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1993 Jaguar XJ 220

$687,000
Sale Price
$500,000 - $600,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
5 March 2022
Sold Date
142
Lot Number
#2-
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. SAJJEAEX8AX220719. Spa Silver over Charcoal leather. 3498/542hp, Bridgestone tires, Alpine cassette, books, tools, first-aid kit.

Evaluation: Sold new in Germany. Showing 1130 km (702 miles). Small chip ahead of the right rear wheel. Light age on the engine. Odd, overbuffed-looking spot on the nose. Last represented service at Don Law was in 2016.

Bottom Line: Costly to own even by hypercar standards but still long undervalued relative to their performance, rarity and fastest car in the world status, XJ 220s have been on the way up. With this result, it looks like they’re still moving. Even though this is a less than perfect car finished in an unexciting color and likely overdue for a service, it’s the most expensive XJ 220 road car ever sold at auction.

by Andrew Newton
10 March 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
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Condition #4: Fair
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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