Tojeiro consigned for Race Retro sale

| 3 Feb 2012

A 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar – restored and uprated in the 1990s – has been consigned for Silverstone Auctions' Race Retro sale on 25 February.

The car — presented in Ecurie Ecosse livery – has full FIA papers and the Jaguar dry-sump D-type 3.8-litre engine, with wide-angle head and triple Weber 45DCOEs producing 300bhp. The gearbox is a D-type lightweight with LSD and triple plate clutch and the rear suspension is De Dion.

Said to be the second Tojeiro built, it has also made only a handful of appearances in Europe, most recently at Spa and in the Stirling Moss Trophy race at Portimão in October 2011.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: "John Tojeiro was a very well respected engineer by all his peers and influenced a very important era for British motor sport.

"Therefore, it really goes without saying that this car represents a great chance to own and drive one of the most evocative sports cars of the 1950s. It was a golden era of motoring and a decade when talented engineers and fabricators matched and surpassed the offerings of major manufacturers."

Potential buyers interested in bidding for this car are advised to contact Silverstone Auctions for an estimate on 01926 691141.