Adam Carolla recently had his 1999 Jaguar XJR up for sale on Bring A Trailer and it sold for peanuts.
Bonafide car guy and all around comedian Adam Carolla recently put his beloved ’99 Jaguar XJR up for auction on Bring A Trailer. According to the auction listing earlier this week on Tuesday, it looks like the Jag sold for just $11,500. It looks like even though bidding was fast and furious (a total of 44 bids over a little over a week) the celebrity factor wasn’t enough to bring it a bit more cash. Check out a couple of photos of this beautiful British Racing Green example below.
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According to the ad, this particular XJR has been owned by the Carolla estate for more than 15 years so either Adam is the original owner or he bought this car when it was practically brand new. With 43,600 miles on the odometer, this isn’t your typical garage kept Jaguar with Carolla recounting many times he’s taken this car on jaunts around the Los Angeles area on his podcast and in interview.
Although this particular Jag is an automatic and with Carolla himself being a self-proclaimed “manual only” kind of guy, he admits in an interview with Motor Trend back in 2008 that his gig doing early morning radio day in and day out pushed him to get into something more comfortable for early commutes.
Whomever won the auction got a heck of a deal. When these XJRs were brand new, an advertised 370 HP and 387 lb-ft were what the supercharged V8 under the hood offered. Zero to 60 MPH came and went in just under 5.2 seconds and if you put your foot in it long enough you’d eventually hit the 155 MPH limiter.
According to Hemmings, which is the authority on used car prices when it comes to classics, Jaguar XJR’s of this year usually bring in around $12,500 with the lowest ones asking $11,900. It looks like if Adam had listed his Jaguar on any other site, he might’ve come out with a bit more cash.