Lot 310

Monterey 2023

1994 Jaguar XJ220


$687,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



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  • One of fewer than 300 examples produced
  • The world’s fastest production car of its day
  • Presented in its factory colors of Le Mans Blue over Smoke Grey
  • Showing just 2,062 km (~1,282 mi.) at time of cataloguing
  • Accompanied by factory tools, manuals, and assortment of original press and sales literature
Addendum: Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.

Dreamt up as a full competition racer with no production plans, the Jaguar XJ220 was intended to prove the team at Coventry could still design, engineer, and manufacture cars on par with its German and Italian competitors. Upon debut at the 1988 Birmingham Auto Show, however, so many buyers stood waiting with open check books that Jaguar was forced to reconsider its production plans. Entering production in 1992, the XJ220 followed the iconic XK 120 in being named for its projected top speed, 220 mph. The car proved quicker to 60 mph than both the Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Diablo and even set a new lap record for a production car at the Nürburgring.

Per information from the XJ220 registry, the XJ220 presented for sale here is a desirable later-series example, constructed in March 1994 and finished just as it appears today in Le Mans Blue over Smoke Grey leather livery. Though built in 1994, the car would wait nearly four years to be dispatched on 12 February 1998 to its first dealer, Grange Motors of Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom.

Six years later in 2004, the XJ220 was imported to the United States and acquired by Colorado-based enthusiast Tim Hoiles. Hoiles would add only a few hundred miles before parting with the car in 2013. After Hoiles, the car passed through two curators and was for a time displayed at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts.

This XJ220 is well-equipped, being accompanied by a tool and manual set, both in their correct leather wallets, as well as an assortment of press and sales literature, clean CARFAX report, 2012 service invoice, and copy of its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. Additionally, the consignor has treated the car to a change of the engine, transmission, brake, and clutch fluids prior to the sale.

Showing just 2,062 kilometers (~1,282 miles) at cataloguing, this extraordinary example of what many enthusiasts consider the first hypercar stands ready to welcome its next caretaker into the exclusive ranks of XJ220 ownership.