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STUNNING XJ220 on ebay!

Discussion in 'British' started by SefacHotRodder, Sep 12, 2004.

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  2. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    Impressive car!
     
  3. SupercarFreak

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    fantastic color, really can't stand silver supercars...
    a bargain too
     
  4. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    I can't believe how cheap these go for now days.
    This is great I just read it on the Ebay listing.

    "A real 212 MPH machine...takes a lot of balls, I haven't tried it. "
     
  5. McLaren_boy

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    Wow, that's damn cheap...a genuine supercar for only $190K..
     
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  7. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    Yea i saw that, funny. At least he's honest...
     
  8. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes the car is awesome. It is the "hypercar" bargain. He did not mention maintainance. I wanted one. I started to negotiate. I did not think I could get it, for as close as I thought. We were close. I then decided it would be wise to check into the maintainance schedules and fees for the car. - That WAS a wise thing to look into. I have discussed this before.

    Check the maintainance. F and L cars are cheap to maintain in comparison to the Xj.



    - Otherwise it "is" the hypercar bargain. I love the back of the car. It looks like a rocketship.
     
  9. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Wow I forgot how wonderful those lines are them.

    Too bad today sportscars are fat porky and tall.
     
  10. Chelle

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    Well I'm high bidder.. any thoughts on who to talk to to get EPA cert and be able to use it?
    Thoughts on what I should expect the reserve to be?
    thanx,
    Chelle
     
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  12. teak360

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    There's a guy in Indiana that did the research to federalize the first XJ220 into the states under the Show and Display law. He knows the cars and what it takes to federalize ( PM me if you want his name and number). Probably close to $30,000 to do it right. If the car hasn't had the engine upgrades, the brake upgrades, the fuel bladder replacement, the clutch done, etc. etc. your looking at at least another $25,000.
    My partner has seen this particular car and said it was kind of rough. It was a Fast Masters car and they took a beating. Figure $15,000 plus to get the cosmetics back to where they should be.
    Regarding maintenance, Ralph's post was right. The maintenance costs will eat you alive if you really drive them.
    That said I love the cars and plan on getting one someday. I am surprised that they have reversed there upward trend and been depriciating again recently. Now I don't think we have seen the bottom price-wise.
    I think this car is a buy at $125,000. Otherwise I would wait.
     
  13. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Chelle
    I met the guy selling this car at Monterey and he seemed like a straight shooter. I'd give him a call. Tell him the guy with the P4 sent you.
    Best
     
  14. RacerX_GTO

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    Michelle getting the XJ220? Wooohooo! :)
     
  15. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I offered 165K for the Symbolic Car. That is close to Diablo territory. Of course the 220 is soooo much more exotic than the Diablo. We were just inching towards each other. The salesman told me he could probably get it done for 175K. It was silver with very low miles. One owner with documentation and services. I was fired up. A light went off !!!!! I then called Norwoods in Dallas. I spoke to one of the technicians who worked on the car. They had done some work on a New Orleans car.


    The maintainance is a ton. Just don't be bothered by "typical" 16K+ service invoices. 25K for a used transmission. Car has to be taken completly apart to replace the fuel cells/bags. Oh there is more. Heck I say skip it, and just purchase a flyable Mig-21.


    Chelle: I want a ride if....... and you have to lay the hammer down !!!
     
  16. Chelle

    Chelle Formula 3

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    Thanx all of you for the feedback,
    If this one goes too high there is one same color on carclassic.com with fewer miles and about the same price as the buy it now.... since neither has been cleared for road use yet I guess either one will take the same amount of work - I dug though my stuff at home and got the issue of autoweek out that describes how the guy in Indiana did it - so one way or another I just may do this. I have a decent offer one of my cars that if I accept would allow me to do this (and give me the garage space).
    Ralph, anyone who knows me well knows I have no problem taking people for rides or just letting them drive... we're supposed to enjoy these cars anyway - not live in fear of anyone touching them.. :) they are just high end toys.. and should be seen, driven, and shared... personally I'd get a big kick out of a professional driver showing me what anything I own is capable of
    Chelle
     
  17. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Chelle GOOD LUCK. We ALL want you to get one. Be CAREFUL. REMEMBER - It HAS to be a hard car to move.
     
  18. aventino

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    There is a Jaguar crowd in the UK, Don Law that looks after a lot of them. They also do a brake upgrade and from memory the cars have a problem with engine fires, anyway, Classic & Sportscar magazine did a buyers guide/article on the 220 a little while ago. These cars really need miles under the belt and suffer badly if they have been garage queens. Don Law calls it recommisioning them, to give you an idea how much work is required to get one back on the road if it's been sitting.
     
  19. millemiglia

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    Too bad they didn't fill that engine room with a V10 or V12, god knows there's room for one...

    Impressive stats though, 542 HP from 3,5 litre!

    /Peter
     
  20. teak360

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    One of the problems with a V12 is that it DIDN'T fit. The already big car
    was almost a foot longer with it as I remember. There was also a weight penalty.

    If they could have made the V12 work well the cars would be worth 3 or 4 times what they are now.
     

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