Jaguar XJ13 recreation by TWR (1955)

£119,950

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The Jaguar XJ13 was a one off sports prototype, which Jaguar's racecar division came out of retirement to produce in 1965. The XJ13 was designed to go head to head with Ferrari and Ford in an attempt to end the competitions dominance at Le Mans and put Jaguar back on the winner’s podium. In 1967 the car was extensively tested at MIRA proving ground, after some mechanical and handling issues had been ironed out the XJ13 completed a lap of the the No 1 circuit in 62.8 seconds at 161.6 mph. For many years this impressive achievement remained in the Guinness Book Of Records as the highest speed recorded for a lap of an enclosed British circuit. Soon after the rules are changed at Le Mans and cars with engines of more than 3000cc are banned from the race rendering the XJ13 obsolete before it competes in a single race. In anticipation of Jaguars launch of their first production V12 in the E-type it was decided that a short film of the XJ13 would "spice up" proceedings. With this in mind Jaguar returned the XJ13 to MIRA where Norman Dewis took to the wheel so that they may capture some suitable footage. On the final lap of the banked circuit one of the rear wheels disintegrates and the XJ13 bounces off the safety fence and rolls end over end into the ploughed infield. Dewis walked away unhurt, a fine tribute to the inherent strength of the monocoque chassis design. Two years after the accident Jaguar painstakingly rebuilt the car and it has remained on display with them up until the present day.

The Jaguar XJ13 offered here at Hofmann's is a TWR (Trevor Williams Racing) completed in 2012 taking the identity of its 1955 donor. There was no expense spared in pursuit of a highly accurate replica of the infamous Jaguar. Using “The Sports Car” factory chassis and bodywork.A fully rebuilt and balanced Jaguar 6.3 litre engine producing 375bhp with 450ft/lb torque powers this stunning example. TWRR designed electronic fuel injection system with KMS EUC, full flow ceramic coated; titanium lava wrapped bespoke stainless steel exhaust system.Transmission is by means of a Porsche G50 5-speed transaxle unit. Wilwood brakes and fully adjustable Ohlin’s suspension, complement its stunning performance. keep the car looking and feeling as authentic as possible three part wheels with full peg drive mounting flange and knock off spinners have been used. The GRP bodywork being produced with louvered bonnet, side and boot panels which are detailed and riveted as per the original. These coupled with polished aluminum cockpit, period dials, plexi glass windows, Motolite steering wheel and period lighting gave the car a highly accurate finish.

This is a truly unique opportunity to own such a stunning sports car, which recreates the looks, sounds and sheer presence of one of the rarest and most expensive cars in existence.

As with all our vehicles the car will go through a comprehensive presales inspection prior to a new owner taking delivery.
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Essentials

  • Mileage: 8,338
  • Year: 1955
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

Details

  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 6.3
  • Previous owners: 4

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01491848800

Hofmanns

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom

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