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2013 XJ13 Jaguar Recreation. £130k

This is a very high end replica of the priceless XJ13 one off sports prototype developed in the late 1960’s to compete against Ferrari and Ford. Built from a 1955 donor car and powered by a 6.3 litre V12 engine giving 375bhp. Just beautiful. Link

XJ13 1

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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.

1978 Custom Nitrous V12 XJ. £22k

Wow, now I am not usually a fan of this sort of custom but this has been done to a very high standard and looks…..brilliantly sinister.  Not sure I would have the front to drive it and not sure I would part with £22k for it but no doubt it has cost more than this to achieve this sort of finish.  Very cool. Linky

Custom XJ

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Please only genuine interest as you will need to book a viewing of this car as its currently kept in his garage and has never seen the rain.

We have a full picture folder of the restoration work and comes with many many bills and reciepts and old Mot’s plus comes with the original handbooks from new and covered just 36,000 miles from new, AMAZING!!!!!

Modified with steel arches that were hand made, quaife racing diff, hand upholstered black and cream leather interior, 235/35/18 rear tyres and new, vibe sound system with sony headset.

Two nitrous oxide tanks both 20lb tanks, original vinal roof, full clifford remote alarm with remote engine starting, toch button entry.

Think you must be getting the idea, you really need to book a viewing and come see for yourself just how special this car is.

Show winner with photo’s and trophys, the owner has spent in excess of £22k on parts alone so at this price and with an insurance valuation of £30k this really is fantastic value for such a one off car.