Luxury car aficionados will be able to take home one, or maybe even three, of Jaguar’s most iconic and beautiful sports cars.
This year’s Gulf Concours event will feature a line-up of classic and modern Jaguar Land Rover cars, including Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 1½ Roadster, the stunning Jaguar XJ220, Jaguar XE SV Project 8 – the most powerful Jaguar ever built the exclusive Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic and the new Jaguar F-TYPE.
Unlike the more than 50 other luxury automobiles on display, car lovers will be able to drive off in three of the unique Jaguar models: the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and the two fantastic examples of Jaguar’s sporting heritage, Jaguar E-Type and Jaguar XJ220, which are being shown by Jaguar Land Rover Classic.
All three Jaguar models available for sale, which will be on display on the lawns of the Burj Al Arab hotel from December 7-9, would make for fantastic additions to any serious car enthusiast’s collection.
The rare example of a Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 1½ Roadster comes with a £165,000 (AED 806,700) price tag. The 1968 model still features its original colour combination of Ascot fawn paint with black trim interior.
The two-seater E-Type might be almost 50 years old, but the car has only been driven a mere 17,761 miles (28,583 km) and has been expertly maintained since the day it rolled out of Jaguar’s factory.
‘Series 1½’ is an unofficial designation used when referring to E-Types produced from late 1967 to 1968. These cars were slightly modified to comply with safety legislation introduced in the USA, with the most obvious design difference being the lack of glass covers for the headlamps.
For another modern take on Jaguar’s sporting pedigree, car enthusiasts should look no further than the XJ220.
The brainchild of Chief Engineer Jim Randle, who originally planned to make a superfast road car which would feel at home both on the road and the racetrack, the first XJ220 concept was unveiled in 1988 purely as a demonstration of the abilities of Jaguar’s design and engineering team.
However, demand for the car was so great that the XJ220 was approved for production just a year later.
The XJ220 featured at Gulf Concours was manufactured on December 2, 1993, and is one of the last models to be built out of a total 277.With its classic Silverstone green paint work and sand stone interior trim, the Jaguar XJ220 is the very definition of classic British motoring style. The asking price for the XJ220 is available on request.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic is committed to preserving and restoring iconic vehicles in order to maintain the legacy of both brands for future generations of car enthusiasts to enjoy.
Expert engineers at the company’s state-of-the-art workshop facility carry out extensive restoration of vintage Jaguars and Land Rovers to return the vehicles to their former glory or to modify them to the exact specifications of customers. This can include future-proofing classic cars by converting their original petrol engines to modern electric and zero-emission powertrains.
A more modern addition to the Jaguar family and one of the latest high performance creations of the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, will also be available for sale at Gulf Concours.
Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar ever built with 600PS and capable of 322kmph. A super saloon built by the Special Vehicle Operations arm of the business with only 300 vehicles being manufactured, which makes it a true collector’s edition. The asking price for the car on display is AED 662,600.
In addition to the 3 vehicles available for sales, Jaguar Land Rover will also showcase the new F-TYPE 2.0 four-cylinder and the Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic.
Bruce Robertson, Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa said: “At Jaguar Land Rover we are immensely proud of our unique heritage and the beautiful, innovative vehicles for which we have become famous. This year at Gulf Concours we are delighted to offer collectors in the Middle East the opportunity to buy three unique Jaguar cars which are the heart and soul of Jaguar worldwide.”
Rory Heron, Director, Desert Gate Events LLC, the event’s owners and organisers, said: “This year’s Gulf Concours will feature an incredible selection of some of the best and rarest luxury vehicles ever made.
“The fact that this year car enthusiasts and collectors can take home three of the Jaguar cars displayed, adds an extra dimension to Gulf Concours.
“This is a rare chance to own a piece of automotive history and we are sure that the collectors and fans of fine automobiles who will be in attendance will be thrilled to have this fantastic opportunity. »
Admission to Gulf Concours is by invitation only. For more information, please visit: http://gulfconcours.ae/