XJR-15 registry/thread

Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by F1GTRUeno, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Erik this is fantastic cheers!

    I managed to find info and identify about sixteen cars before this, but you're right, it's gonna be practically impossible to get them all right. Especially the Japanese ones.

    I've gotta find out more about the XJR-15LM, I've seen photos of two of them in Japan which won't help at all. Your picture of the green one is another new one I think. Apparently they've got 7.4 litre engines with more than 700bhp.

    I have a lead on race number #7, it's just whether I can really bring myself to start emailing former owners and so on, it looks like race number #17 was the same car as well.

    I'd love any more photos you've got, can never have too many photos of the XJR-15 eh?
  2. This twigged something in my mind.

    I remembered seeing this at the start of my search. The owner of 050 had posted it on a different site.

    1 TWR test car
    3 Force India Owners Collection
    4 Race car - Bonhams 2002
    6 In the US
    10 Road car, sold by Christies in 2001
    16 Road car in the UK
    20 Race car
    22 Race car, run by JD Classics in 2002/2003
    27 Race Car - Christies 1999
    37 Race car - RM Auctions in 2003
    40 Brooks 2000, had engine fire
    41 Christies 2001
    47 Race car, currently for sale in the UK
    49 Road car, sold by RM in May 2010
    50 Road car, now UK registered, prior road registration in Germany

    He has #040 down as a Brooks sold car, but in 2000 not 1999, any chance they could be the same? Some of the info there contradicts what I found afterwards, so maybe the year is wrong and it's the right car.

    Interesting that it had an engine fire.
  3. #28 basman007, Sep 30, 2010
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    Well if you know some Japanese, you could ask this guy:
  4. unorganized pics
  5. >>

    with the F1 in it should be ZAZ
    H109 HTA looks like it could be Goodwood 2007
    The one with all the Ferrari's is located at Miura Shoji's place.
    The 11th one looks like it was taken at Light Auto
  6. #32 Peloton25, Sep 30, 2010
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    In fact it probably was 2000 - Brooks acquired Bonhams in 2000, changing the name to "Bonhams & Brooks" so I was tempted to think that this was their 1999 auction since the signs still say "Brooks". Maybe they merged after this auction occurred or just didn't rebrand everything right away?

    Speaking of auctions, here's one shot I have taken at a Christies auction - EXIF says this was 8/16/2001. Again, no clue which car.


    EDIT: Apparently this is chassis 010 - sold for $179,000

  7. #33 F1GTRUeno, Sep 30, 2010
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    The thread I started on PistonHeads has come up trumps already.

    <A HREF="http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u= http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/139131615&ei=e_BqTMD-KIOQjAeq1rx_&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CE8Q7gEwCTgU&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dxjr%2B15%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbo%3D1%26rlz%3D1T4GZAZ_enGB360GB360%26tbs%3Dqdr:w%26prmd%3Div TARGET="_new">http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u= <A HREF="http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/139131615&ei=e_BqTMD-KIOQjAeq1rx_&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CE8Q7gEwCTgU&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dxjr%2B15%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbo%3D1%26rlz%3D1T4GZAZ_enGB360GB360%26tbs%3Dqdr:w%26prmd%3Div</A>" TARGET="_new">http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/139131615&ei=e_BqTMD-KIOQjAeq1rx_&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CE8Q7gEwCTgU&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dxjr%2B15%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbo%3D1%26rlz%3D1T4GZAZ_enGB360GB360%26tbs%3Dqdr:w%26prmd%3Div</A></A>

    Chassis 035 was for sale recently in Japan, practically brand new. Looks like a race version with the tow hook in the front grille.
  8. This is a Dutch one. There were higher res images, but I can't find them anymore. Owner also has an XJ220 and Jag & Aston Estate. I'd love to know where they are <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  9. #35 Peloton25, Sep 30, 2010
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    Your link there for 035 is kind of a mess - here's the page by itself and then someone can translate it if they want to:


    Meanwhile here's more detail on 010 when it was auctioned. The writer does make one mistake in his comparison to the XJ220 stating that it has lift-up doors similar to a Mercedes Gullwing whereas the XJR-15 has conventional doors. I'm not sure what XJ220 he was thinking of, because as most of us know both cars have conventional doors.

  10. #36 basman007, Sep 30, 2010
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    Allready flaunting it on PH I see. nah jk <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A>
  11. #37 basman007, Sep 30, 2010
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    back in the day I thought that was #9. Never knew I close I was <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  12. #38 F1GTRUeno, Sep 30, 2010
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    Now that an interesting one. It wears the same number plate as 016 had at some point in it's life.

    I ran J320BJN through the DVLA the check for any details and it's not on the database anymore.

    Camera trick/lighting or is that a darker colour than the other blue ones?

    Similarly this one looks darker, and has clear indicators instead of orange ones as well.


    I can't seem to find any record of that car being for sale in Spain though so have no idea which one it is.

    Erik - Cheers for finding the original link.
  13. I'll let you add those :D
  14. #40 basman007, Sep 30, 2010
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    well, if it wears the same plates, it probably is 016. since it's a racecar it isnt registered in the netherlands..
    and i think its the standard blue color.
  15. #41 F1GTRUeno, Sep 30, 2010
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  16. Here's one that was listed on Ebay back in 2001 - no idea which car, but it's blue so maybe that won't help identify it. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

  17. H109 HTA is supposed to be #031.

    Originally a Japanese car. Now in the UK, last spotted at the Jaguar Classic at Silverstone 2009 I think.

  18. #44 Peloton25, Sep 30, 2010
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  19. #45 Peloton25, Sep 30, 2010
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    Are there any real photos of this yellow one seen in Japan? Video is usually more prized than photos these days, but with the rain and the poor encoding quality this is a pretty crappy vid.

    I made some equally crappy screenshots anyway.

  20. Yup im the same Alan from the fchat thread, i'll post some of my pics when i have the time, cheers for now <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  21. #47 Peloton25, Sep 30, 2010
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    Just found this one in Japan - appears to be for sale and a unique gunmetal grey or black paint color.


    The important part of the ad - Chassis number 024 <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>

  22. Random car in Japan with its engine cover removed.

    Also pics of an LM painted in white. Some relation to the Tokai LMP car perhaps?

  23. Speaking of the Tokai LMP car - here are more great photos you may have already seen.

  24. #50 F1GTRUeno, Sep 30, 2010
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    Excellent stuff Erik!

    How on earth are you managing to find this Japanese stuff? :D

    I think that last white XJR LM photo was the one I'd seen, on a Yahoo blog, didn't save it though so cheers for those pics as well.

    Would be handy if there were a way of tracking Japanese number plates for the car with the engine cover removed, or if we had anyone at all in Japan to help us.

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