Le Mans 1964, where the only two Jaguars entered were these Low-Drag Lightweights. Neither finished. The Lindner/Nöcker no. 16 went out with assorted problems leading to engine failure after 149 difficult laps, while the similar no. 17 (albeit with more pointed nose) of Peter Lumsden/Peter Sargent lasted just 80 laps.
Have you ever crushed an aluminum can, then found yourself wondering, “Could I straighten it back out, like new?”
Of course you couldn’t … unless you’re a metalsmithing sorcerer like those at Classic Motor Cars Ltd. (CMC), one of those fabled restoration shops in the dear old UK, and the “crumpled can” is a uniquely precious old Jaguar racing car.
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