Lot 223 - 1990 12947 XJR TWR 4.0 Sport
|Odometer reading||96,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
Jaguarsport was formed as a partnership between TWR and Jaguar and after TWR modified the XK40, the Jaguar XJR was the result. The 24-valve DOHC 4.0 litre (3980cc) version replaced the 3.6 litre AJ6 engine in 1989. It featured a longer 102mm stroke and generated 245hp. The first XJR, the 3.6 litre, had extensive appearance changes coupled with stiffer suspension, anti-roll bar/links and a limited slip differential but no performance enhancements. Interior-wise it included special stitching; 'sport' or 'XJR' embossed front headrests, and Jaguarsport speedometer labels and tread-plates. The 1990 XJR's had the upgraded four litre engine with the old style body-kits. The XJR 4.0 litre from 1990 onwards had all of the XJR 3.6 handling upgrades and benefits from engine enhancements such as high lift cams, improved double plenum inlet manifold and a compression ratio of 9.75:1. After being produced they were sent directly to TWR in Coventry to be modified.
This ex-demonstrator XJR was first supplied to Stratstone in Mayfair. They used the car for seven months before selling it to Westminster Oil & Gas Ltd of St James who kept the car until selling it in the mid 2000's. This Jaguar XJR has a full service history up to August 2011 by which time the car had covered 91,000 miles and is finished in dark blue with beige leather seats piped in blue. Fitted with all the usual refinements, this XJR Sport is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in August 2014, a number of old MoT test certificates and the original hand book pack containing the fully stamped service record book and all the information cards including the Jaguar Driver's Card. This is an excellent example of the Jaguar marque and is tremendous value for the price. Guide: £3,000 - £4,000
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