Race Car for sale – 1988 Jaguar XJR-9
This 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions’s Amelia Island event that is running on March 14, 2015.
From the lot listing for this Jaguar Le Mans Race Car for sale:
Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, push-rod actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil springs, and four-wheel AP Racing four-pot calipers with 13-inch cast-iron disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106.7 in.
- Winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1990
- Placed 2nd overall at seven IMSA events, including the 1989 24 Hours of Daytona
- Podium finishes at the 1989 and 1990 12 Hours of Sebring
- The sole remaining example of two purpose-built, IMSA-specification XJR-9s ever built
- Presented in truly stunning condition; restored and maintained regardless of cost
- Fantastic, fully detailed history and memorabilia included with the sale
- Extensive available spares and back-up support for this model
The Jaguar XJR-9 is a sports-prototype race car built by Jaguar for both FIA Group C and IMSA Camel GTP racing, debuting at the 1988 24 Hours of Daytona.
An evolution of the design for the XJR-8, the XJR-9 was designed by Tony Southgate and built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and featured a Jaguar 7.0-litre V12 based on the production 5.3-litre engine as used in the Jaguar XJS road car. A variant of the XJR-9, the XJR-9LM, would be developed specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the requirement for high straight line speeds on the Mulsanne straight necessitated a low-drag aerodynamic package.
PRICE: Auction Estimate – $3,000,000 – $5,000,000
Check out the auction Lot information at rmauctions.com.
Sold for $2,145,000