1965 Jaguar XJ13 V12 OTS = Clone RHD clean Green $589k For Sale
Located in the USA...dry desert...
- A classic Jaguar XJ13 V12 OTS = Clone Car...
Note: the 6 photos in the ad are samples and more pics coming soon and on request please...
- The high-end pro build clone list price is $589,000..usd dollars....
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 291 hp, 5.3 Liter 2-cam V12 Jaguar engine
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Shift
Suspension: E-type front suspension
Color exterior: British Racing Green
Color interior: Dark Green
- A Rare Acquisition Opportunity!
- A Stunning Aluminum Recreation True to the Original Car, V12 Powerplant, #1 of 6 Made.
- New Zealand based company Tempero Coach and Motor Co. Ltd, recreated six complete examples beginning in 1994. Fabricated from the original plans; Tempero went to great lengths to exactly reproduce the lines, methods, qualities and materials of the original construction.
- The aluminum body was built on an aluminum monocoque as specified. It features the modified E-type front suspension of the original and mirrors the mounting system for the Jaguar V12 engine, including a dry sump lubrication system that is mated to a ZF 5-speed DS5/2 transaxle.
- The actual dyno readings at the crankshaft are 291 hp and 331 ft. lbs. of torque at 5272 rpm. The engine is a correct 5.3 Liter V12 Jaguar engine, but despite the 4-cam racing version used by the factory for their prototype, Tempero used the standard 2-cam V12 Jaguar engine.
- This Tempero XJ13 is one of only six built, and was on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA.
- The fit and finish of this all-aluminum Tempero XJ13 body is excellent, and the paintwork is complemented by the leather trimmed interior.
- The car was built with similar specifications such as the weight and dimensions.
- The interior has also been reproduced in a similar fashion with the gauges and dashboard of the XJ13. Rod Tempero stated that the windscreen is made from the original Triplex molds.
- This very small production run was built based on an original factory drawing. An all-aluminum monocoque was used, just as with the original. The instruments are identical to the original instruments used in the XJ13, even the windshield was created from the original mold used for the Jaguar XJ13.
- 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.
-This offering is the first of six completed as described in Peter D. Wilson's "XJ13 - The definitive story of the Jaguar LeMans car and the V-12 engine that powered it.".
- The car has been shown in JCNA sanctioned Concours events, and has placed 1st in class several times with scores of 9.992 at the 2016 International Jaguar Festival, 9.99 (in 2015) and 9.986 (in 2014) at the San Diego Jaguar Club Concours.
- The XJ13 is ready for the street or track, or as a spectacular investment grade vehicle. It can achieve top speeds of up to 200 mph, and is an absolute delight to drive on the road, or even more so on the track in the hands of a skilled driver. This car is welcomed at any car show, and a crowd pleaser wherever you go.
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. In 1971, before ever being raced; the original car crashed during production of a launch film promoting Jaguar's new V12 engine for the Series 3 E-type. That original car was eventually rebuilt, and now resides at the Jaguar Museum in Coventry, England.
- Numerous companies have tried to create a copy of this timeless beauty.
- None of them have come close with a clone!
- Specs and history
The Jaguar XJ13 was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar Engineering Director William Heynes to compete at Le Mans in the mid 1960s.
It never raced, and only one was produced. The car has not been officially valued, but a £7 million bid for it was declined by the owners in 1996.
Jaguar had considered the manufacture of a DOHC V12 engine as far back as 1950, initially for racing purposes, and then developing a SOHC road going version, unlike the XK which was designed as a production engine and later pressed into service for racing. The engine design was essentially two XK 6-cylinder engines on a common crankshaft with an aluminium cylinder block, although there were differences in the inlet porting, valve angles and combustion chamber shape. The first engine ran in July 1964.
The design structure of a mid-engined prototype was first mooted in 1960 by William Heynes, but it was not until 1965 that construction began, with the first car running by March 1966. The aluminium body exterior was designed by Malcolm Sayer, the aerodynamicist responsible for aerodynamic air flow work on the Jaguar C-type, D-type, who used his Bristol Aeroplane Company background to build it using techniques borrowed from the aircraft industry. The task of building the car was entrusted by Heynes to Engineer Derick White, Ted Brookes, Mike Kimberley, Bob Blake in the Browns Lane experimental department's "competition shop" - Blake described by his contemporaries as "An Artist in Metal". William Heynes recognised as early as 1964 that a car such as the XJ13 needed an experienced race driver to help develop it. Jack Brabham was approached in this regard  but the challenge after initIal testing at MIRA by N Dewis, was eventually taken up by ex-Jaguar Apprentice David Hobbs. David Hobbs was recruited as the XJ13's main test driver. In 1969 Hobbs was included in a FIA list of 27 drivers who were rated the best in the world. Hobbs achieved an unofficial UK closed lap record with the XJ13 which stood for 32 years. The XJ13’s main test and development driver, Hobbs, was joined at Silverstone for the XJ13’s final test at full racing speed by another racing driver (and ex-Jaguar apprentice) Richard Attwood.
The XJ13 had mid-engine format with the 5.0 litre V12 engine designed by Heynes and Claude Bailey,mounted behind the driver, used as a stressed chassis member together with the five-speed manual ZF Transaxle driving the rear wheels.
The front suspension wishbones were similar to that of the E-Type, however where the E-Type used longitudinal torsion bars, the XJ13 had more conventional coil spring/damper units. At the rear there again remained similarities with the E-Type—the use of driveshafts as upper transverse links—however the rest was quite different, with two long radius arms per side angling back from the central body tub together with a single fabricated transverse lower link.
The development of the XJ13, although treated seriously by the designers, was never a priority for company management (despite assistant MD Lofty England's Le Mans success in the 1950s), and became less so following the 1966 merger with BMC. By that time Ford had developed the 7.0 litre GT40, and so the XJ13 was considered obsolete by the time the prototype was complete. The prototype was tested at MIRA and at Silverstone, which confirmed that it would have required considerable development to make it competitive. The prototype was put into storage and no further examples were made.
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Can be exported at your cost or about $1,500 dollars to the UK port in 4 weeks...
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