Date: 11th September 2017

Last weekend, the Goodwood Revival celebrated the 60th anniversary of Ecurie Ecosse’s glorious 1-2 finish at the 24hs of Le Mans in 1957. This was the second consecutive triumph for the Scottish competition team in the most famous resistance race of all, and the third consecutive for the Jaguar D-Type, which on the other hand occupied positions 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 6 in that edition. The team's most iconic cars gathered to mark the occasion and the high-speed celebration parade turned into the largest collection of pre-1966 Ecurie Ecosse vehicles to be ever seen in one place. The line-up included the Le Mans-winning D-Type from 1957 with four more Ds, several C-types, the two Ecosse Imp ...

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Date: 21st August 2017

After a full nut and bolt restoration taking 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC), the wraps came off this unique Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE yesterday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, USA. The car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second in class O-2 Postwar Closed. Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC, said: “A great result! It was a privilege to take the cover off this long-lost Jaguar at one of the most important Concours in the world.” He added: “The car was admired all day and we are delighted to be bringing ...

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Date: 7th August 2017

For the last two years thirteen staff at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) have been working on a top secret project, the restoration of a one-off Pininfarina bodied XK120 SE which is to be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday August 20th. On Friday 4th August, the team, which had been supported by everybody on company’s the 60 plus workforce, were pictured with the car – “under wraps”. “We always said that we would unveil the car for the first time at Pebble Beach and that is exactly what we are going to do,” said Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC, who found the car in the first place. He added: “I will have the ...

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Date: 4th August 2017

60 years on from their famous 1-2 finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, a rare occurrence for a privateer, a series of iconic Ecurie Ecosse racing legends will reunite at Ignition Festival in Glasgow the weekend of 4-6 August. These cars made the Ecurie Ecosse name during the late 1950’s, including the last Jaguar C-Type to run in those colours, which has been restored and is regularly maintained by CMC. The car was bought by Sir James Scott Douglas to race in the 1953 season. Having been restored, it spent many years in the USA before its current owner brought it back to the UK in 2006. More recently, it competed in the Mille Miglia twice as part of the Jaguar Heritage team.  T ...

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Date: 26th July 2017

One of the first 500 E-Types produced by Jaguar has been found in pieces in France and is to be brought back to life by CMC. Chassis No. 875256 is one of the very early 3.8 left hand drive, open two seater, outside bonnet lock models with all matching numbers. It was delivered new to the Belgium Motor Company dealership in Brussels in July 1961 and was subsequently sold to ‘Societe de Civel Immeubles en Afrique.’ It resurfaced in France in 2015 and records indicate that it was imported from Luxembourg in 1975. The car is very complete, although in parts, and was bought by the previous owner to be restored. He gave it to French restorers who started work on the car, but shortly af ...

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