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Le Mans 1966, the year that signaled the end of Ferrari’s six-year-long winning streak at the grueling 24-hour endurance race. The historic win by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in a Ford GT40 MkII has been well documented as have the next three outright wins by the dominant GT40… but what if things had turned out a little differently? What if the Jaguar XJ13 prototype which had been developed in 1966 was not denied its opportunity for the title due to internal politics and a change in the regulations?

History is filled with moments like these, and in most cases it’s a case of sour grapes. But Jaguar was not a new entrant with an unproven car, it had triumphed five times before (up until that point) at the Le Mans 24 Hour—the final three were back-to-back wins between 1956-1958 with famous Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse and driver Ron Flockhart responsible for the last two with a Jaguar D-Type.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-ecurie-ecosse-lm69-is-a-championship-winning-1960s-endurance-racer-from-an-alternate-timeline
 

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I do love Jags....
 

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I do love Jags....
Me too maybe I need to take a drive over the Senior Homes for Betty,s and see if there is a fine Lady with an XKE.:grin::grin:



Here is a story you might enjoy:wink:

A hearse is an unlikely hero car, but the converted Jaguar E-Type from Harold and Maude is one that’s worth reanimating. The original from the film was crushed and scrapped, but an enthusiast in Arizona has recreated a painstakingly perfect homage to the cult classic’s morbid but undeniably stylish Jag.



https://petrolicious.com/articles/gallery-behind-the-scenes-on-our-harold-and-maude-jaguar-e-type-hearse-film
 
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