A 1993 Jaguar coupe brings home $630k
One out of 275 Jaguar XJ220 units has just been sold in Great Britain for a record-breaking amount of £460,000, which roughly translates into $630,000 USD.
The Bordeaux red car has only 613 km (381 miles) on the odometer despite being 28 years old, and has never been in an accident, the seller claims. It has also been stored in a warm and humidity-controlled garage, so its condition is as close to perfect as can be.
Interestingly enough, the starting price of the model in the distant year 1993 was even higher at £470,000. Adjusted for inflation, these figures would mean the new owner of the car paid less than a half of its original price this week. By the way, the previous price record for the XJ220 was £414,000.
The Jaguar XJ220 was produced in 1992–1994. It came equipped with a twin-turbo V6 that gave it 551 PS (543 hp / 405 kW) and 644 Nm (475 lb-ft) of torque. The theoretic top speed was 220 miles per hour, or 354 km/h – hence the model number. In reality, however, the fastest the model could achieve was 212.5 mph, or 342 km/h.
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