Jaguar BlackJag 2004 concept car up for saleWed, 28 May 2014
It's not often that a former auto show concept is offered for sale, mostly because of buzzkill stuff like government crash standards, emissions compliance documents and other boring paperwork. But it does happen from time to time, such as when General Motors sold off a chunk of its Heritage Collection -- though most of those cars were sold without titles, just on bills of sale, which prevents them from being registered for road use.
This week there is (allegedly) a 2004 Geneva motor show concept for sale -- a running concept car for that matter -- with a steep price to go along with it, as GTSpirit has discovered.
Back in 2004, Fuore Design from Spain exhibited the Jaguar-branded BlackJag concept in Geneva, powered by a 7.0-liter V10 engine that the company claimed produced 640 hp. According to Fuore Design, that gave it the ability to (theoretically) hit 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 210 mph. The car weighed just 2,976 pounds. Its exterior design inspired was to some degree by Formula One, as well as an earlier concept effort from Fuore which was shown at an auto show in Barcelona in 2003. The BlackJag generated some buzz at Geneva because it actually looked pretty good for the time, but as is usual with supercars created by small companies and tuners, it never reached production.
Fuore Design went out of business in 2007, leaving behind a number of concept cars including the BlackJag. It's now for sale on mobile.de, Germany's equivalent of eBay Motors, with the seller asking a cool 2.8 million Euros -- roughly $3,800,000 give or take a few thousand dollars.
According to the listing, the midengined concept car shows 0 kilometers on the odometer, and has a semi-automatic transmission. The listing also states that it produces 900 bhp and 600 lb-ft of torque, which is somewhat contrary to what Fuore originally stated in 2004. The estimated time of delivery is also listed at six months for some reason.
It's not exactly a confidence-inspiring listing, especially given the brevity of the post and the asking price...and the fact that it's on mobile.de instead of at world-recognized collector-car auction, where actual concept cars generally trade hands.
By Jay Ramey