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Old 04-06-2010, 08:07 AM
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Unhappy Xj220 abandoned!!




Dusty supercar with little more than 500 miles on the clock snapped lying unloved in Middle East


XJ220 number 132 now...
If ever the phrase 'some viewers may find the following scenes disturbing' could apply in motoring journalism, it is now.
This forlorn-looking Jaguar XJ220 has been spotted looking rather wretched but with just 900km on the clock in Qatar by UAE-based motoring blog crankandpiston.com.
There are a lot of blanks in this story, but it seems that the car was originally sold by a Jaguar dealer in Dubai and was last spotted six years ago in Beirut looking shiny, handsome and well kept, before somehow ending up as this dusty, ignored travesty in Qatar.


...and the same car in happier days
How do we know all this? Apparently Mick Bramley, the photographer who snapped it works on 220s, and keeps a photographic record of the cars that pass through his hands, so imagine his surprise when this dusty wreck turned out to be none other than the very same XJ220 (number 132) he'd seen all those years ago in Beirut.
It's enough to make a grown man cry...





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Old 04-06-2010, 12:14 PM
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I am getting a strange feeling of Deja-Vu.

Good find. I've got a mate with an office in Qatar, apparently a car can become covered like this very quickly if the wind is right;-(

Cheers,
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Where's Dave the detailer!?! He'd flip if he saw this.
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I concur with all the comments about Dave's awesome work
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apparently a car can become covered like this very quickly if the wind is right;-(

Cheers,
You got that right. One good dust storm & it can easily look like that & much worse as the sand can peel the paint right off of it.


Also look at the ground the car is parked on. Just as dirty/dusty as the car.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:23 PM
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Where's Dave the detailer!?! He'd flip if he saw this.
Holy sandstorms, that thing is trashed! Only way to get that XJ220 back to normal is get it out of that country!

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I concur with all the comments about Dave's awesome work
Thank you so much for the kind compliments!
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Somebody ought to buy that thing and restore it..wow.
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Anybody heard about this car recently? is it still there? if it is id like to go pick it up and bring it to US, whoever abandoned that holy car is a heartless man and i am so pissed right now. Besides that cat doesn't belong to deserts anyway (if you know what im saying)
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It isn't unusual for Arab "princes" to buy extremely rare and expensive cars, drive them until they run out of gas or break down, and leave them there to rot. The problem with trying to "rescue" a vehicle like that is, #1 They won't talk to you. You are far to below them. #2 Taking the vehicle without permission is akin to stealing, punishable by death.
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It isn't unusual for Arab "princes" to buy extremely rare and expensive cars, drive them until they run out of gas or break down, and leave them there to rot. The problem with trying to "rescue" a vehicle like that is, #1 They won't talk to you. You are far to below them. #2 Taking the vehicle without permission is akin to stealing, punishable by death.
Stealing? i was trying to save it =) If i actually had an XJ220 I would sleep in it for the first 5 days of my ownership lol
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I'd sell my cars and my house to have an XJ220... a perfectly acceptable home that!
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YUP, that car is rough,, ill buy it $100. US
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YUP, that car is rough,, ill buy it $100. US
You wish. even a xj220 like that would go for 100 grand easy
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Money means nothing to them, so I'll up the bidding. I'll offer two perfectly good camels and my neighbors daughter as an even trade! I'll even arrange the shipping!
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Beautiful car.
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what a waste of a fine supercar. How many of us would like to have that and its wasting away. Shame.
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excess amonts of money does lead one into INSANITY!
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I wouldn't know, but I'm willing to give it a try!
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excess amonts of money does lead one into INSANITY!
Woof!
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Sorry gang, I realize I'm probably attacking a "sacred cow" here, but that's one ugly freakin' automobile.
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