The car, estimated to sell at between £200,000 and £220,000, returned to the UK in September 2002 and then became the property of flamboyant champagne dealer before moving on to the current owner.
Commenting on the stunning car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: “These incredibly rare cars are one of our favourite supercars of all time. This is a fantastic example with a great history and very low mileage. It’s such a stunning design that still looks good nearly 25 years on. Having been overlooked these cars are beginning to catch the attention of collectors across the globe and we predict that values will continue to climb over the coming years”
The car has now covered just less than 6,000 miles and is supported by MOT certificates dating back to 2002. ‘JAZ 220’ has recently had expert work completed by probably the UK’s leading authority on XJ220s, renowned specialists Don Law Racing of Staffordshire. This car has had little use over recent years, which is clear to see from its amazing condition.
Just 281 XJ220s were built over a three year period. With 0-60mph acceleration in a brutal 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 213mph the XJ220 was indisputably the fastest road car on the planet, albeit for a short period of time once the legendary McLaren F1 hit the roads. That could do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 241mph. Examples of those fetch upwards of £5million at auction these days...
For more information on the car please visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1994-jaguar-xj220.