Could be right, I think it was early 90's I was offered one. I could be wrong but I think an XR3i was about £11/12k at a the time.IIRC 13k for road car late 90's ?
Not many people wanted them at the time, they were blisteringly fast but pretty crude in every other aspect than the mechanicals. All the exotic bodywork was pop riveted on as I remember and I don't think it was even painted.
There was a few about for sale at the time and nobody was buying.