CHASSIS NUMBER: 005
In late 1981 Tom Wilkinshaw Racing (TWR) was involved in an evaluation programme for Jaguar Cars after secret meetings at the famous Browns Lane headquarters in Coventry. These meetings centred on the proposal by Tom Wilkinshaw to run a team of XJS’s in the new Group A regulations of 1982 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). TWR were seen at that time as both the largest and most successful touring car team in Britain.
Over the course of three years TWR built seven Group A Jaguar XJS race cars with our car being chassis TWR JC 84A005. The car made its competition debut in 1984 at Zolder where it was driven by Win Percy and team co-owner Chuck Nicholson. The 1984 season included races at Mugello and Bathurst and Macau.
Just three weeks after the 1984 Bathurst 1000km the car was hastily painted in the famous JPS black and gold livery and shipped to Macau where Wilkinshaw took the car to victory in the Group A race supporting the famous annual Macau GP for Formula 3 cars, long considered the launch pad of many Formula 1 careers including Ayrton Senna.
The car remains race ready and one of only 4 genuine TWR XJS Group A cars in existence. It has been maintained regardless of cost and in recent times has been taken up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed by Martin Brundle and has been a front-runner in the MRL Historic Touring Cars series. It would also be a potential winner in Peter Auto's HTC, and comes with a fabulous spares package.
Zolder - DNF - Nicholson, Percy (3rd on the grid, water pump failure in race)
Mugello - DNF - Percy, Brundle (POLE position, puncture in race)
Macau GP – POLE and 1st OVERALL - Walkinshaw (the car was repainted in John Player Special colours for the race)
Bathurst - DNF - Allam, Dickson (2nd on the grid, engine problem in the race)
Fuji - DNF - Walkinshaw, Percy (POLE, oil pressure in race)
Wellington NZ – DNF – Walkinshaw, Percy (diff)
Pukekohe NZ – 2nd overall – Percy, Hahne (3rd in Qualifying, 2nd overall in race)
- Dedicated tool box full of specific XJS TWR parts, running equipment.
- 18 wheels
- Crate full of engine parts (complete engine +)
- 105db Exhaust
- Water-cooled brake assembly
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