The May 11 auction features a British car docket
Two Jaguar XJ220 supercars will grace the Silverstone Auctions British Marques and Classic Car sale next month.
The Jaguar XJ220 powered by a twin-turbo V6 was a world-beater in its 1990s heyday and set a record for the world’s fastest production car in 1992. The McLaren F1 would scoop the title up later that decade.
The two cars offered at the May 11 auction are a 1997 left-hand drive model with 12,700 miles and a 1995 right-hand drive model with just 700 miles.
The 1997 XJ220 is finished in Spa Silver and has received nearly $65,000 worth of restoration work, according to the catalog information, it. Jaguar Classic Works oversaw the restoration and every detail is documented with the car’s files.
The 1995 XJ220 it features a Le Mans Blue finish. The car was discovered in a private collection in Malaysia and was brought back to the UK for restoration. XJ220 experts at Don Law oversaw the work in 2015, which cost around $32,000.
Silverstone estimates th e 1997 XJ220 will sell for as much as $452,000, while the 1995 model should fetch up to $484,000.
If those prices are eye-watering, the event will include many other British cars, and lots of Jaguar models, specifically. Among the highlights are a handful of Jaguar E-Type models, including a 1973 V12 Series 3 roadster with a manual transmission. The car underwent a four-year restoration that was completed in the early 2000s, the catalog says. It’s estimated value is as much as $129,000.
A 1994 Jaguar XJS convertible is more modern and attainable. It was with the original owner for 21 years and shows only 14,700 miles. Silverstone estimates it will sell for $32,000.
The auction will take place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, England.