The Jaguar XJ220 is a forgotten supercar. This tends to happen when your automotive peers are the McLaren F1, Porsche 959, and Ferrari F40, but the XJ220 was no slouch with its 217-mph top speed and the ability to accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in 3.6-seconds. The XJ220’s objective stats are impressive and its styling was from the future, but releasing a supercar priced at $560,000 during a financial crisis will lead to abysmal sales and a tendency to be overlooked by history.
The Pick of the Day is a 1994 Jaguar XJ220 with 16 original miles listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Scotts Valley, CA. (Click the link to view the listing)
“Constructed on October 26th 1993, this XJ220 is number 223 of an approximately 281 handmade cars. It was ordered and delivered to JaguarSport Limited in Oxon, England,” the listing states. “The Jaguar was delivered on December 16, 1993 to the dealership then dispatched to the customer (Hartmut Flöter) on January 27, 1994 and brought to Switzerland on December 23, 1996.
“The XJ220 was displayed and not driven for the following 17 years. On October 29, 2015, Mr. Flöter sold the car to Mr. Zurich, who would also not drive or register the XJ220 during his ownership. In 2016, the Jaguar was sold to a collector in Germany, who was not able to ship the car due to customs regulations in their home country. 6 years later, the car was still located at the Lutziger Classic Cars facility until purchased and imported by Bruce Canepa in December of 2021.”
It’s powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that produced a factory-rated 542 hp when new, and its five-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. Judging by the photos in the listing the supercar is in pristine shape and looks brand new. The Silverstone Green exterior is flawless, and that condition carries over to the tan leather interior.
The listing price for this Jaguar is $1,000,000 and this lines up with the most recent XJ220 sold on the market. A 1993 XJ220 sold for $1.1 million at RM Sotheby’s London auction on November 5, 2022, but that example had 4,822 miles.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.