E/151

“Jaguar Sports Racing & Works Competition Cars to 1953” by Andrew Whyte.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Haynes. 1982. 8.5 x 11. 415 pp. The first vol. of Andrew Whyte’s award-winning duo. Researched from the Company archives while Andrew was working in the PR dept at Browns Lane. The depth of research that went into these two books was exceptional, covering as they do, so many years of the Company’s competitive history. One of the seminal books in any Jaguar library. Fine.

E/152

“Powered by Jaguar” by Doug Nye.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

MRP. 1980. Covers four of the principal Jaguar-engined sports-racers of the late ’50 – Cooper, HWM, Lister and Tojeiro. VG/VG.

E/153

“The Motor Racing Merchants” by Anthony Pritchard.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Leslie Frewin of London. 1976. 7.5 x 10. An intriguing review of the sport from the 1920s forward with the prime emphasis on the post-war years. Ecurie Ecosse carry the Jaguar banner and it is very interesting to read the accounts of their competitors. Fine/Fine.

E/154

“Jaguar V12 Race Cars – Bred to Win” by Ian Bamsey and Joe Saward.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Osprey Publishing. 1986. The career of the Jaguar V12 engine in international racing – Group 44, TWR, Broadspeed Coupe, etc. VG/VG.

E/155

‘Motor Racing Drivers Past and Present’ by ‘Sallon’.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

A superb book of motoring cartoons by Sallon of the Daily Mail. 7.5 x 10. 68 pp. Metal spiral binding. Published jointly by Shell-Mex and BP in 1956 to mark the 60th anniversary of the British motor industry. Naturally, given the era, the images include large number of Jaguar drivers. These books are becoming scarce as many have been dismantled so the individual prints can be mounted and framed. Some age-browning of the cover and elsewhere. This is chemistry in action, not neglect. The wire binding is totally rust-free. VG.

E/156

Four Group 44 Press Packs for the 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1985 seasons.

Estimate Price: (e£50-75)

The team were mounted on XJS and then XJR-5. All include press releases, photos, etc. There is also a separate set of 5 photos of Group 44 cars. 4 x XJR-5 and one E-type. From the estate of a motoring journalist. Folders and contents generally VG.

Section F

Le Mans

TWR at Le Mans is in Section D.
F/157

“Jaguar at White House – Le Mans 1953.”

Sold Price: £400.00

A print from Nicholas Watts’ painting of Hamilton and Rolt’s progress to that fine C-type win – first time out! This is a signed print and it is the signatures that make it very special indeed. They are of four iconic Jaguar figures, all of them sadly no longer with us: Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt (drivers of the winning car), Lofty England (Jaguar Team Manager) and Norman Dewis (lead test driver). A very special group of signatures that can never be repeated. 32 x 23. Fine.

F/158

“Le Mans 1953.”

Sold Price: £200.00

Limited edition print from Michael Turner’s painting of the winning C-type leading the Ascari/Villoresi Ferrari 375MM through the Esses. Signed by the drivers, Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt, as well as the artist. Mounted, framed and glazed. 22 x 18. Fine.

F/160

Le Mans 1953 Programme.

Sold Price: £120.00

This was the year the Rolt/Hamilton C-type won with Moss/Walker in second place and the Whitehead/Stewart car was fourth. Spine rubbed. RS but internally clean and unwritten. VG.

F/161

Le Mans 1956 Programme.

Estimate Price: (e£100-150)

This was the year of Ecurie Ecosse’s first win at Le Mans with the Flockhart/Sanderson D-type. Includes article in English “Today’s Race” by Rodney Wakerley, Sports Editor of The Motor. RS but externally and internally clean and unwritten. VG.

F/162

Official French poster and programme for Le Mans in 1960 – rarely offered as a pair.

Sold Price: £140.00

The superb over-head photo by Frenchman Yves Debraine shows the start of the 1959 race with the Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiro-Jaguar, RSF 301, quickly away. These posters were issued by the French Tourism department and are actually more difficult to find that those issued by the race organisers. Mounted, framed and glazed. VG.

F/163

“The Greatest Road Race in the World”.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100)

20-page booklet produced by Jaguar to celebrate their Le Mans victory in 1951. Excellent photography including some by Klemantaski. VG. Rare.

F/164

Another of Julian Kirk’s cartoons, this time showing that true love can strike at inconvenient times!.

Sold Price: £100.00

Original water-colour cartoon, signed by Julian. Fine.

F/165

Two volumes of Autotechnica’s reviews of Le Mans for the Jaguar victory years of 1988 and 1990.

Sold Price: £50.00

Authors Christian Moity and J.M. Teissedre maintain their usual high standards. Excellent photography throughout. Rarely offered together for these two Jaguar victory years, Both Fine.

F/166

A reprint of the superb Jaguar showroom poster celebrating their second place at Le Mans.

Sold Price: £40.00

Striking head-on D-type image by Roy Nockolds, Jaguar’s artist of choice throughout the 1950s. 30 x 41. Fine.

F/167

A reprint of the 1956 Dunlop poster celebrating the Ecurie Ecosse win.

Sold Price: £40.00

The 17th victory at Le Mans by cars shod with Dunlop tyres. 25 x 12. Fine. Rare and pretty dramatic!

F/168

A reprint of the Jaguar showroom poster celebrating their 1957 whitewash with Jaguars in five of the first six places!.

Sold Price: £40.00

29 x 40. Sl edgy o/w Fine.

F/169

Two reprints of French posters for Le Mans 1955.

Sold Price: £50.00

One large at 24 x 36 and one small at 12 x 18. The small one signed by Norman Dewis. Artwork by Geo Ham, who also illustrated the programme. Striking colours. Fine.

F/170

Splendid poster recording two Le Mans victories 47 years apart and both in D-type XKD 505.

Sold Price: £40.00

The first was by Mike Hawthorn in 1955 and then by Win Percy at the 2002 Le Mans Classic. Eye-catching and signed by Win. 19 x 12. Fine.

F/171

Two Group 44 press packs for Le Mans 1984 and 1985.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50 the pair)

Covering Jaguar’s historic return to Le Mans after 27 years as well as the team’s second run, both times mounted in the XJR-5. Packs sl rubbed. Contents Fine. Rare. Historic.

F/172

Le Mans 1988 programme signed by Johnny Dumfries.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

All you need now is to get Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace to sign, then you’ve cracked the winning trio! Cover sl rubbed (as usual) o/w Fine.

F/173

‘ACO Cinquantenaire’.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Book for the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of L’ Automobile Club de L’Ouest, the organisation responsible for Le Mans 1957. 9.5 x 12. 127 pp. In French, of course, but a quite fascinating review, not only of the Club and its famous circuit, but also the history of the motorcar, which reaches back to the Cugnot engine in 1769. Illustrations are by Geo Ham throughout, many in colour and with Jaguars featuring substantially towards the back. The last 24-hour race mentioned is 1956, when the Ecurie Ecosse D-types were victorious. Large-format card-backed book. Cover is rubbed and spine is lacking at head and foot. Contents are VG nr Fine.

F/174

Official programme for the Le Mans 50th anniversary celebrations in 1957.

Sold Price: £20.00

As well as historical articles in French and English, also includes full details of the race programme – cars, drivers, etc. Often overlooked and of interest to Ecurie Ecosse enthusiasts. Cover rubbed and some internal paper browning. Good.

F/175

“Jaguar is back at Le Mans Twenty-four Hour Debut for XJ220 Supercar”.

Sold Price: £57.55

Specially-printed Jaguar press pack for the XJ220C debut at Le Mans in June 1993 and recalling the 1953 victory. Matt brg card press pack. Contents are 4 Jaguar press releases, including driver bios and a detailed spec of the XJ220C. Also 2-page press release from Unipart, the principal sponsor. RS. Two mono images of XJ220C car no 50 and one of the 1953 winning C-Type. Seldom seen with such comprehensive contents. Fine.

F/176

“Le Mans 24 Hours” by Brian Laban.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Virgin Books. 2001. 11 x 12.5. 256 pp. A hefty book which gives space for some excellent photography. Covers the Le Mans story from the early days to the Audi win in 2001. Year by year results at the back plus good index. A useful ready-reference. Unread book in VG dw.

F/177

A Le Mans Trio!.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50 the Lot)

“The Jaguar Challenge – the story of the 1986 Le Mans race” by Ken Wells. “Jaguar Victory 1988” by Ken Wells. “The Cat Pounces – Jaguar’s Triumph at Le Mans” by Michael Cotton and Ian Briggs. Covers show sl wear o/w VG.

F/178

“Le Mans 1954”.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Compiled by the staff of Motor with drawings by George Lane. 50pp card-backed. Published by Temple Press in July 1954. A unique record of the race when notwithstanding an epic last shift drive by Duncan Hamilton in torrential rain, he was just pipped by Gonzalez in an Italian car. Among comprehensive contents on the race is a piece by veteran motoring journalist and the then Technical Editor of the Motor, Laurence Pomeroy entitled “The Greatest Le Mans.” Additionally, for those who have an abiding interest in the work of motoring artists, this is a unique collection of the work of George Lane. Covers sl rubbed o/w VG. Internally Fine. Scarce anyway and especially rare in this condition.

F/179

Le Mans 1988 – showroom poster celebrating Jaguar’s first win at Le Mans since 1957.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Captures Tom Walkinshaw’s superb showmanship in bringing the three Jaguars home in line astern formation! Fine.

F/180

Official French poster for the 1991 Le Mans.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Features XJR-12 no 4. Jaguars were in second, third and fourth position that year, but were denied victory by Mazda (of all things!). VG.

F/181

Another celebration of Jaguar’s glorious win in 1988, after many years in the wilderness.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

A more dramatic styling than usual with Photoshop working hard, but this does capture the nighttime trackside drama pretty well. Fine.

F/182

French poster for Le Mans 1985.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

This followed Group 44’s debut in 1984 (see Lot 171 above) and uses an image from that year. Rare. VG.

F/183

“Les 24 Heures Du Mans”.

Sold Price: £51.00

22-page booklet from the French motor magazine “Moteurs Courses.” A “Special” published in advance of the 1952 race. Covers the field with interesting comparison between the cars and between the entrants of the leading countries. A rare survivor. Lower staple has eased o/w VG.

Section G

Jaguar Sport Racers - C-type, D-type, Cooper, HWM, Lister, XJ13, etc.

Some C-type and D-type Lots in Section F – Le Mans

G/184

A superb full-colour reproduction of John Hostler’s highly-detailed and superbly-crafted cutaway drawing of the Jaguar XJ13.

Estimate Price: (e£100-125)

An impressive 45 x 25. This first appeared in black and white in Autocar magazine on the 12th July 1973, then again on 1st May 1974 in Classic Car, this time painstakingly hand coloured as shown here in its final form. John Hostler was a technical artist active from the 1950s through to the 1970s, working principally for Autocar. This high-quality giclée canvas print was created using a very high-definition image taken directly from John Hostler’s original drawing. This copy is ready for mounting and is signed by Norman Dewis, chief test-driver for the XJ13, and Peter Wilson a member of the build team. Fine.

G/185

“The Belgian Deeeeeeee-type!”.

Estimate Price: (e£100-150)

The first of a run of signed, original watercolour cartoons by artist Julian Kirk. Fine.

G/187

“Problems at the junction!”.

Estimate Price: (e£100-150)

Fine.

G/188

“D-type to Insure”.

Sold Price: £100.00

Fine.

G/189

“For the want of a throttle return spring…”.

Estimate Price: (e£100-150)

Fine.

G/190

Superb print of Keith Woodcock’s fine painting of the Bell/Rouse Broadspeed XJC racer No 3 on its way to second place at Nürburgring in 1977.

Sold Price: £55.00

Signed by both Andy Rouse and the artist. Very dramatic. 20 x 14. Limited edition No 4/250. Also included is, a small photo of Derek Bell at speed in the Broadspeed Coupe and signed by Derek. Both Fine.

G/191

“UKD 603 – Though the Lens of Time” by Clive Beecham.

Estimate Price: (e£200-250)

2021. A superlative labour of love by the current owner of the car that draws on the experiences not only of the four previous owners, but a whole range of Jaguar and motor-racing players. An outstanding aspect of the book is highlighted by the phrase in the title “through the lens of time.” There are over 400 photos many seen here for the first time. 603 copies of the standard book were published, but this is no 78 of the slip-cased edition limited to only 100 copies – each signed by Clive. Rare. Mint in Mint slip-case.

G/192

“Lister- Jaguar, Brian Lister and the cars from Cambridge” by Paul Skilleter.

Sold Price: £75.00

2010. 271 pages. 9 x 12. An extremely comprehensive history of the company and the cars. Starts with the early days in the 1890s, though the glory days in the 1950s, the cars successes in historic racing and on to the resurrection of the name with the likes of the Centenary editions and the “Storm”. As always with Paul’s books, his finely-crafted words are backed by painstaking research. VG/VG.

G/193

“Jaguar D-Type – The Autobiography of XKD-504” by Philip Porter and Chas Parker.

Sold Price: £53.00*

2015. Porter Press International. This superb book tells the story of one of another historically interesting D-type. From its role as a works car used extensively for testing fuel injection, to two seasons of racing throughout Europe with Ecurie Ecosse, to four busy years of national competition in the hands of first Mike Salmon and then Peter Sutcliffe. This book provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of this car’s history. Excellent photography is a fine complement to the well-informed words. Fine/VG.

G/194

“The Complete Register of Jaguar C-types, D-types and lightweight E-types” by Den Carlow, Anders Ditlev Clausager, Paul Skilleter and Penny Woodley.

Estimate Price: (e£50-75)

2022. A vastly expanded and updated new edition of the original Register first published by the Sommer Foundation in 2014. Building on the Register’s established reputation as the world’s most authoritative listing of these cars, this hardback edition contains much new information and photos. Mint.

G/195

“Alloy Low-Drag E-type Coupe 1964”. This is the RS replica.

Sold Price: £52.00

Superb cut-away by J.J. Francois. Dedicated to Peter Lindner – “Spirit of Jaguar.” Credit given to Roy Salvadori – Jaguar team driver – and Dr Samir Klat, the Imperial College scientist who did much work on the aerodynamics of the body. 32 x 24. Fine. Striking.

G/196

A C-type collection.

Estimate Price: (e£50-75 the Lot)

Includes – “The C-type Register” compiled by Terry Larson. First Edition. 2001. Plus a research file of over 30 ads, auction details, road tests, press cuttings etc. on C-types, many identified by their chassis number. Mainly early 1990s. From the estate of a motoring journalist. A unique assembly.

G/197

A D-type Collection.

Sold Price: £80.00

Includes – Eagle comic double-page cut-away of the D-type by technical artist Hubert Redmill. “The D-Type Jaguar” – Six-page report by Robert Neil reprinted from Vol V, No 5 (1956) issue of Auto Course. “The D Type Jaguar” reprint of article in 3 September 1954 edition of Autocar. “Jaguar – New Competition Car.” 5-page reprint from Autocar – 24 June 1960. This is the Cunningham car E2A. Motor Racing. June 1954. Cover shot of the unpainted D-type prototype under test at Silverstone (in the wet!) by Jaguar works driver Peter Walker. Several photos including two from Guy Griffiths. four of OKV 3 with Martin Morris aboard and two of Andre Whyte in UKD 401. From the estate of a motoring journalist. A unique assembly.

G/198

An XKSS Collection.

Sold Price: £50.00

Includes – a research file of over 30 ads, auction details, road tests, press cuttings etc. on XKSS. Plus, four photos of JAG 1. From the estate of a motoring journalist. A unique assembly.

G/199

A Lister Collection.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50 the Lot)

Includes. “Let loose with the Lister”. Three-page RT report on MVE 303 from Autocar, 1 Nov 1957. “Lister Jaguar”. John Bolster RT, reprinted from the 18 Oct issue of Autosport. Six photos. From an estate of a motoring journalist. A unique assembly.

G/200

12th scale tin-plate “approximation” of a D-type.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

A bit of fun for the D-type man! Birthday present? Fine.