Tempe, AZ (PressExposure) November 03, 2006 -- The Jaguar XJR is positioned to take a special spot in car enthusiast market. One of Europe's best secrets, the Jaguar XJR has the best of all criteria used by the industry's top investors in the collector car market, poised to score where most other European autos have yet to breakthrough.
"In the car collector world, European cars never seem to have the same value or collector status of famous American cars unless you go back about 50 years. The keys are always rarity, popularity and reliability. But for the best investment potential, you have to be able to find a car that is selling below its' competitive market. Americans love raw torque and this is why Big Block V8's dominate the Muscle Car market. The Jaguar XJR has both, a V8 and a supercharger, plus they are extremely rare, very reliable and are a bargain in the used car market place when compared to their competition", says Gino Niccoli a leading Classic Car Specialist in Tempe, AZ.
Gino Niccoli has spent almost 30 years studying, buying and selling classic cars. "Every generation looks back about 20 years to buy the cars that were coveted 'when they were growing up' and right now the hottest cars, with the best potential for appreciation are cars from the 80's. Few of these cars could match the performance of the Muscle Car era and this is part of why (Muscle Cars) continue to appreciate at a rapid rate. The cars from the 90's hold the best future potential for the X-Gen and above because they are the first cars to provide a full level of modern conveniences with the performance of old", says Mr. Niccoli who believes 90's cars, including the Jaguar XJR, may be the 'buy it now' of modern cars. American cars have always dominated this market, but Mr. Niccoli believes cars like the Jaguar XJR, BMW M cars and the AMG Mercedes may change this trend. The Jaguar XJR began production in 1995 with a supercharged, in-line six, but in 1998 they produced a supercharged, all aluminum, 32 valve 4.0 liter V8 making 370hp. Built on the popular XJ platform, this car is today one of the fastest production, 4-door sedans ever made. Less than 4,000 per year were ever built worldwide. For the last 8 years, the Jaguar XJR has ranked in the top 5 for reliability by J.D. Power and Associates. The Jaguar XJ sedans have been built for more than 40 years and the XJR has been in continuous production for more than a decade.