Boasting an impressive 750bhp and a mind-boggling top speed of over 180mph, 'The World's Fastest E-Type Jaguar' has left a trail of victories in its wake, dominating its racing class throughout the '90s. Affectionately known as 'The Beast,' this V12 roadster is now fully restored and ready to reclaim its position at the forefront of the racing world. Hampson Auctions is proud to present this exceptional vehicle for sale, allowing enthusiasts to own a piece of racing history.
The story of 'The Beast' began in 1977 when it was conceived by Fred Cliffe. Over the course of 13 years, Rob Beere Racing meticulously developed the car on behalf of its owner, Malcolm Hamilton. Under Hamilton's skilled hands, this remarkable machine achieved an impressive record of 52 outright victories and 87 podium finishes.
However, the car's triumphant reign came to an abrupt halt in 2001 due to an accident at Oulton Park. Following the incident, the Jaguar was disassembled and carefully stored, awaiting its chance to rise again. Eventually, it found its way into the hands of the current owner, who patiently embarked on the task of rebuilding the car to its former glory. The restoration process was meticulous, ensuring that every detail was faithfully recreated to match the mind-boggling specifications in which it last competed.
At its core, this extraordinary vehicle is a 1971 V-12 E-Type center tub, but it now boasts the equivalent of TWR Group C specification engine and running gear. Every aspect of the car has been fine-tuned to deliver unparalleled performance on the track. From its aerodynamic design to its high-performance engine, this Jaguar is a true force to be reckoned with.
For passionate collectors and racing enthusiasts alike, 'The Beast' represents an extraordinary opportunity to own a legendary racing car. Its proven track record, combined with its painstaking restoration, makes it a highly desirable piece of automotive history. Don't miss your chance to own this iconic machine that once reigned supreme on the racing circuit. Place your bids at Hampson Auctions and unleash the power of 'The World's Fastest E-Type Jaguar' once again.
7.3-litre V12 E-Type unit developing c.750bhp and 680 lb ft of torque and installed 6in lower and further back than in the standard car. Compression ratio – 13:1. Carburation – 6 x twin-choke IDF downdraught Webers
Bespoke Hewland dog box, lightweight flywheel and triple plate clutch
Bespoke Rob Beere Racing wishbones and anti-rollbars, Penske springs and dampers, Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans wheels shod with Dunlop tyres
15in AP Racing discs all-round – 6-pot calipers front, 4-pot calipers rear
Mix of aluminium, fibreglass and carbonfibre. Front air dam – plywood with titanium skids. Rear wing – carbonfibre ex-Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9
0-150mph, c.8 seconds. Top speed, in excess of 180mph