In 2015 my first car was approaching its "rolling chassis" stage - mirroring events of 50 years earlier in Jaguar's Competition Department. It was then 1965 and William Heynes, Jaguar's Engineering Director still had hopes of seeing the car on track to contest that year's Le Mans endurance race. Time was short but the skilled team working behind closed doors were used to working to such tight deadlines ...
21st May 2016 marked the Centenary of the birth of one of this country's greatest design geniuses - Malcolm Sayer
Our XJ13 & E-Type Resto-Mod in convoy on way to Monaco Yacht Show. Loved the sound of our tera V12s in those tunnels!
NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2022 What a summer it has been for Building the Legend!
Salon Prive 2022 - Blenheim Palace UK
10 years ago I suggested to our craftsmen they should walk 5 miles a day to refresh their minds and creative abilities. 10 years have passed and I have no idea where the heck they all are?
YOU ARE INVITED - Building The Legend and our Partners Gieves & Hawkes of 1 Savile Row, London would be honoured if you join us at The Savile Row Concours 15/16th June 2022
As we prepare our second batch of tera® Quad-Cam V12 engines, I thought you may be interested in a little background to the project ...
The following extract is reproduced courtesy of Octane Magazine. It describes the first outing of our Building The Legend re-ceation inspired by the one-and-only 1966 Jaguar XJ13. A car which inspired us to produce a limited run of customer cars before going on to create our unique and mighty quad-cam tera® V12 and our re-imagined E-Types. The tera® is inspired by the type of power unit that could have been heard howling down the Le Mans Mulsanne straight in 1966 and beyond - the engine that SHOULD have been installed in Jaguar's V12 E-Type at launch as well as their range of luxury V12 saloons. Words by Richard Heseltine.
Whilst sourcing parts for the rebuild of the 1966 car, I came across a reference to the use of an "original XJ13 windscreen" which prompted me to contact Pilkingtons on the off-chance the original windscreen patterns may still be available. The reference to the use of the original windscreen formers was found in a XJ13 brochure produced by Jim Marland (former owner of Proteus Cars) in the 1990s. I now have the information I need to ensure my recreation will follow the lines of the original windscreen exactly