Lot 400 - 1991 Jaguar XJR-S by TWR
|Odometer reading||102,190 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
At the end of 1984, Tom Walkinshaw of TWR announced his intention to build a range of special XJS Coupés under the name TWR Sport and called it the XJR-S. A significant development had gone into the cars, aided by TWR's experience with European touring car XJ-S's they had raced for Jaguar. A wind tunnel was used to design the new GRP body kit which provided a 12% improvement coefficient.
Exterior brightwork was either painted satin black or finished to co-ordinate with the body colours and bodies were painted in a specific range of single tone or two tone schemes. The final external touch was the substitution of 8" x 18" Speedline alloy wheels fitted with Goodyear NCT Eagle tyres.
Internally the TWR cars benefitted from new seat covers with inlaid stitched panels of tweed, colour coded to match exterior paintwork and a specially designed leather trimmed four spoke steering wheel. Mechanically the buyer had the choice of either a conventional 3.6 litre six cylinder or a 5.3 litre V12 engine. Alternatively a well breathed on 6.0 litre V12 engine was available with a special long throw crankshaft, forged pistons and remapped electronics which took the car up to 380bhp and a top speed of 170mph.
This six litre example presents in extremely good order throughout. Supplied with a current MoT test certificate valid until November this year as well as a number of previous items. This very tidy example has formed part of an extensive private Jaguar-orientated collection for a number of years and is stored in an air-conditioned 'car-coon'. There are also receipts, the most recent being from Norman Motors, Jaguar/Daimler specialists and latterly, Stratstone, for servicing and repairs works. Hugely powerful and becoming very sought-after these days. Make no mistake, this is not just a body-kit, this is the correct full blown six-litre TWR version.
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