Now available for acquisition is a highly uncommon 1991 Jaguar, boasting a mere 78 miles on the odometer.

An exceptionally rare modern Jaguar is currently available for purchase, as RM Sotheby’s has recently listed one of the 27 road-legal XJR-15 supercars for sale in California. The car’s rarity alone makes it noteworthy, but what’s even more remarkable is that this particular example has accumulated fewer than 100 miles on its odometer. The genesis of the XJR-15 can be traced back to Jaguar’s triumphs on the racetrack in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the XJR-9 and XJR-12, both constructed by Tom Wilkenshaw Racing, which secured victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988 and 1990. Inspired by these successes, the idea of a road-legal car influenced by these racing legends emerged, resulting in the creation of the XJR-15. Sporting a V-12 engine and a Peter Stevens-designed carbon fiber body, a first for a road car, the XJR-15 was produced by Jaguar Sport, a collaboration between the automaker and the racing team. Out of the 50 units built between 1990 and 1992, only 27 were homologated for street use. The XJR-15 currently available for sale, chassis no. 008, was manufactured in 1991 and is adorned in a stunning metallic blue hue complemented by a grey leather interior, retaining its original white Jaguar Sport decal along the windshield. Imported from Japan to the U.S. by its current owner in 2018, this particular model features a right-hand drive, consistent with its Japanese origins. Racing-style seats equipped with hardwired headsets ensure clear communication between driver and passenger, even amidst the roar of the vehicle’s 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine generating 450 horsepower and 420 ft-lbs of torque, transmitted to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox—a formidable power output during the early ’90s.

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