1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 Coupe / 78-44 Vehicle Information

1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 photograph

1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 photograph

1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 photograph

1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 photograph

1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 photograph

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Coupe
Chassis #: 78-44
Engine #: XJS-003
Sold for $154,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $207,200 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
This 1978 Jaguar XJ-S was delivered from Jaguar Cars in Coventry, England, as an acid-dipped 'body-in-white' to Group 44's headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. The team, led by project manager Brian Fuerstenau and crew chief Lawton 'Lanky' Foushee, built it to campaign in the 1978 Trans-Am season. Group 44 president Bob Tullius drove it in all ten 1978 Category I Trans-Am meetings, winning seven, with one second and one third. The final event of the 1978 season was called the Copa Mexico Trans-Am, held at the Ricardo Rodriguez Autodrome in Mexico City on November 5. Tullius finished in first place, clinching the Manufacturer's Title. Driver's Title had been secured after winning at Road America in September. Group 44 kept the car after the 1978 season.

The current owner was fortunate enough to acquire it from Bob Tullius in December of 2007, after 30 years in storage. The car appears exactly as it did after finishing the race in Mexico City.


2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $207,200

2013 RM Auctions - Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $154,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1978 sales)
1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 Trans-Am
Chassis#: 78-44
Sold for USD$207,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 image  1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 image  
1978 Jaguar XJ-S Group 44 Trans-Am Race Car
Chassis#: 78-44
Sold for USD$154,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 image  1978 Jaguar XJS Group 44 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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