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Record Creation: Entered on 6 November 2017.

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Kick plate 029

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2017-11-06 15:19:45  |  pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.houtkamp.nl/0-expected-soon-1992-jaguar-xj220/

Sellers description:
1993 JAGUAR XJ 220

One of only 285 examples made
Supercar of the nineties
With the original Owner's Handbook and the Service Record and Warranty card
Only 3.600 kilometers since new
A dream has come true.

I still remember the day that my parents gave me a 1:18 size scale model when I was approximately 7 years old. We were in central London and it was my favorite out of hundreds of scale models.

The XJ 220 was a toy which I took everywhere but nobody else was allowed to play with it except myself.
After 3 years I first saw the XJ 220 in real. A customer of a Land Rover dealer where I was washing cars came by with his Jaguar XJ 220.

In Holland it was even more unique to see such a supercar as we have an extra road tax and therefore a Jaguar XJ 220 was costing over 1.000.000,- guilders which is nowadays the same in Euro's.

After quite a big research we have been able to buy after many years a Jaguar XJ 220 in silver. This car we sold as we cannot keep all cars ourselves unfortunately but luckily we recently found this blue example. The color of the scale model which makes it for me personally even more special.

A total of just 285 including prototypes (275 road cars) of the Jaguar XJ 220 have been produced and after some years all of these cars have finally been sold.

The story among the XJ 220 is impressive. It was introduced as being the fastest road car and customers were fighting to send over their deposit. After some years, they were fighting again to cancel their contracts as Jaguar changed the specification of the car. It was for example planned to come with a V12 engine but it was introduced with a 6 cylinder twin turbo engine.
So before the car was for sale, two extremes had occurred, Jaguar had sued some customers to buy the XJ 220 as they wanted to cancel their contract while at the introduction customers were giving blank checks to buy the Jaguar even if it became extremely expensive.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
It took quite some time and we looked at different XJ 220's before we decided to buy this Jaguar XJ 220. Most of the cars are full of damages and used quite a lot which occurred in a high mileage. This specific example is number 29 out of just 285 including prototypes. The Jaguar was first delivered in Germany at the 16th. of August 1993 via QCR Motors to its first owner a Mr. Mertens. Since it was delivered the Jaguar just drove less then 3.600 Kilometers since new.
The extremely rare original Owner's Handbook, Service Record and Warranty card are still present together with the Sales and Service Directory, the Audio System Instruction Book and all is minded in the original XJ 220 leather case. You might understand why we have chosen for this specific example.

Important to know is that all buttons and gauges are properly working including the radio, lamp units and airconditiniong. The Jaguar is in a very very nice condition. It just show some light stone chips which is normal with a Jaguar XJ 220 due to the fact that the car is very low and on higher speeds it is impossible to avoid stone chips. Jaguar XJ 220's which don't have stone chips are resprayed at the front which is not the case with this example.

The overall condition is extremely nice without scratches or dents or other attention points. The color is just fabulous and our personal favorite. The car looks rather big in Blue which makes her even more impressive to look at. The engine bay is probably the most impressive part of the car and it is possible to see the engine thru the rear window.
Off-course the engine bay has to be very clean but this part is very nice which is normal after such a low amount of kilometers.

The condition of the interior is very nice as well without big scratches. One could see on the drivers seat that the car has been used very scarcely but actually this is a nice patina which belongs to the car. The rest of the Jaguar is extremely nice, even the boot and both doorpanels.

Driving this Jaguar is an absolute amazing experience. The sound, the power and the feeling you get when you drive the car is actually indescribable. The Jaguar drives as it looks so very very special.


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