|Left Hand Drive|
|21 April 1993|
|6A10294SB||8 April 1993|
|8 February 1993|
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Record Creation: Entered on 3 October 2009.
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This is the "firewall" VIN. (North American cars also have a different VIN in the lower corner of the windshield.)
- SAJ: Jaguar Cars, Limited
- J: Manufacturer: Jaguar
- E: Model Line: XJ220
- A: Market: Baseline
- E: Body Style: Coupe
- X: Engine: 3.5 Litre, V6, Twin Turbo
- 8: Transmission: Manual, LHD
- A: Model: XJ-S
- X: Various: Experimental (?)
- 220789: Sequential serial number
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2009-10-03 16:15:39 | Roger writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ220
Lhd - Believed 2757km From New
Photograph unavailable at present
SOLD for £66000
The XJ220 was directly aimed at a Ferrari F40, Porsche 959 audience, the Jaguar competing for the same super rich buyers - an exclusive group amongst whose number were serious top car collectors like Sir Elton John. The Jag supercar was conceived by Head of Engineering Jim Randle, who, after overseeing four years of very hush-hush development work, unveiled the stunning XK220 at the 1988 Birmingham Show. The prototype was powered by a 530bhp 48-valve V12 with 4-wheel drive. The orders - backed up by huge deposits - flooded in.
Following the 1988 takeover of Jaguar by the Ford Motor Company, manufacturing the XJ220, even in limited numbers, was not finalised until 1992, when production was entrusted to Tom Walkinshaw's Jaguar Sport facilities at Bloxham, Oxfordshire. By now, the twelve had been replaced with a more practical to produce twin turbocharged V6, which had been developed in the Group C XJR-10 race programme and was just as powerful. Also, the original 4-wheel drive set-up on the prototype was deemed to be unnecessary and was changed for the production cars to really sturdy 2-wheel drive transmission.
With a global recession in full swing in the early 1990s, however, and after many of those who had invested in deposits were unwilling (or unable!) to come up with their outstanding balances, the Ford accountants axed production after only 271 of the 350 run had been completed and, over the next few years, the stockpile of unsold XJ220s were progressively sold off to discerning collectors.
On offer here is a left-hand drive XJ220, which was acquired by the first owner, a private collector from East Anglia, on the 1st of September 1998, since when it had only been driven the 2757 kilometers displayed on the odometer when entered for this sale and this is believed to be the genuine total for the supercar since it left the works.
The 3498cc engine - a double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, twin-turbocharged V6 with alloy heads and block, which produces an impressive 542bhp at 6500rom - is, of course, really barely run-in and is therefore ready and waiting to deliver its true potential. The same goes for the 5-speed, all-synchromesh box with triple cone synchroniser on first and second gears to withstand vertical take-offs. The independent suspension is by unequal length wishbones and inboard coil springs with dampers and anti-roll bars. Four pot calipers grasp AP Racing brake discs, which are ventilated, cross-drilled and should keep you out of trouble.
This sensational looking and very Grand Tourer, a truly awesome package, can deliver 0-100mph in under 8sec. According to the vendor, the car is still absolutely correct with Malachite green metallic paintwork and beige leather interior in excellent condition. It comes with all workshop manuals and books, wing protectors and a car cover. It was checked by Marque specialist Don Law in 2003, since when it has been stored in a heated garage. We understand that the specialised servicing of this extraordinary model can be undertaken by Jaguar Sport at the Browns Lane factory.
Recent valuations at public auction have resulted in the XJ220 being by far the best value in the supercar market today and this exceptionally low mileage example could become the superstar of your collection for a most reasonable investment.
We may have given the impression that only the factory can service these supercars but in fact Don Law and others can perform this task very easily, and indeed do frequently. They advised on certain work on this car but that work was not carried out - as per the letter in the history file.
We now understand that the first owner may indeed have lived in Scotland and not East Anglia and we further understand that it formed part of the 'Fastmaster' production series in the U.S.A. and returned in 1994.
Naturally, as with the majority of these cars, sometimes there was many years before they were registered after they were delivered. The mileage is only believed to be genuine and not warranted as correct from new and we apologise for this error in the text.
2009-11-04 10:10:37 | andy writes:
for sale by Justin Banks and Sean lockyear prior to Oakfields in 2009
2009-11-05 19:11:13 | pauls writes:
Car listed as sold at:
2011-06-06 14:34:50 | andy writes:
Back at auction in france
In our next sale on 13th june 2011, in Paris.
Châssis n° SAJJEAEX8AX220789
The Jaguar XJ220 that we are offering, no. 40 in the series and produced in 1992, was taken from the production line by Tom Walkinshaw, the boss of TWR, for his personal collection. It was then transferred to a collector, and for this reason was not registered until 1998. In 1998 it underwent a major overhaul, costing €16,500, with, in particular, a petrol tank replacement as recommended by the manufacturer. Another major overhaul was conducted in August 2010, and other works should be carried out before the sale, including replacement of the brakes and types. The last technical test was clear and the whole of the service book, including bills, will be supplied together with the car. The owner has confirmed to us that the vehicle was working perfectly and was able to take part in the 2011 Rallye de Paris, defending its name nobly against competition from the 200 other participants. Equipped with an Alpine car radio with 16/9 GPS, this Jaguar XJ220 has covered only 7,200 km from new. A real prototype on the road, it offers a truly delightful ride with the feeling that you are behind the wheel of a car created as part of a quest for the perfect performance.
Estimate: €130.000 - 170.000
2011-06-06 14:40:16 | a writes:
googling in found this auction detail from 2005.
1998 JAGUAR XJ220 LHD
Estimate 68000 - 75000
Hammer Price 66000.00
Trim Colour BEIGE
Chassis No SAJJEAEX8AX220789
Engine No GA10294SB
2011-08-23 11:18:49 | C writes:
Where is the car now??
2011-08-27 02:47:31 | Bleasie writes:
Last info on Data Base was H&H Sales Limited (23rd July 2003) For Sale Sept 2009 / Jan 2010
Thanks for the update The Jaguar XJ220 that we are offering, no. 40 not sure where #40 comes from unless its the customer order or Kick plate number which is not listed the car is number 112 & was Transferred to race series
2011-08-27 02:55:38 | Bleasie writes:
Info from DVLA as follows
The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for S852 ADO are:
Date of Liability 01 11 2010
Date of First Registration 01 09 1998
Year of Manufacture 1998
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3498CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREEN
2011-08-27 03:04:57 | Bleasie writes:
DVLA data indicates it is in UK possibly on SORN
Ian must know the Owner as it was for sale @ Oakfields or is it doing the rounds
2012-03-09 06:02:30 | George writes:
Car was offered up by Bonhams in 2009 with an estimate of 105,000 to 115,000 GBP. Failed to sell. -> http://bonhams.co.uk/eur/auction/17258/lot/337/#
A left-hand drive model finished in green with beige leather interior, XJ220 chassis number '789' was originally allocated by Jaguar to the 1993 'Fast Masters' race series that had been devised to promote the model in the USA. Returned to the UK and refurbished at the Jaguar factory under the supervision of XJ220 Co-ordinator, Paul Wadley, the car was first registered in this country in 1998 and has had only three private owners since then. A total of only 3,956 kilometres has been covered from new and the car is reported as in generally good condition. Offered with current MoT and Swansea V5 registration document, '789' represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of what in future years will surely be regarded as the marque's finest two-seater coupé.
2012-03-18 20:12:58 | Anonymous writes:
Was at auction by same auction house as first comment, date not available.
Description same as first comment with the following particulars:
Lot Number: 69
1998 Jaguar XJ220
Sold For £81,500
Reg Number: S852ADO
Chassis Number: SAJJEAEX8AX220789
Engine Number: GA10294SB
Body Colour: Green
Trim Colour: Beige
MOT ExpiryDate: None
2014-11-01 15:03:19 | Anonymous writes:
This car is for sale in Paris. Artcurial auction tomorrow 2nd November 2014: