“Strictly No Admittance!”

By Peter D. Wilson

The inside story of the Lightweight E-type – the last works-built Jaguar to race at Le Mans

Last November, this book was voted “RAC Motorsport Book of the Year” in its category. It was also very warmly reviewed in the January edition of Motor Sport by Doug Nye, doyen of motoring historians.

We are delighted to be able to offer this superb book at only £75 – reduced from £115! We only have three copies at this price, so grab yourself a bargain before they sell out!

This impressive, large format book tells the inside story of the ‘Lightweight’ E-types. Built just in 1963, they are now amongst the rarest and most desirable of the race cars which came from Jaguar’s famous Competition Department – to which indeed there was ‘Strictly No Admittance’ for ordinary mortals!

The book covers the evolution, design and development of Jaguar’s G.T. challenger and its XK racing engine. It is written by automotive engineer Peter Wilson who himself worked in the Competition Department throughout the period, where, together with his colleagues, helped build, and develop the production E-type through to its final form – the highly competitive and successful ‘Lightweight’ E-type.

Peter’s remarkable recall of those events nearly 60 years ago is reinforced by the hundreds of hours he spent in the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust’s impressive archives, and by many conversations with his former colleagues at Jaguar.

The result is a book of astonishing detail (every single engine ever used by the factory in Lightweight E-types is, for example, identified and fully documented), while Peter’s account of how the car evolved from previous models, and the technicalities of how the engine, transmissions, brakes and bodywork were built and developed, are recorded in unprecedented detail.

The comment from one reviewer sums this up well – “The best books on Jaguar, or perhaps on any topic, are surely the ones written by those who were part of those very same events. This is what sets Strictly No Admittance apart.”

An added bonus is that the cover image of 4868 WK was specially commission from Stuart Spencer by Paul Skilleter. Stuart used to be Manager of the Jaguar Design Studio before he decided to go freelance.

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