Ultra rare find

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HowMuchLonger

2,962 posts

171 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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Life Saab Itch said:
Does clothing give you qualifications or experience to work on cars?
Yes.

James Dean

1,285 posts

143 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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johninspain said:
What the fk is going on in here?

Poor QP.

Twincharged

1,846 posts

183 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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5potTurbo said:
A rarer find would be a post from the OP that makes sense the 1st time you read it?
Indeed.

While on the subject, why does your post have a question mark at the end?

Moley RUFC

3,466 posts

167 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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"This week I will be investigated gangs in Spain who ruin perfectly good Lambo's. Beats acting in Eastenders"


Edited by Moley RUFC on Wednesday 19th October 18:44

F1GTRUeno

5,475 posts

196 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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autofocus said:
Hi there,

If you mean this one: -



Then sorry but this is not an XJ220S, its a standard XJ220 with an 'S' front bumper.

There is at least one road going XJ220S in the UK and thats the Yellow one: -



The others are mainly overseas (in the USA I think) and were affectionately known as the 'Opal Fruit' cars













Not sure if any of the above may have been wrapped, resprayed etc as I cannot seem to find a record of exactly how many XJ220S's were built.

Certainly interested to find out more about the car that the OP has discovered.

Regards

Tim
Sorry to quote this again.

They made 5 overall to go along with the four racers.

The yellow one is still in the UK, still original.

The red one is in the Marconi museum in the US, still original.

Then the orange one is still around and still original I think.

The blue and green ones have been resprayed numerous times and modified with different wheels/lights etc. They were at one point silver and black but then one of them has been redone in a matte grey colour.

Then there's a dark green one that may have been resprayed with wasn't an original S.

Here's a photo gallery with the different chassis numbers in their original and then subsequent looks. Hasn't been updated for a bit but it's still a great little gallery. Thank basman007 (Sebas) who may very well be on here for these.

http://www.supercars.net/gallery/129612/1552/1.htm...

sjn2004

4,051 posts

215 months

Wednesday 19th October 2011
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James Dean said:
johninspain said:
What the fk is going on in here?

Poor QP.
Im was wondering what the deal was with this as well. Whats the name of the garage/tuner in this thread?

thanks

SW722

189 posts

137 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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F1GTRUeno said:
autofocus said:
Hi there,

If you mean this one: -



Then sorry but this is not an XJ220S, its a standard XJ220 with an 'S' front bumper.

There is at least one road going XJ220S in the UK and thats the Yellow one: -



The others are mainly overseas (in the USA I think) and were affectionately known as the 'Opal Fruit' cars













Not sure if any of the above may have been wrapped, resprayed etc as I cannot seem to find a record of exactly how many XJ220S's were built.

Certainly interested to find out more about the car that the OP has discovered.

Regards

Tim
Sorry to quote this again.

They made 5 overall to go along with the four racers.

The yellow one is still in the UK, still original.

The red one is in the Marconi museum in the US, still original.

Then the orange one is still around and still original I think.

The blue and green ones have been resprayed numerous times and modified with different wheels/lights etc. They were at one point silver and black but then one of them has been redone in a matte grey colour.

Then there's a dark green one that may have been resprayed with wasn't an original S.

Here's a photo gallery with the different chassis numbers in their original and then subsequent looks. Hasn't been updated for a bit but it's still a great little gallery. Thank basman007 (Sebas) who may very well be on here for these.

http://www.supercars.net/gallery/129612/1552/1.htm...
Also sorry to quote this again...again.

yes
But they actually made 6; 5 customer cars (#779, #784, #793, #802, #803) then Tom Walkinshaw's personal car (#801)
5 started out in bright colours (Yellow, Red, Orange, Baby Blue and Green - Opal Fruit Cars as Tim said) and Tom's in Dark Green (Which is also now the Matte Grey one), then it seems some owners got bored and changed the colours, lights, wheels etc. The only originals are the Orange, Yellow and Red. Max's white Gumballer is just a modded XJ220 with a S front end.

The full list which I've compiled, using everybody's info and ALOT of research:




1 - Chas. 779

CURRENT COLOUR: Orange
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Orange
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): n/a
MODIFICATIONS: none
CURRENT LOCATION: US






2 - Chas. 784
CURRENT COLOUR: Black
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Baby Blue
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): Baby Blue, Silver
MODIFICATIONS: Wheels, Lights
CURRENT LOCATION: California, US







3 - Chas. 793

CURRENT COLOUR: Red
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Red
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): n/a
MODIFICATIONS: none
CURRENT LOCATION: Marconi Automotive Museum, California, US






4 - Chas. 801 (Tom Walkinshaw's personal car, he had this commissioned, and it is the only non-Opal Fruit chassis made)

CURRENT COLOUR: Matte Grey
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Dark Green
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): Dark Green, Silver
MODIFICATIONS: Lights, Indicators, Wheels, Wing Mirrors
CURRENT LOCATION: Beverley Hills, California, US








5 - Chas. 802

CURRENT COLOUR: Silver
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Green
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): Green
MODIFICATIONS: Grilles, Wheels
CURRENT LOCATION: US







6 - Chas. 803

CURRENT COLOUR: Yellow
ORIGINAL COLOUR: Yellow
PREVIOUS COLOUR(S): n/a
MODIFICATIONS: At one point was seen with a black roof
CURRENT LOCATION: UK







JonnyFive

29,094 posts

167 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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So the one OP has a picture of is Walkinshaws car?

SW722

189 posts

137 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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Basically yes, it used to be his for a few years in the 90s.

Dr Boxcat

705 posts

147 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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I'm utterly in love with these Jags :-D

CampDavid

9,145 posts

176 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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I thought the yellow one was TWs car in the 90s. Car borrowed it off him to set the fastest lap of a UK circuit at Millbrook.

havoc

27,266 posts

213 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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Still looks monstrous. Wheels date it somewhat now, but WGAF - a properly iconic motor.

mrmr96

13,736 posts

182 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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Streetrod said:
Twin turbo Lambos are nothing new, a large number are running around the States:

Good for scaring mom's. (Gallardo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw-fgKuoiPA&fea...

wiliferus

3,911 posts

176 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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Am I the only one thinking "Dodgy Spanish cut and shut workshop"?

williamp

18,201 posts

251 months

Saturday 22nd October 2011
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great stuff on the XJ220. The prototype is for sale on ebay at the moment:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-XJ220-EXPERIMENTA...



Wasnt this one sold at auction during the Autosport show a few years back??