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For Sale: Group A Tom Walkinshaw Racing 1984 Jaguar XJS

Submitted by on April 17, 2019

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

Images via Duncan Hamilton ROFGO

This 1984 Group A Jaguar XJS is one of seven built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing to compete in the European Touring Car Championship’s Group A competition. It and all of its thunderous V12 power is up for sale at Duncan Hamilton ROFGO.

The car, chassis TWR JC84A005, debuted late in the 1984 European Touring Car Championship at Zolder. It was driven by Win Percy and Chuck Nicholson, who qualified in third only to be forced out of the race when the water pump failed.

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

That year it would also race at Mugello, where Percy was joined by Martin Brundle. The team put the car on pole position, but a puncture sent them off the track and out of the race.

The Jaguar claimed its first win during the 1984 Macau Grand Prix, where Group A cars ran in support of the Formula Three race. There, it was run in JPS colours and driven by Tom Walkinshaw from pole position to the race win.

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

Its globe trotting career also took it to Bathurst, with Jeff Allam and Ron Dickson piloting it during the 1985 James Hardie 1000. TWR ran three XJSs in the race, and would put on a dominating show.

Allam helped team boss Walkinshaw lock out the front row, claiming second in the iconic Hardies Heroes. While an engine problem knocked our car out of contention, the XJS driven by John Goss and Armin Hahne would go on to win, with Walkinshaw and Percy taking third.

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

The Jag would also compete in Japan and finished its period career in New Zealand, with Percy and Hahne taking it to second overall when the Group A cars took to Pukekohe for the non-championship Pukekohe 500.

The car is one of just four remaining genuine TWR XJS Group A machines. It’s in race-ready condition, and will be sold with a set of tools and parts to suit. For more details, head to┬áDuncan Hamilton ROFGO’s website here.

Images & history via Duncan Hamilton ROFGO

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

1984 Jaguar XJS Tom Walkinshaw Racing Group A

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