circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778

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385 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared
1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé
Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778

Sold for £ 460,000 (US$ 635,071) inc. premium
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared
1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé
Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
*Supplied new to Germany
*Recent mechanical overhaul by marque experts
200mph performance
*Legendary 1990s supercar
*Stunning and timeless looks

Footnotes

  • One always wonders what automotive designers do in their spare time – and how many great designs were sketched on napkins and just as soon discarded. One of those idle-hour projects that did bear fruit began with Jaguar's director of product engineering, Jim Randle, who envisioned a V-12-powered, all-wheel-drive machine that could compete successfully against vehicles such as the Porsche 959 in the viciously competitive Group B competition.

    Randle and his bosses wanted to successfully develop and build such a car in-house, without the support of Tom Walkinshaw Racing which had helped to develop the company's most recent competition models. Randle nonetheless initially received no official support for the project and thus much of the early conceptual work was completed by "The Saturday Club," a group of twelve volunteers that spent much of their off-hours developing the new vehicle. The end result was the XJ220, with a name that recalled the conventions behind the moniker of the original XK 120 – but the new machine would be capable of 220 mph, not 120. A remarkable concept vehicle was debuted under that name at Birmingham in October 1988.

    The XJ220 went over like gangbusters with Jaguar's clientele, some of their wealthier clients literally sending blank cheques, and the car drew unprecedented media attention. The company had not seriously envisioned it reaching production, but with such strong demand, the possibility was soon explored. A little over a year later, the decision was made to build the XK220 and produce 350 examples. Amusingly, given the XJ220's origins as a design to be developed free of TWR influence, to get the car into production Jaguar had to team with TWR to form a new venture, Project XJ220 Ltd., which would engineer and eventually build the new car. This concern utilized a modified version of the XJR-11 racing car's turbocharged V-6 that would enable the projected top speed while saving space and weight inside the car. With the V-6 the XJ220 was faster to 60 mph than both the Ferrari F40 and the Lamborghini Diablo, and established a new lap record for a production automobile at the Nürburgring.

    In sum, the production XJ220 may not have had the V-12 for which it was first envisioned – but it was still a true supercar, capable of outstanding performance, and featuring world-class technology. Fewer than 300 examples were produced, and they remained beloved by enthusiasts for representing the height of Jaguar's engineering prowess and performance during the early supercar era. Few 'poster cars' of the early 1990s are so in-demand.

    The XJ220 offered was finished in Monza Red over Sand and dispatched on 16 August 1993 to original owner Woo Yung Tae through his company 'Primrose International,' as recounted on both the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate and the original owner's manuals. It was delivered to Germany and there stored throughout its life in dehumidified storage along with the rest of the owner's automobile collection, reportedly under the care and maintenance of a former Ferrari-trained mechanic. The service book shows a single service by a German Jaguar dealer on 13 June 1994 at 388 km.

    The current owner acquired the car from the original collection through an intermediary in October 2015, and has maintained it in their own significant collection since. It was appropriately taxed upon its entry into the UK, but while a NOVA was submitted to register the car, the registration process was never completed and the car remains never registered since new – surely one of the last XJ220s that can make such a claim.

    The owner has invested in this motorcar's mechanical order, submitting it in late 2019 to noted specialists Don Law Racing to review an engine-out six-year service, including replacement of timing belts and other normal wear components, as well as the fuel tank, hoses, and main fuel pumps. The engine itself was rebuilt to ensure safe operation after many years in storage. Receipts for this work, totaling over £35,000, are included in the file. The XJ220 remains in virtually pristine cosmetic order, with its paint having been corrected and the interior in superb condition, and to date shows only circa 400 miles from new. Accompanying are the original tool kit, car cover, handbooks in their leather wallet, wheel socket, and rear left- and right- wing mouldings for use during servicing.

    This is undoubtedly one of the lowest-mileage, freshest and best-prepared XJ220s available on the market, now available for registration for the first time in its life.
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circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
circa 400 miles from new, Don Law Racing prepared ,1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupé  Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220778
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