A chance to own a pristine piece of Jaguar motorsport history at Monterey Car Week 2021.
Jaguar is known for its rich heritage in motorsports, with collectible examples becoming more desirable each day by collectors and enthusiasts. The 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 is one of those ‘must-have’ additions for a collection, as it stands tall against competitors from that era including the McLaren F1, Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, and Porsche GT1. RM Sotheby’s is proud to offer a pristine XJR-15 example during the Monterey Car Week auction. This example, chassis number 028, is one of the 27 cars to have been built for the road. Completed in 1991, the XJR-15 is finished in blue over a gray interior. The odometer displayed a mere 78 miles at the time of cataloging. It was imported into Japan when new and delivered to a prolific supercar collector. Chassis 028 was appreciated by its owner from a standstill, which explains the very low mileage and outstanding preservation, which is presented as the day it left the Jaguar Sport factory.
Imported into the United States in September 2019, chassis 028 is a highly original example of the model. With the weave of its’ carbon body panels readily visible in the paint, its carbon-fiber tub proudly on display below the windscreen, and its original three-piece OZ racing wheels, the exterior delights the senses and indicates the car’s astounding performance. The spirit of the exterior carries to the interior, where the car’s carbon fiber construction techniques are instantly apparent. Chassis number 028 features gray leather racing bucket seats, complete with intercom radio for race communications. Various Jaguar Sport and Tom Walkinshaw Racing logos on pieces of trim around the car give reminders of the XJR’s unique development. In 2021, this Jaguar XJR-15 received an extensive recommissioning from a model expert in the United States, records of which are available on file. One of just 27 road cars built, this low-mileage and impeccably presented example, benefitting from a recommissioning in 2021, is sure to be treasured by any discerning supercar or Jaguar collector.
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