RM Amelia Island Preview – 1988 Jaguar XJR-9

xjr9It is fantastic to see a true icon of LMP1 racing design and achievement up for sale. This 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 is the only remaining example and even won the nearby 1990 Daytona 24-hour race almost exactly 25 years before it will go across the block for RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Florida in early March.

1988 Jaguar XJR-9xjr9

Amelia Island

14 March 2015

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

  • Chassis no. TWR-J12C-388
  • The sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA specification XJR-9s constructed, chassis 388 enjoyed huge record of success through 1988, 1989 and 1990

  • 2015 marks 25th anniversary of this actual car’s historic 1990 Daytona 24 hour victory in the hands of Jones/Lammers/Wallace

This Works Jaguar XJR-9, chassis 388, which won the Daytona 24 hours in 1990. #388 is the third of just three cars constructed for the 1988 IMSA GT Championship, run by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and the only remaining IMSA spec of just two XJR-9 chassis ever manufactured as purpose-built IMSA specification cars.xjr9

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