1956 Jaguar D-Type “Long nose”

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

I’ve just post the “short nose”, compare it now with its gorgeous longnosed brother whit the big rear wing. Which one do you prefer?

That car , chassis no. XKD 604, is the first of just six works long-nose examples built for the 1956 season, the final year of Jaguar’s D-Type racing effort.

1956 Jaguar D-Type “short nose”

March, 2017 § 1 Comment

The Jaguar D-Type sports-racing car design is one of the most gorgeous of all historic racing cars.  “Long nose” and “Short nose” D-Types won the Le Mans 24-Hours – and from 1955-1957 scoring an historic hat-trick of victories there.

This shortnose was owned and run by the Scottish team named Ecurie Ecosse, campaigned in their illustrious Flag Metallic Blue livery. Enjoy this pictures by Tom Ford.

1953 Jaguar XK 120

February, 2017 § Leave a comment

The X120 put Jaguar no the map as sport cars manufacterer,  it was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis… with a remarkably low price, a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari, of similar performance! 

This gorgeous XK120 competition roadster is one of the only 27 cars finished in this rare colour scheme of Lavender Grey paint with Biscuit and Red interior. The engine is a  3.4-litre developing 160hp.

1957 Jaguar XKSS

December, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is a 2017 Jaguar XKSS….  yes, just built by Jaguar Classic engineering team. They will build nine completely new cars in 2017, about 1 millon USD for each, the “nine lost” cars.

Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, the XKSS was originally made by Jaguar as a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type, which was built from 1954-1956. In 1957, nine cars earmarked for export to North America were lost in a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory in the British Midlands; meaning just 16 examples of XKSS were built.

The ‘new original’ Jaguar XKSS is a perfect recreation of the original, with the Smiths gauges, everything from the wood of the steering wheel, to the grain of the leather seats is precisely as it would have been in 1957.   Minor specification changes have been made only to improve driver and passenger safety.  It is estimated that 10,000 man hours will go into building each one.

 

2014 Mark 2 by Ian Callum

October, 2014 § Leave a comment

Jaguar design director Ian Callum’s reimagined 1959 Mark 2 sedan. In collaboration with Classic Motor Cars (CMC) they have build this gorgeous and unique Mark 2 for his own personal use.

Once unveiled this car has become a worldwide sensation, so CMC will build a limited run of cars for customers.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupé

January, 2014 § Leave a comment

We’ve first met the roadster 2013 F-type, now Jaguar show us the Coupé edition happily very similar to 2011 CX-16 Concept.   Ian Callum director of design at Jaguar, is doing a good job.

 

2013 Eagle Low Drag GT

November, 2013 § Leave a comment

Eagle is a UK company that builds modern cars inspired by one of the most gorgeous cars ever: Jaguar E-type. I’ve already posted an incredible car from this guys: 2011 Eagle E-Type Lightweight Speedster. Now they have built the new Eagle Low Drag GT and… I’ve fallen in love! I promise if i’ve got money from lottery, I’ll try to buy this car!

If you’ve always thought, as Enzo Ferrari did, that Jaguar E-type is the most beatiful car in the world. You have to think twice. This car it’s a tribute to the wonderful 1962 Jaguar Low Drag Coupe. Jaguar made only one car with this perfectly proportioned lightweight body. But Eagle (http://www.eaglegb.com) made again possible owning one.

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