- All photos credits: Bonhams

You can now buy this Le Mans winning Jaguar XJ220C

Providing that is you have enormously deep pockets, and a private racetrack

2y ago

If spending an obscene amount of money on something like a Bugatti or Koenigsegg seems just a bit too inside-the-box for you, then you could always direct your eye-watering wealth to something like this: a Jaguar XJ220C that won Le Mans...sort of!

Back in 1993, this car came first in the GT class category after 24 hours of non-stop racing. Unfortunately however, it was later disqualified for not having any catalytic converters. I know what you’re thinking: the noise must’ve been ungodly!

Still wearing the same livery as it did when it crossed the finish line all those years ago, this Jag was piloted by John Nielsen, David Brabham, and David Coulthard. It took a whole month for it to be officially disqualified - but it you ask me, you can still refer to it as a winner.

While it may not possess the ability to travel on the road - albeit, within the limits of the law - it’s still a magnificent purchase for someone. Coming up for sale next month at Bonhams’ Bond Street sale, it’s expected to reach a price of between £2.2-2.8million when the gavel finally slams down. And if you can afford to spend that on a car that can’t be drive on the road, I’d like to be your new best friend.

But what do you guys think of this? Would you buy it if you had the means, or does it not appeal to you? Let me know in the comments.

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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Comments (5)

  • I'm going to start a charity that accepts donations in the form of cars. Future owner of this machine please contact me to make a donation.

    Benefactors: Me.

      2 years ago
  • I would buy this in a heartbeat if I could. It would forn part of a collection that would include a McLaren F1 GTR, Ferrari F40LM, Ferrari P4, Porsche LM GT1, 917, 935, 962, FORD GT40....

      2 years ago
  • That disqualification was just straight bullshit. A prime example of French stoicness when it comes to the rules. 1982 comes to mind, when the Andrettis were banned from competing hours before the race because the scrutineers suddenly decided their Mirage M12 had the oil cooler in the wrong place after having approved it before.

      2 years ago
  • Being disqualified for not having catalytic converters must have been heartbreaking. Gorgeous livery.

      2 years ago
  • Just seen this yesterday at the Haynes museum. Can't believe it's going off to some rich Arab or Chinese bloke never to be seen again.............Blub

      2 years ago