1995 Jaguar XJR (X300)
Rare to find supercharged 4.0 straight-six version showing just 76,600 miles; formerly owned by Top Gear's "Hammond!!"
A rare find, few seem to remain of this supercharged XJR X300 breed although some 6,547 were built. Powered by the venerable AJ16 4.0 straight-six engine with the addition of an Eaton M90 supercharger with air-water intercooler the car produced a whopping 326bhp and 512NM of torque – quite the headline figures in the mid 90’s.
Supplied new in June 1995 by Caffyns of East Sussex to a corporate owner, Netherwood Ltd it is finished in Jaguar’s classic racing green with cream hide interior, dark wood trim and black dash top and centre console. This super-saloon sits on a set of very attractive one-piece 17inch alloy wheels reminiscent of the wheels that adorned Jaguar’s XJ220 super car and really set it off.
This fine example comes to us from longer term ownership and has covered just 76,131 miles. Unusually, the car has had two former keepers of public fame, the previous owner was none other than Top Gear's Richard Hammond, his name appearing on a copy of an old V5. The vendor was actually Hammond’s Chauffeur before retirement and used the XJR for some years driving the star across the country before purchasing it when it was replaced. The second owner was one HRH Prince Torki Bin M Bin Al Kabir, a Saudi Prince and direct descendant of King Abdulaziz who owned the car for a number of years.
Complimenting this Lot is a super history file which includes the current V5C, copy old V5’s confirming the previous owners as detailed above along with two owners booklets with manuals and service book showing an impressive 15 stamps with all but one carried out by Caffyns Jaguar the supplying main dealer plus one other, the last stamped by Surrey Jaguar Centre in August 2011 at 55,000 miles. Invoices on file show regular maintenance including new brakes all round in September 2015 at 73,000 miles along with new back boxes in April 2014. Another shows £864 spent on a new cooler kit and PAS hosing at 60,000 miles in 2013 and an automatic gearbox service at 56,000 miles in 2012.
The XJR6 comes with an MOT valid until October 2021 with no advisories recorded and two keys plus 11 old MOT certificates to back up the low mileage.
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