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Old 03-06-2012, 10:07 AM
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And that's why I think the truly great 'sleeper' Jaguar Supercar is the XJR15....Drop dead gorgeous Peter Stevens design (yeh the guy who penned the McLaren F1...) and it'll kill you soon as look at you, this fact (like the 427 Cobra) makes it a knee trembler for me, oh and the fact it's got a works TWR 6.1 V12 wailer!!!
Good luck trying to find an XJR15 for sale though. I think the last one I saw was about two years ago on Dupont Registry. Interestingly enough the price was about the same as the XJ220s at about $200K USD. At the time the XJR15s were offered to those customers who didn't get to buy an XJ220. This ticked off some of the early XJ220 owners since they wanted a V12. I have seen one or two wealthy Jaguar collectors who have one of each (lucky devils).
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I have 1993 XJ 220 #220725. Cool car but lots of work to maintain. Rob Law controls all parts and most of the knowledge about the car. As to value its hard to say what the future holds. BUT, I don't consider any car an investment. Service is a nightmare in the US. Dons solution is to ship the car to England. Not my preferred answer but.... I have heard anywhere from 13 to 32 in the US. Only know of 7 or so personally.

Jaguar Works service in Coventry UK.Ask for Paul Wadely.They still do Servicing and a few of us still use them.I know of a US car receiving an engine rebuild there at the moment.E mail me if number needed.
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I have an XJ220 in my care that I'm trying to repair. I think there are about 13 of them in the USA.

The car was never intended of the USA market so, as far as I know, none of the USA dealers rec'd training, tools, tech support, etc to service/repair them. Some of the dealers techs on this board can chime in on that, though.

There's a fellow in the UK, Don Law, who specializes in the XJ220. I think he has acccess to, or possibly legal ownership of, the factory tools, tech data, parts inventory, etc.

Right now I am waiting on information and software from Zytec to diagnose an engine management/running problem. I hope they can help but I reckon they washed their hands of the XJ220 ages ago.

A clutch failure on the same car was repaired by having a new hydraulic hose made up locally. That was easy... but I worry about getting it running right and future repairs.

I'll know more in the upcoming weeks, hopefully.

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I managed to get an interface box and cables from the guy who designed the electrical system on the car at TWR.Havnt had a go yet but need a very old laptop to run the software in DOS.
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hey everyone,
My dad and I were looking into getting a xj220 at some point in the next few years. Does anyone know where you would get a supercar like this serviced in the chicagoland area? Could you bring it to a normal Jaguar service area? Would they know how to service them? Does anyone have one, that they could tell me about what its like to own one? How much for serivce? What is the average price at auction for a really nice one?

I know Golz motors in Deerfield works on Ferraris. Don't know if they'd touch something this exotic though. Otherwise there is a Jaguar exclusive repair shop on highway 41 just north of 22 I believe. Those two places are probably your best bet short of sending it to England for repairs. Did you and and dad buy one yet?

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The XJ220 S was a real beast with about 680 hp or so. Here is one that listed for $295K although I don't know what it actually sold for. Depending on who you talk to, either 5 or 6 were built.

1993 Jaguar XJ220 S Serial Number 220779 - main page
I wonder if that is the factory color or someone painted it?

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Good luck trying to find an XJR15 for sale though. I think the last one I saw was about two years ago on Dupont Registry. Interestingly enough the price was about the same as the XJ220s at about $200K USD. At the time the XJR15s were offered to those customers who didn't get to buy an XJ220. This ticked off some of the early XJ220 owners since they wanted a V12. I have seen one or two wealthy Jaguar collectors who have one of each (lucky devils).

The XJR-15 was produced from 1990-1992. The XJ220 from 92-94. They for the most part were never sold concurrently. An XJ220 is still a faster car:

1990 Jaguar XJR-15:

450 HP

0-60 in 3.9 secs

top speed 191 mph

1992 XJ220 specs:

542 HP

0-60 3.6 secs

Top speed 217 mph

This is a "regular" XJ220 head to head with the 15. A 680 hp XJ220s would completely blow the doors off a 15.

This car was like original Bugatti Veyron. Delivering hyper-car performance but still comfortable enough to drive to the office everyday if you wanted to. It has a passenger seat and A/C.
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hey everyone,
My dad and I were looking into getting a xj220 at some point in the next few years. Does anyone know where you would get a supercar like this serviced in the chicagoland area? Could you bring it to a normal Jaguar service area? Would they know how to service them? Does anyone have one, that they could tell me about what its like to own one? How much for serivce? What is the average price at auction for a really nice one?
You should be really excited I know that I would be - the xj220 is an amazing car with a confused past. It received bad press because of the V6 - and I can understand why, it was supposed to have a 12. All that being said the V6 still puts out around 600 hp and weighs less. It's still screaming fast by todays standards. Listen to the newest Leno's Garage... He gives the xj220 great reviews. You're going to love it and have an awesome car that will continue to go up in price.
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