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  • Lot 959

    Jaguar XJC

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    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa, UK
    Auction Date: 03 Dec 2016
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    • Mileage: 65639 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    Auction Date: 03 Dec 2016
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  • Jaguar XJ12C Broadspeed Works Competition Car

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This historically important Jaguar is one of only four factory-backed XJ12C Broadspeed race cars and the most original survivor. In March 1976 Leyland Cars announced that the Jaguar marque would return to the world of international racing with its plans to contend the European Championship for Touring Cars with two XJ12C 5.3 coupes, which were to be driven by Derek Bell/David Hobbs and Andy Rouse/Steve Thompson. The cars were built under contract by Broadspeed Engineering Ltd, a tuning and engineering company founded by Ralph Broad, which had previously achieved some success in campaigning MkI BMC Minis and Ford Cologne Capris. Despite the best efforts of drivers and engineers alike, the cars were plagued by misfortune and shortcomings in reliability and the 1976 season ended in disappointment. In 1977 two new lightweight coupes were built to compete with the lighter BMW 3.0 Litre CSL cars but again Derek Bell and Andy Rouse, along with new drivers John Fitzpatrick and Tim Schenken, could not overcome the reliability problems that stemmed from chronic under-investment and 1977 was a repeat of the previous year’s disappointment. With furth

    • Year: 1976
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