1993 Jaguar XJ220
Sold For $423,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019 - Offered on Saturday
- U.S. DOT and EPA certified
- One of approximately 280 built between 1992-1994
- Just over 3,000 original kilometers
- Exceptional condition throughout
- Recently serviced in June 2019
Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.
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 3,040 original kilometers. 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 kilometers. It has been part of his extensive car collection ever since. In 2011 the fuel bladders were replaced and the Jaguar has only driven a careful 800 kilometers during his ownership. As such, 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, tools, and the original tires.