Jaguar's record breaking 3.8 Mk2 Saloon
In 1963 at Monza in Italy, Jaguar set 4 speed records with a "standard" 3.8 litre Mark 2 Saloon registered 7116 VC with drivers Geoff Duke (of Isle of Man TT fame, and now a top Motorsport video publisher), P. Lumsden, Peter Sargent, J. Bekaert and Andrew Hedges, albeit fitted with a very long final drive of 36mph/1000 rpm, which with overdrive locked out enabled them to cruise at 100 mph at only 3,500 rpm.
They broke 4 international Class C records for vehicles with engines from 3000 cc to 5000cc: 4 days spent at 106.62 mph, 3 days at 107.02 mph, 15,000 km @ 106.61 mph and 10,000 miles @ 106.58 mph. Sponsored by Castrol Oils, the main aim was to set a new 7 day international record averaging over 100 mph, but the poor surface of Monza Circuit took its toll on the car and they broke 2 axles, dashing their hopes of the week record as they ran out of time. Castrol published advertisements to celebrate the 10,000 mile record, which the picture I am selling seems to have been taken from; Jaguar also published an advert detailing the 4 records they set.
The picture commemorating this moment in Jaguar's history that I am selling is 19" x 17" black & white, mounted on hardboard, with some light scuffing but in otherwise good condition. It is not framed. It comes with a sticky label with the exact same text shown in the Castrol advertisement.
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ZIP - Komet K88
I am selling my historic kart - it's a 1981 ZIP chassis with a rare Komet K88 100cc 2 stroke rotary valve engine. The engine was rebuilt by a kart specialist in Devon in 2009 - he estimated 20-25 bhp (over 200bhp per litre!) - this is a hairy little beast. These engines were used by Terry Fullerton and Riccardo Patrese to win the world karting championships in 1973 & 1974.
Chassis: ZIP Kart
Chassis Number: 981 CIK 627
Engine: Komet K88 100c rotary valve 2 stroke
Engine Number: 85901
Ignition: Motoplat electronic