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Building The Legend, Octane Magazine, Finalist, Specialist of the YearNeville Swales

From small beginnings in Coventry, England, engineer Neville Swales and his team have been quietly creating meticulously engineered cars. Their first completed car - a re-creation of the sublime 1966 Jaguar X J 13 Le-Mans Prototype - was a finalist in the 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards, standing shoulder-to-shoulder against such icons as the 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 and the 1956 Le Mans winning Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type.


Attention is now focussed on their "E-Type Re-Imagined" series of cars.


At the heart of each exclusive car is their own unique tera® "quad-cam" V12, inspired by the Ferrari, Jaguar, Tatra and Lamborghini V 12s that screamed around the Le Mans circuit throughout the 1960s.


As featured on the Jay Leno YouTube Channel

28 Jun 2024
Announcing a very special project
The build of this very special engine is about to commence. Want to participate in the build or make it yours?
26 Jun 2024
tera® Quad-Cam V12 - Now Available to Buy!
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NEW - custom conrods
Really happy with these Coventry-made custom tera conrods...
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The man who brewed up Jaguar’s lost V12
Swales is CEO of Coventry-based Building The Legend, from which he now offers the so-called 1966 Le Mans Prototype and E-Type Reimagined models, powered by his version of the lost Jaguar V12, known as...
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The ride of your life
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Electric windows for your classic
Let us upgrade your classic to electric windows...