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Monaco 2022 - Arrival
Our XJ13 & E-Type Resto-Mod in convoy on way to Monaco Yacht Show. Loved the sound of our tera V12s in those tunnels!
What a summer it has been!
NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2022 What a summer it has been for Building the Legend!
Salon Prive 2022 - Blenheim Palace UK
Salon Prive 2022 - Blenheim Palace UK
Born to race
A Building The Legend re-creation of the 1966 Jaguar XJ13. Shown here at the Honourable Artillery Company London Concours held earlier this summer. The quad-cam engine powering this car is the actual very first V12 ever to run at Jaguar. First heard in Coventry at a time when Jaguar still held hopes of a return to Le Mans with Malcolm Sayer's beautiful XJ13 https://www.buildingthelegend.co.uk/1966-le-mans-ford-vs... This engine was the inspiration for our very own and very exclusive tera quad-cam V12
First 10 Years – The Journey Continues
10 years ago I suggested to our craftsmen they should walk 5 miles a day to refresh their minds and creative abilities. 10 years have passed and I have no idea where the heck they all are?
Savile Row - You are invited ....
YOU ARE INVITED - Building The Legend and our Partners Gieves & Hawkes of 1 Savile Row, London would be honoured if you join us at The Savile Row Concours 15/16th June 2022
tera® Quad-Cam V12 - a bit of background
As we prepare our second batch of tera® Quad-Cam V12 engines, I thought you may be interested in a little background to the project ...
Lucky Number 13 ....
The following extract is reproduced courtesy of Octane Magazine. It describes the first outing of our Building The Legend re-ceation inspired by the one-and-only 1966 Jaguar XJ13. A car which inspired us to produce a limited run of customer cars before going on to create our unique and mighty quad-cam tera® V12 and our re-imagined E-Types. The tera® is inspired by the type of power unit that could have been heard howling down the Le Mans Mulsanne straight in 1966 and beyond - the engine that SHOULD have been installed in Jaguar's V12 E-Type at launch as well as their range of luxury V12 saloons. Words by Richard Heseltine.
Triplex Laminated Windscreen
Whilst sourcing parts for the rebuild of the 1966 car, I came across a reference to the use of an "original XJ13 windscreen" which prompted me to contact Pilkingtons on the off-chance the original windscreen patterns may still be available. The reference to the use of the original windscreen formers was found in a XJ13 brochure produced by Jim Marland (former owner of Proteus Cars) in the 1990s. I now have the information I need to ensure my recreation will follow the lines of the original windscreen exactly
1966 Le Mans - Ford vs Ferrari .... vs Jaguar?
Could the Jaguar XJ13 have beaten the GT40s?