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Old 01-18-2003, 04:48 PM   #46
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Well, I to would chose a Pagani Zonda, but they are significantly more money. But, if I were buying a new supercar in the 250K+ range, I would pick the Zonda. They are VERY fast, and very luxurious, aswell. And they are the most beautiful modern car, IMO.
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Old 01-19-2003, 04:01 AM   #47
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He was saying that he got his for 210k off a private sale. There is a new one on www.qv500.com for 312k ( ) and it has a price guide for second hand cars.
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Old 02-20-2003, 01:40 PM   #48
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Christian -- how do you know they weren't lying?

I would love to talk to a Zonda owner
Theres a japanese business man who has one, maybe you could write him an e-mail?
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:33 PM   #49
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real XJ220 owners

There really are a lot of us since 8/15/99 "show & display" law that allows legal use of car. Price has come way down with last 5-6 sold in US about 100 - $200K. It's a fantastic trip to the grocery store! As far as I know, no more "new" cars have been at Grange for quite some time though there are some very "low" mile cars for sale for the right price. Mine has under 6000 Km.
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Old 06-10-2003, 01:24 AM   #50
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Jag lover

Swoxy,
Sounds like you and your family have the Jaguar bug.I still have my early E-types when I was about your age (maybe a little older ;-)
The XJ220 is an extraordinary car, but quite honestly, the '74 E-type OTS is more fun (and more practical). Some of my friends bought the 220 as an investment and lost several $100K when market went soft. I made the same promise you did when Jag sports first talked about the XJ220 (it was supposed to be a 12 cylinder, 4 wheel drive) and waited 8 years. Good liuck.
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:59 PM   #51
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XJ220

Swoxy, I noticed you are online and thought I could answer some of your questions (if you have them) about my 220. I just posted avatar and have other pics/avi with engine sound at Jag Lovers web site.
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Old 06-11-2003, 06:02 PM   #52
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how does it feel to own a XJ220 benkc? lol
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Old 06-11-2003, 06:45 PM   #53
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Quite honestly, I have more FUN with my '74 E-type OTS ;-)
Much of what has been written in this thread is true, but:
AFAIK, there are NO more new ones available (the last 20 were shipped from UK ~2001. Most of these owners still keep in touch though some have sold their INVESTMENT. Mine was purchased for the love of the marque after almost investing in the original under Jag Sport 1990 when 50 "supercars" - V12, 4-wheel drive, carbon fiber, vertical doors, etc were to be produced and people lined up with $250K deposits for this $1M chance. It could NOT be produced (weight reasons among others) and Jag got sued -- and WON. When the laws changed in US (show & display) 8/99 many new cars sitting at Grange were shipped and passed ALL US tests. Autoweek ran cover story of "guy in Muncie IN" re these cars (IMHO -- excellent story and true). Last few cars (used ) have resold for between $120K - 240K. Still some used ones out there for sale. McLaren boasted of being FASTER. My car is certified at 220 MPH (0-100 KPH under 3.5 sec with hp well exceeding 560 as described in brouchures). I do get 25 MPG when laying off the turbos.

That was the good -- the bad: NO visibility; aluminum body; in spite of being cut down in size from the original 12 cylinder, it feels quite BIG.

The ugly -- NONE!
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:22 AM   #55
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very lucky, you know he is happy.
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Old 06-21-2003, 12:52 PM   #56
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Its nice to see some one here that owns a XJ220, but i dont understand why the people that own one dont ever drive them, if i had one id be all over the back mountain roads around my house.
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:26 PM   #57
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driving one

First, it is a comfortable car (quiet on inside, seats bolstered, great A/C) but there's always someone gawking or reaching over the aluminum body when I park. Second, MPG ~15-20) in city is very good but visibility sucks.

I do drive it to pick up kids and on the hilly roads but as I wrote, roadster is more fun.

There were only 20 new ones imported after laws changed 3 years ago and possibly only twice that used in entire US. One does not see them coming and going.
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XJ220

I have Mike Tyson's 1992 XJ220 available for purchase at $250,000 USD firm - car is in mint condition with 760 original miles - Dark Blue Metallic with grey interior - car sits in LA - call me if you are interested - 313-770-8453

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Old 07-17-2003, 02:02 PM   #59
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Gary,
Any ears or other body parts included?
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:52 PM   #60
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how to import one

Rather than pay $250K+ for one already in the US, how difficult and costly would it be to import an XJ220 and make it smog compliant? Also, since I live in Calif, it may be even tougher. I'm assuming it would come under the Show & Display exemption for pre-1996 cars, so only the smog changes would be required.

I am shooting for under $200,000 total costs, if that is feasible. Is this unrealistic? Or perhaps prices will come down and I need only wait.
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