1995 Jaguar XJ220

Lot Number: 618

1995 Jaguar XJ220

UK-supplied, 1 of 84 in right-hand drive and 1 of just 4 in Daytona Black with a recent Don Law service and an odometer reading of 9,600 miles.

  • NOT SOLD

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Sunday 1st August, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Daytona Black

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    M22 0XJ

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    9550 Miles

SUMMARY

UK-supplied, 1 of 84 in right-hand drive and 1 of just 4 in Daytona Black with a recent Don Law service and an odometer reading of 9,600 miles.

DESCRIPTION

  • Despatched to Grange Jaguar, Exeter in Daytona Black and Smoke Grey leather interior in October 1993
  • In keeping with the XJ220's controversial launch, this car was not registered until 05/01/1995. The private registration "M220XJ" is included in the sale
  • Of the 281 XJ220s produced just 84 were supplied in right-hand drive and just four in Daytona Black
  • Well known in XJ220 circles, it featured in Jeremy Clarkson’s 2004 DVD “Hot Metal” where it beat a Pagani Zonda in a drag race
  • The history file includes the service book, hand books, car show productions, historic maintenance receipts and the most recent invoices for some £30,000
  • Bought by our vendor in 2014, this car joined one of the finest collections in the UK and was stabled alongside two other XJ220
  • Supplied to auction with just 9,600 miles (atoc), an MOT valid until 3rd February 2022 and ready to go since its June 2021 service by Don Law.
It was at the 1988 British Motor Show in Birmingham that the sensational Jaguar XJ220 concept prototype was first revealed to the public and, as expected, orders and the required £50,000 deposits flooded in from all corners of the world. The original concept was for a V12-engined car with a six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive priced at just under £300,000. However, some four years later when production commenced, the XJ220 had become a two-wheel drive, twin-turbo V6 with a five-speed box on offer at £470,000. Predictably many of the 1,200 option holders tried to cancel their purchase blaming the massive change in the specification but the collapse in values of collectable supercars at the time was probably more of a factor.
 
Eventually, the car found 275 buyers and the others don't know what they missed. Producing an impressive 549bhp at 7,000rpm and 473lb.ft at 4,500rpm and now slightly shorter by some ten inches courtesy of the smaller dimensions of the V6 engine against the bulky V12, but still, with a not inconsiderable girth of six feet and six inches, the XJ220 proved more than capable of reaching its target maximum speed. In 1992 at the Italian Nardo test track Formula One and sportscar ace, Martin Brundle, recorded 212.3mph around the banking in standard trim and 217.1mph with the catalytic converters disconnected, the latter speed equivalent to 223mph on a straight road.
 
With 0-60mph acceleration in a brutal 3.5 seconds, the XJ220 was indisputably the fastest road car on the planet at that time and, thanks to motorsport-developed, inboard wishbone suspension and huge ventilated disc brakes with four-piston calipers, it held the road beautifully and stopped equally as well. Production of the car began the following year in a purpose-built factory at Bloxham in Oxfordshire with the first cars delivered in July. On the circuits, the Jaguar also proved highly effective. In the full-race version, the XJ220C, another sports car ace, Win Percy, took victory on the car's race debut in the BRDC National Sports GT Challenge and in the 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours, John Nielsen, David Brabham and David Coulthard finished first in the GT class. In the 2004 DVD “Hot Metal” presented by Jeremy Clarkson this very XJ220 trounced a Pagani Zonda comfortably in a drag race.
 
Despatched from the factory on the 12th October  1993 in Daytona Black with Smoke Grey leather interior to Grange Jaguar of Exeter, it understandably, due to the then market and launch controversy, took some two years to be bought and registered by the first owner on the 6th January 1995. Just eighty-four right-hand drive XJ220 were produced and we are led to believe that just four were finished in Daytona Black, a rare colour for the model. The detailed history file shows the car was proudly exhibited at various shows together with  XJ220-specific events by previous owners. Invoices on file evidence diligent maintenance by previous owners and our vendor, who took over the custodianship on 14th September 2014, carried on the responsibility. Owning two other XJ220 together with a collection that spanned modern limited-edition Ferraris and 1960s Lamborghinis, to name a few, this car was naturally sent to specialist Don Law. Between November 2018 and June 2021, the car was fitted with new fuel tanks and benefitted from an engine-out rebuild, all of which is documented and the car has barely travelled 150 miles since 2018, with a current odometer reading, at the time of cataloguing, of some 9,300 miles. The private registration number "M220XJ" is generously included in the sale, identifying the car in previous media appearances.

In conclusion we note that this car may be one of the only XJ220 to be ever offered to auction in Daytona Black and in right-hand drive, UK-specification. We naturally welcome any inspection of this remarkable motor car.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
618
Make
JAGUAR
Model
XJ220
Registration Number
M22 0XJ
MOT Expiry
03/02/2022
Chassis Number
SAJJEAEX7AX220828
Engine Number
6A10014SB
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Daytona Black

CONSIGNOR

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For further information regarding this lot please contact Arwel.

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