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United KingdomLID24B


Record Creation: Entered on 23 December 2002.

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2002-12-23 12:55:52 | Anonymous writes:

Coys of Kensington auction, Silverstone, England 7/30/1999 lot #119. Sports Car Market report reads:

"RHD, hardtop, knockoff alloy wheels and all the competition goodies from a 1963 factory conversion to 'lightweight' specs for Jack Lambert. Raced many years, then restored and historic raced many more. In excellent race-ready condition."

2004-01-22 11:32:01 | pauls writes:

Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm

850016 is reported to have been raced for several years by Jack Lambert. In 1991, it was reported to be located in Scotland, and restored "along lightweight lines."

2004-09-21 10:59:36 | pauls writes:

Auction listing from above '99 auction:

Jaguar E-Type Competition (1961)
Lot Details
Auction Classic Cars
Coys, Silverstone Auction Centre, Silverstone
Type Car
Lot Number 119
Hammer Price £150000
Hammer Price (inc premium) -
Year 1961
Condition rating 2
Registration number LID 24B
Mileage -
Chassis number 850016

2014-02-15 06:27:21 | John Elmgreen writes:

Classic & Sportscar (UK), July 1989, pp 128 on. Sold new to Jack Lambert, Pearl Grey with Dark Blue trim, through PJ Evans of Birmingham and Archers of Shirley. First raced at Silverstone, and won. Regd RL26. Rolled late in 1962 at Wellesbourne. Smashed in a road accident, driven by a mechanic, and sold as a wreck.

2014-02-15 18:06:17 | John Elmgreen writes:

Additional quotes from Classic & Sportscar, July 1989, article by Philip Porter:
"Towards the end of '62 Lambert rolled the 'racer' at a sprint at Wellesbourne. The car was not badly damaged but for the '63 season it was totally rebuilt with a wide-angle head, Weber carbs, triple plate clutch and an aluminium bonnet. It was now very much a racer, and no longer driven to meetings on the road.
"By the end of '64 the car was no longer competitive and Jack, at age 50, felt it was perhaps time to hang up his helmet. One day a mechanic collected the racer to drive it to the local Jaguar dealer. He had the misfortune to lose the 'E' in a big way, hitting a tree or telegraph pole with fatal results. The car was sold as a wreck."
Photo caption: "Jack at Silverstone during the car's last racing season, 1964. When he sold it, a mechanic who came to collect it wrote it off and it was scrapped."

2014-06-01 17:41:55 | pauls writes:

Feb. 2001 Jaguar World states the car was owned by John Foster at the time of printing.

2016-05-24 00:34:57 | jim stevens writes:

Well have to differ on non competitive!i was at mallory park when jack raced a Cobra you better tell the cobra driver neck and neck JAG 1st ,i changed the plugs and wheels that day! the only reason Jack gave it away was i think when Denis Goldingay was killed taking the car from Archers to a paint shop ,what great times woking on that Car with Robin Beleu

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