Lot 251 - 2006 Jaguar XJR Portfolio
|Odometer reading||69,100 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £13,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
Jaguar's long-standing commitment to creating beautiful, contemporary, fast cars was reinforced once again with the unveiling of the special edition 400bhp XJR Portfolio.
The Concept Eight was the first time that Jaguar had shown its new performance styling to the public and the reaction was so positive that many of its key design details, such as the eye-catching polished wheels, side power vents and Satin American Walnut trim, were soon to grace a special edition XJ produced for the USA and other key European and global markets. Both front and rear seats have variable heating and the driver's seat includes lumbar and cushion length power adjust with full memory function. To add to that unique performance feel, the XJR Portfolio also sports an aluminium J-gate gearlever surround and chrome and leather gearknob. The all-aluminium construction methods that Jaguar introduced with the latest generation XJ saloon in 2003 broke new ground in the volume automotive industry. Unlike other aluminium-bodied cars, the XJ family uses full stressed-skin monocoque construction including all the outer panels, is manufactured from aluminium. As a result, the XJR Portfolio is around 200kg lighter than before with significant benefits in performance, safety, economy and emissions performance. The XJR Portfolio's immense performance capabilities stem not just from its lightweight body but from its renowned 400bhp supercharged, 4.2-litre V8 engine. That excellent engine is matched by the superb six-speed ZF automatic transmission and gives an electronically limited maximum speed of 155mph and 0-60mph in exactly 5.0 seconds.
First registered on 7th December 2006, this fine example, currently with its fourth owner, boasts a detailed service history which includes work carried out at Perry’s Jaguar Huddersfield at 2,868 miles in December 2007 with further servicing at 6,153 miles in December 2008, 12,004 miles in November 2009, 20,680 miles in November 2010, 30,743 miles November 2011, 41,963 miles in November 2012, 50,871 miles October 2013, 57,766 miles in October 2014. Further servicing was then carried out by Grange Jaguar Swindon at 65,697 miles in January 2016 and has just been serviced at Prestwood Bosch Service Centre at 69,001 miles in July of this year. At the last service, the vendor confirms the brake pads and header tank were replaced and the air conditioning was re-gassed. Four new Pirelli P-Zero tyres were fitted at 68,062 miles with the current mileage showing 69,100 miles. The car comes with a current MoT test certificate at 68,108 miles carried out on 2nd March 2017 with no advisories. It comes complete with an owners book pack, a service book along with the press release pack and original sales brochure; with a limited production run of 100 cars for the UK, this is a fine example of a rare breed indeed and a fast appreciating classic.