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Jaguar XJR-11 and Porsche 917/10 back on track ...

Having visited many events each year for the last decade and a half, we do run into many of the same cars. Fortunately, each event offers some exceptions. A big one at last month's Spa Classic was this fabulously presented Jaguar XJR-11. This particular car was the very first of the twin-turbo V6-engined Jaguar Group C cars. It debuted on pole at Brands Hatch but ultimately never managed to score a victory. Since its retirement from contemporary racing, it was meticulously prepared to full running order but did not turn a wheel in anger again until last month. Despite being mothballed for over 25 years, chassis 189 was immediately competitive just like it had been when it was brand new.
The Porsche 917/10 featured today is not one we had not seen before but we had not seen it race in this guise until the start of this season. The second 917/10 built, the Can-Am racer was campaigned extensively by Jo Siffert in the STP colours it wears again today. When we shot the car some years ago, it was fitted with the style of body used when it was brand new but which was not quite as striking as the current configuration. Chassis 917/10-002 was campaigned this year at Barcelona and Spa by its new owner.

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1989 Jaguar XJR-11 - Chassis 189 - Ultimatecarpage.com

1971 Porsche 917/10 - Chassis 917/10-002 - Ultimatecarpage.com
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