1961 Jaguar MKII
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The President of Mexico would start the race and congratulate the winners.
In the 1980s the race was revitalized and again regained its position as one of the most premier events in the world.
The 1961 Jaguar MK II Saloon shown bearing number 103 was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction where it was expected to sell between $70,000-$90,000. It was offered without reserve. The vehicle had been heavily modified for its 1997 entrance into the vintage racing event. The modifications cost over $120,000. The 3999cc engine was highly modified wit triple Weber side-draft carburetors and produced an estimated 375 horsepower. The engine was matted to a BMW ZF six-speed manual gearbox with multi-plate racing clutch. It has a limited slip modified differential and a four-wheel disc brakes.
All non-essential items were removed in order to lighten the vehicle as much as possible. A roll cage was installed as well as Recaro racing seats and a five-point harness. A racing fuel cell can be found in the trunk of the vehicle.
In 1999 this Jaguar won its class in the Panamericana race.
In 2006 the vehicle did find a new owner; though, since there was no reserve the vehicle was sold far below the estimated value, selling at $44,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
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