Autoweek is running an article about RM Sotheby‘s upcoming Scottsdale, Arizona auction and nine cars to watch. What really caught our attention in this one is the inclusion of one of our favorite, but often overlooked, supercars – the Jaguar XJ220.
To quote Autoweek…
Jaguar’s technological masterpiece is getting to that stage when some of those who wanted them as kids now have the ability to buy them, whether they have to sell their houses to do it or not. The XJ220 had a complicated history, and like an impressive number of 1990s supercars it was conceived during an economic boom to arrive in their owners’ driveways a couple of years after a market crash. The recession of the early 1990s dealt a heavy blow to the XJ220 without killing it outright, though the car itself was in some ways a compromise. The controversy surrounding this model is long gone, and what remains is a 1990s legend, with most examples showing very modest mileage.
RM Sotheby’s will be offering one of two cars that are California emissions compliant (it’s a wonder there aren’t more given where collections are based), an example that shows a claimed 6,900 kilometers from new. This example has had a number of items serviced and replaced within the last 600 miles, the auction house advises, including the clutch, fuel pumps and timing belt, and is now ready for the auction block. This one’s estimated to bring between $425,000 and $500,000 on auction day.
Read more about the auction and the other cars up for grabs at http://autoweek.com/article/auctions/9-cars-watch-rm-sothebys-scottsdale-auction