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Old 12-15-2017, 12:31 AM
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Great British sports cars that starred in 2017 ...

During our ventures to the great events, we come across many Jaguars, ERAs, Chevrons and Aston Martins but this year we nevertheless shot a few great examples that we had not seen before. Today we have a taken look at five of these machines.
The newest of these is the Jaguar XJR-6, which was the first in a long line of Group C cars built for Jaguar by TWR. The subsequent Le Mans and World Championship winning machines were a direct evolution of the XJR-6. The example that starred at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was the very first and retains the British Racing Green livery used in the effort's debut season.
Chevrons are regular feature at most classic meeting but we had never seen this B6 before. Chevron built only a handful of these during 1967 before switching to the similar and more common B8 for 1968. The the pictured example is the second of seven built. A spiritual predecessor of the Chevron sports cars is the Lotus 15 of the late 1950s. At the Goodwood Revival we shot chassis 627/3, which is one of the very last built and was originally delivered to the United States.
At the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este we were treated to a great example of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. This particular example was built to special order and includes many custom features.
The earliest car featured today is the final ERA B-Type built. It was raced with great success in period by Johnny Wakefield and was later owned and raced for many decades by Donald Day. The current owner acquired R14B last year and raced it at on both sides of the Atlantic in 2017.

Enjoy the links:

1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato - Chassis DB4GT/0190/L - Ultimatecarpage.com

1967 Chevron B6 BMW - Chassis CH-DBE-3 - Ultimatecarpage.com

1938 ERA B-Type - Chassis R14B - Ultimatecarpage.com

1985 - 1986 Jaguar XJR-6 - Images, Specifications and Information

1959 Lotus 15 Climax - Chassis 627/3 - Ultimatecarpage.com
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