1972 Jaguar XKE V12 Race Car


Forward Engineering car, built for Modsports series in UK. Forward Engineering was the racing arm of Jaguar. This car was acquired with Jaguar factory assistance. It was pulled off of the assembly line before receiving a serial #, but does have the 2559 body tag.

Race History

  • 1975: John Harper used the car to set a lap record (1:38) for E types in England at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
  • In 1975 Glen Bunch acquired the car and campaigned it in both IMSA and SCCA events.
  • July 20, 1975: Falstaff 350 Camel GT Mid-America Raceway, Wentzville, MO Qualified 33rd of 35 with time of 2:18.118 Finished 21st in First Heat. DNS Second Heat due to melted seal on rear brakes
  • August 9, 1975: 'Bama 200 Camel GT Challenge Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL Qualified 28th of 36. DNS due to broken windshield
  • June 6, 1976: Mid-Ohio Twin Camel GT Challenge Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, Lexington, OH Qualified 25th of 44. Finished 21st or 40, 5th in GTO Car scored manufacturers points in an FIA race. Believed to be the only FIA points ever scored by a V12 Jaguar E Type.
  • August 7, 1976: 'Bama 200 Camel GT Challenge Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL Qualified 23rd of 24 at 2:32.883 Finished 21st of 24
  • August 15, 1976: Pocono Double Header Camel GT Challenge Pocono International Raceway, Longpond, PA Gridded 16th in Second Heat, but DSN due to oil pressure.
  • George Stauffer later raced vintage in USA with this car.


Under restoration!
Expected completion Summer of 2022.


  • Walkinshaw 5.8 litre 410 hp race motor with six 48 IDA Weber 2 V carbs, coated pistons, plus spare set of coated pistons.
  • Work of art 6 into 1 Mandrel bent stainless steel V12 headers.
  • Spare fresh short block engine with heads available.

The above information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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