Okay, so this car isn’t really for sale just yet, but Stratas Auctions reached out to me to let me know that it is launching its auctions soon. I took a peek at the cars provided in the preview and wow are there some nice cars. The one that piqued my interest the most was the XJ220 you see here.
The XJ220 was Jaguar’s first production supercar, and it’s still seen today as one of the most impressive supercars of its era. The car was crowned the fastest production car in the world, by reaching a speed of 217 mph. Today, it is seen as one of the ultimate collector cars, and it still looks modern, which is surprising since Jaguar hasn’t made it since the 1990s.
Located in Chicago, this particular XJ220 features a Monza Red over Sand leather interior. It has a 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, Twin-Turbo DOHC V-6 paired to a five-speed manual transaxle. The car also has independent suspension, four-piston vented disc brakes, and only 2,921 kilometers (about 1,800 miles) on the odometer.
It is number 237 of the vehicles built. The original buyer was Gilbert Llorens, a South African ex-pat living in Geneva, Switzerland. He took delivery in April of 1993. Ted Schroeder bought the car from Llorens’s estate, and imported the car under the “show and display” exemption in 2001. To this day, it has never been registered in any country.
The model comes with tool kit in the leather pouch, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, wheel nut wrench, emergency reflector, owner’s manual and handbooks, service and parts manual, spare keys, floor mats, CD cartridge, computer, and harness. There are also copies of the DOT waiver and related documentation. The date for the auction is not set, but you can reach out to Stratas Auctions via the link in the first paragraph.