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The "Wingfield/Walter Hill" XJ13
Good to see this car has resurfaced after a rebuild by the owners of the (formerly) discredited company JD Classics.
The Jaguar V12 – Part Three - Evolution
In Part Two we looked at the development of the quad-cam V12 – we now look at how this evolved into the first single cam V12 engine.
Sand-Casting Bellhousings
Spent a very enjoyable and informative morning watching the first of my bellhousings being sand cast. Having decided to produce a limited run of "customer cars" built using the same tools, techniques and the same meticulous level of detail as the first car, I needed to have a batch of bellhousings made.
XJ13 - Monocoque Build Detail
The XJ13 was, for its time, quite an advanced piece of design. In 1964 Jaguar began to lay down the foundations of their prototype - at this stage, their sights were set on the 1965 24 hours of Le Mans and initial progress was rapid.
Why recreate the 1966 Jaguar XJ13?
The 1966 Jaguar XJ13 is no more. Its spirit and identity live on in a Jaguar-built replica constructed from the mortal remains of the original car which suffered a calamitous crash during a demo run in 1971.
Designing the XJ13
On the 3rd June 1965 an internal "Instruction to Proceed (XJ13 Car)" was issued by Jaguar’s Bob Knight – it started, “Build one prototype competiton car …”. Responsibilities for all aspects of the car’s design were allocated – the responsibility for the body being given to Malcolm Sayer, Phil Weaver and Bob Blake.