Which XJ13 Is This?
Robin Thompson photographed this Jaguar XJ13 at Sebring during the
HSR Sebring Endurance Weekend (he was there on March 4), but we’re
confused as to the identity of this machine.
As the Jaguar
Daimler Heritage trust website
points out, there is only one XJ13.
The story of that car is recounted at the link,
original car apparently has a chassis no. XJ13, whereas the car
at Sebring has the plate shown on the right (JAGXJ13V12PO).
As Robin Thompson points out, the ‘Sebring
car’ “is just gorgeous, but I didn’t get a chance
to talk to the man driving it.”
The HSR website
doesn’t provide any clues – so can one of our knowledgeable
readers fill in any of the gaps here? firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can help.
Spetz has the answer: It's a one off replica with a
'new' style Jaguar V12 in the back. Predator Performance Inc has
it in Largo, Fl (my hometown). The guy who made it worked off the
plans for the original and he has no intention of making another.
The car did a couple of laps during lunchtime, but something expensive
sounding broke so it was trailered home.
- and everyone else who responded.
Gauglica adds this information - websites of company's that
have built XJ13 replicas.
And the final
piece of information, from Dan Fiallo: I was at
Sebring on Saturday and saw the XJ13 replica parked on the entry
road by the Chateau Elan. I gave the two mechanics driving it a
lift back to the paddock when the car broke. According to the driver,
Mike, a weld in the left rear suspension gave out (I had pointed
out to the driver that the left rear wheel was significantly toed
in). He was quite worried about how his boss would take the news
as he reported that the car had been sold only two hours ago and
the new owners had not yet taken possession of it!