1995 Jaguar XJR (X306)
Rare to find
supercharged 4.0 straight-six version showing just 76,131 miles; formerly owned
by Top Gear's "Hammond!!"
A rare find, few seem to remain of this supercharged XJR
X306 breed although some 6,547 were believed to have been built. Powered by the
venerable AJ16 4.0 straight six engine with the addition of an Eaton M90
supercharger with air-water intercooler the car produced a whopping 326bhp and
512NM of torque – quite the headline figures in the mid 90’s.
Supplied new in June 1995 by Caffyns of East Sussex to a
corporate owner, Netherwood Ltd it is finished in Jaguar’s classic racing green
with cream hide interior, dark wood trim and black dash top and centre console.
This super-saloon sits on a set of very attractive one-piece 17inch alloy wheels
reminiscent of the wheels that adorned Jaguar’s XJ220 super car and really set
This fine example comes to us from longer term ownership
and has covered just 76,131 miles. Unusually, the car has had two former keepers
of public fame, the previous owner was none other than Top Gears favourite short
man who likes a crash, Richard Hammond his name adorning a copy of an old V5.
The vendor was actually Hammond’s Chauffeur before retirement and used the XJR
for some years driving the star across the country before purchasing it when it
was replaced. The second owner was one HRH Prince Torki Bin M Bin Al Kabir, a
Saudi Prince and direct descendant of King Abdulaziz who owned the car for a
number of years.
Complimenting this Lot is a super history file which
includes the current V5C, copy old V5’s confirming the previous owners as
detailed above along with two owners booklets with manuals and service book
showing an impressive 15 stamps with all but one carried out by Caffyns Jaguar
the supplying main dealer plus one other, the last stamped by Surrey Jaguar
Centre in August 2011 at 55,000 miles. Invoices on file show regular maintenance
including new brakes all round in September 2015 at 73,000 miles along with new
back boxes in April 2014. Another shows £864 spent on a new cooler kit and PAS
hosing at 60,000 miles in 2013 and an automatic gearbox service at 56,000 miles
The XJR6 comes with an MOT valid until January 2021 with
no advisories recorded and two keys plus ten old MOT certificates to back up the
low mileage of this fine motorcar with strong