Just 271 Jaguar XJ220s were produced, and although production figures for the 200+ mph British supercar are known, production figures for this gold plated example are not…
The story goes that Gwilo, a gold plating company, collaborated with Maisto to produce a unique gold plated range of 1:18 scale diecast vehicles. However, midway through the job, money troubles led to their collapse. It’s not clear whether Gwilo were paid for the work.
Information is difficult to come across on the actual amount that Gwilo produced, but they do pop up for sale now and then.
The Maisto 1:18 scale Jaguar XJ220 is already excellent, and the addition of the gold plating makes this a lovely collectible. Presentation is superb. The car sits on a wooden plinth and has it’s own certificate of registration. A high quality dark green and gold presentation box completes the luxury package.
Overall, this is a superbly executed diecast, rare, unusual, and a must for your collection.
They sell for between £130 and £180
(We have one for sale – contact us for details)