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|Posted by jcandfc on 10/07/12 at 12:13 AM|
In doing some research on this I found quite a few different pictures of this car. A few were of the original, but nearly all were of replicas, as this story explains ...
In 1966 Jaguar produced just one example of the iconic and beautiful XJ13. It was an advanced prototype built to bring Jaguar back to the forefront of international sports car racing, specifically Le Mans. Unfortunately, the original car was crashed before ever being raced, while filming a commercial for the debut of the V12 XKE. The original car resides at the Jaguar Museum in Coventry, England.
Numerous companies have tried to produce a replica of the car, but none have come close. The exception is Tempero, a New Zealand based company. WIth the help of the Jaguar factory, they created just six examples. They based their design on the factory's original drawing. This is an extraordinary recreation in aluminum as per the original car. The dimensions and weight are the same as the original car. The car features the same gauges as the original, and the windshield was even cast from the original factory mold.
It is powered by a V-12 fuel injected single overhead cam Jaguar engine that closely resembles the original. It makes approximately 380 HP and is mated to a 5-Speed ZF transaxle as per the original car. The car has phenomenal road handling capabilities and outstanding brakes. It is very nimble, responsive and a joy to drive. The motor makes all the right sounds, becoming a symphony at close to redline. There are only six in the world like it.
motorclassiccorp dot com:66-jaguar-xj13-prototype dot html
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|Posted by jcandfc on 10/06/12 at 11:57 PM|
The Jaguar XJ13 was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar to challenge at Le Mans in the mid-1960s.
It never raced, and only one was ever produced. The car has not been officially valued, but a £7 million bid for it was declined by the owners in 1996
Andrew Frankel (1st October 2006) from "The finest Jaguar that never was" in The Sunday Times.