Sports car collectors now stands a rare chance to grab Jaguar’s one of the fastest road car presented in immaculate condition throughout and having just one owner from new over the last 19 years, the 1994 Jaguar XJ220 at Historics at Brooklands' classic and collector car auction on Saturday, March 9. And the fact that this visceral motorcar is one of just 11 lefthand drive XJ220 cars finished in Daytona Black, and comes with an original Jaguar Sport build record sheet and the Howard Davies-signed thank-you letter from Project XJ220 Ltd., which makes it ever more rarer and sought-after. However, the interested bidders for this 1994 Jaguar XJ220 with odometer reading of just 16,798, should also note that if this car which is now in France is to be imported permanently into Britain then vat will be applicable and charged at 20% of the auctioned/hammer price. Besides, we have also seen the sale of some classic Jaguars, including the first XK120, the first D-type which fetched a record million dollar price on auction, and the rare Jaguar C-Type replica based on original 1953 version which was expected to sell for over $200,000.
Interestingly, there’s an inspiring story behind the Jaguar XJ220, as Professor Jim Randall, the head of Jaguar’s engineering department, started the ball rolling by sketching some ideas whilst on a Christmas holiday in the 1980’s.
And together with colleagues they toyed with the idea and official plans to build the fastest ever road car.
Finally, the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show saw the unveiling of the powered concept with the design featuring a V12, fuel injected, 48 valve 530BHP engine delivering its output to all four wheels.
And this car with chassis no. 220620 was born on 18th March, 1994 in the TWR headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire and released from the factory with delivery mileage of just 382km.