Lot 317 - 1989 Jaguar XJ R-S TWR 5.3 V12
|Odometer reading||32,300 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
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 colors 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. 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 TWR Jaguarsport XJR-S 5.3 V12 automatic was fist registered in January 1989 and is finished in signal red with magnolia leather interior with red piping and walnut interior trim. Having had just four owners from new, this TWR has covered an extremely low 32,300 miles. This can be warranted by the extensive history file which also includes an impressive service record showing eight services by TWR Jaguar in Coventry until 1999 when Guy Salmon Jaguar took over care before more recent services by other Jaguar specialists. New rear brake calipers, pads and discs and new exhaust silencers are amongst the works of note within the last 10,000 miles. This XJR-S with full TWR body styling comes with all the luxuries you would expect from such a coupé including electric lumbar support, heated seats and air conditioning together with all user manuals, books and invoices plus brochures from new. A rare opportunity to own such a low mileage example of Jaguar's celebration of Tom Walkinshaw's motorsport achievements with the marque.