Getting the XJ220 registered for New Zealand roads wasn’t all plain sailing. It was stuck at the funny adolescent stage as far as import regulations go — it wasn’t old enough to be considered a classic or new enough to meet emissions and frontal-impact standards. After several months of argy-bargy with the powers that be within New Zealand bureaucracy, the XJ220 finally had a number plate, the first it had ever worn, as its UK owner had never managed to make it to the post office. This obviously meant that the mileage was still low. Very low. Even at time of publication, this particular XJ220 still has fewer than 1000 miles (1609km) on the clock from new — and it shows. Although Don Law did spend some time giving it a once-over when it was in his possession, the car remains in original condition, and even sports the original battery (which wasn’t particularly kind following a long photo shoot in our studio, although I reckon push-starting an XJ220 is something not every motoring writer gets to do) and original tyres. The car is in pristine condition and gets rolled out for the occasional show or Jaguar car club event. Otherwise, the XJ lives a charmed life alongside a few of the owner’s fleet of other classics and moderns. While it is claimed that this is the only XJ220 in the country, we have heard rumours there is another squirrelled away somewhere. We’re always open to a chat, if someone has the inside scoop on this?