Litre Coupé SAJJSAES3BB171164
Sold for £2,587 (US$ 4,344) inc. premium
Lot Details
1991 Jaguar XJR-S Sport 6.0-Litre Coupé
Registration no. H719 BGK
Chassis no. SAJJSAES3BB171164
Engine no. 8W010183HB
Having done Jaguar’s international sporting image no end of good by winning the 1984 European Touring Car Championship at the wheel of an XJ-S, Tom Walkinshaw was called upon to give the Coventry manufacturer’s road cars a performance makeover. Walkinshaw’s JaguarSport had already been producing body and suspension kits for the XJ-S, and in 1989 took the logical step of creating one modified along similar lines to the XJR Sport version of the XJ6/XJ40 saloon. The XJ-S’s 5.3-litre V12 engine was stretched to a full 6.0 litres, gaining close to a hundred horsepower in the process, while the suspension was reworked to incorporate stiffer springs/anti-roll bars and Bilstein gas-filled struts. A colour-matched body kit, prominent boot spoiler, 16” Speedline alloy wheels and a full leather interior further differentiated the XJR-S Sport from its humbler brethren. A top speed of more than 160mph was claimed for the Sport, which at £45,500 in 1989 was by a considerable margin the most expensive Jaguar on offer.
This example of an exclusive modern Jaguar that can only become increasingly collectible is accompanied by a large quantity of invoices/paperwork including an RAC engineer’s report dated 1997. Finished in black with beige leather interior, the vehicle is offered with MoT to October 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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