Two historic Jaguar endurance racing cars—the XJR-6 and XJ220-C—will be sold at auction in London on Dec. 1.
Auction consignor Bonhams will sell the two vehicles at its “The Bond Street Sale” event alongside a series of other vehicles, some of which are also former racing cars.
Another of Jaguar’s endurance race cars that history never quite acknowledged was the XJ220-C, derived from Jaguar’s XJ220 halo car. It won the IMSA GT class at the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans but was disqualified for not running catalytic converters, despite being approved in tech inspection. Jaguar won its appeal against the ruling, but due to a technicality, the XJ220-C remained disqualified, its crown stolen.
The XJ220-Cs returned in 1995, but with the debut of the world-beating McLaren F1, they stood no chance of winning outright, even had they finished—both cars retired.
Jaguar also manufactured a set of road-legal XJ220-Cs called the XJ220-S, but this being a “-C” model means it’ll be confined to racetracks. Given that’s where the XJ220-C is in its element, that’s no disappointment.
Both cars are predicted by Bonhams to see a hammer price between $2.9 and $3.7 million individually. If you’re a multimillionaire with a penchant for classic Jags, get that plane ticket to London ready by Dec. 1 when these roll across the auction block.
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