1988 Jaguar XJR-9
Offered by RM Auctions | Amelia Island, Florida | March 14, 2015
We’ve featured other members of Jaguar’s legendary XJR race car line in previous posts. Here is yet another. It’s an XJR-9, the fifth in the line of awesome race cars that Jag produced in the late 1980s through the early 1990s. The XJR-9 was the first of the series that was intended for both the World Sportscar Championship (Group C) as well as IMSA GTP.
This car is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 making an estimated 670 horsepower. This particular chassis is a successful one with its competition history including:
- 1988 24 Hours of Daytona – 26th (with Jan Lammers, Danny Sullivan, and Davy Jones)
- 1988 12 Hours of Sebring – 7th (with Lammers, Sullivan, Jones, and John Neilson)
- 1989 24 Hours of Daytona – 2nd (with Lammers, Neilson, Price Cobb, and Andy Wallace)
- 1989 12 Hours of Sebring – 2nd (with Neilson and Cobb)
- 1990 24 Hours of Daytona – 1st (with Jones, Lammers, and Wallace)
- 1990 12 Hours of Sebring – 3rd (with Jones, Lammers, and Wallace)
So there you have it – this is the winner of the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona. It was a successful Tom Walkinshaw Racing team car for its entire racing life. It remained in the TWR museum until 2003 and was restored in 2006. The Castrol livery is a really good racing livery. Read more here and see more from this sale here.
Update: Sold $2,145,000.