In the 1960s, Jaguar developed the XJ13 prototype racing car with the ambition to compete at Le Mans. It is a remarkably sleek roadster designed by the famous Jaguar aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer. One can easily see similarity to the famous E-Type, with a key difference between the two being the XJ13’s mid-engine V12 layout.
Of legend, in 1967 the car lapped the MIRA test track in the hands of racing driver David Hobbs at over 160 mph, establishing a record that has persisted for many decades.
Unique or limited production alloy body automobiles utilize a fixture commonly known as a body buck. The three dimensional template permits the formed panels to be checked for accuracy and fixtured for welding. They consist of an egg-crate array of plywood templates that create the outline of the body at numerous stations along its length. Panel forming craftsmen use the buck to check the shape of each piece of sheet metal during the shaping process, alternately forming and checking over and over until it fits the buck precisely.
“The car is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever produced”
This example is produced at one quarter scale and is finished in hardwood making for a wonderful piece of art. The body buck is comprised of CNC machined walnut veneered plywood and hand-finished macassar ebony inserts.
This piece is produced at one 1:30 scale. It is comprised of CNC aluminum pieces and can be ordered as unfinished aluminum or finished with a gold alodine coating.* These models are unsuitable for up-scaling to arrive at an accurate full-size version.
We are a small company of passionate engineers and craftspeople that love to create technical artwork. Each artifact is crafted from premium raw materials, and produced and finished with meticulous attention to detail.