Jaguar takes this opportunity to come back to racing, with its XJR series of prototypes including no less than 17 variants from 1984 to 1993. In competition with Nissan and Toyota, the new Big Cats will end the overwhelming supremacy of Porsche.
Success comes with the XJR-9, unveiled in January 1988 at the 24 Hours of Daytona which is with Le Mans the most prestigious competition of that time. One of the XJR-9 wins the race.
Less fortunate, another XJR-9 is ranked in 26th position. It will afterward enjoy a good race history in many prestigious competitions. Modified to the XJR-12 standard for the 1990 season, it won the 24 Hours of Daytona ahead of another XJR. This winning Jaguar is for sale by RM Auctions in Amelia Island on March 14, lot 160.
It is estimated between $ 3M and 5M. This very open price range marks the fact that outstanding cars of the 1980s are highly rare at auction. This one was maintained in a stunning condition.
I invite you to play the video shared by the auction house.