IN STOCK (Std Edition Fri 28th August)
This book is an in-depth study of the car which became the first
lightweight E-type, 4 WPD, as it was soon registered, served as Jaguar's
development car and from 1961 was entered by John Coombs, with top
drivers including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, Dan Gurney and (Sir)
Jackie Stewart – to whose burgeoning career it gave a significant lift.
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A high quality hardback, it has 320 pages and over 320 illustrations. It
is written with the full co-operation of the car's enthusiastic current
owner and presents a highly detailed and informative profile of the most
important lightweight E-type of them all.
Originally registered BUY 1, in its first iteration the car took part in
the E-type’s first motor race and went on to become the prototype
all-aluminium Lightweight E-type, by which time it was registered 4 WPD.
Its post-Coombs racing life is also fully covered, embracing
up-and-coming Brian Redman’s exploits with it in 1965, its long period
with Gordon Brown, and its modern-day successes at the Goodwood Revival, where it has twice won the TT Celebration race and has been raced by numerous fine drivers, including Dario Franchitti and Emanuele Pirro.
In this book expert author Philip Porter covers this famous E-type’s
active life in every detail, using a wide variety of source material –
including factory documentation – to explore not only the car’s
race-by-race performances but also the trials and tribulations of its
development and evolution. A fine array of period photographs – every
competition appearance is shown – and a gallery of magnificent modern
images support the meticulously researched text.
This new book is a useful companion to Philip Porter's Ultimate E-type
book which covers all 12 of these very special cars (including much
additional background on early racing E-types). If you order both these
books from ourselves at the same time, we will send them to most UK
addresses post free, a saving of nearly £10. A discount of £10 will be
applied to overseas destinations.
Size 283 x 235mm, hardback, portrait format, 320+ illustrations
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