1958 HK Special news, pictures, and information
|Chassis Num: 151235|
Engine Num: W2953-8
Gearbox Num: 3466
The last owner, a French collector, raced the car in the LeMans Speed Trials in 1971. He then retired the car and it was displayed in the LeMans Museum for some time. It was later taken out of the museum and the car had not seen the light of day until the current owner purchased it in 2001. The car was in a deplorable state, but thankfully, all in one piece, which turned out to be a blessing because it is one-of-a-kind.
This car underwent a full restoration from 2001 to 2006.
The car is powered by an XK-120 a 3.5-liter Jaguar engine with two Arnott superchargers putting out over 400 horsepower. The intake manifold is a work of art. It also features a Lucas magneto and a four-speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox and an independent front suspension, as well as a deDion independent rear suspension and Alfin drum brakes in the rear.
|BORGWARNER INTRODUCES NEXT-GENERATION EFR TURBOCHARGING TECHNOLOGY AT 2012 SEMA SHOW|
|• BorgWarner Hosts 2012 Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti on October 30|
• Borg-Warner Trophy™ on Display October 30 - November 1
BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) will introduce its next-generation EFR-7163 (Engineered for Racing) turbocharger as well as its current EFR and AirWerks™ Series turbochargers at the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 30 – November 2. Featuring an innovative light-weight aluminum bearing housing and mixed-flow turbine, BorgWarne...[Read more...]
|TIMES ARE SET, GRIDS ARE FORMED|
|Even though the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is feverishly busy celebrating Shelby Cobra's 50th Anniversary, it is simultaneously revealing the rich heritage of historic automobile racing as a whole with 17 different period-specific race groups running the road course at Monterey, California's Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The event, in its second day of well-attended qualifying rounds, will swell with even more spectators come tomorrow, when weekend competition begins and the natural rhythm...[Read more...]|
|1991 24 Hours of Le Mans: Facing the Giants|
|It had been more than thirty years but the Silver Arrows would compete, and win, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jaguar would also earn its first victory in more than thirty years when it took the overall honors in 1988. And then there was Porsche, the most dominant mark in Le Mans history. But each of these three manufacturers shared something in common. Even with the victories by Ford during the 1960s there was something very interesting about the list of victors in the 24 French enduro—none of them ...[Read more...]|
|Auctions America Reunites Original Mustang Owner With His Car|
|Nearly five decades after Leon Fake bought a new 1965 Ford Mustang GT, the Silver Blue convertible is back in his garage thanks to the Auctions America by RM Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Fake was one of several bidders chasing a dream car during the April 26-27 event in which 267 collector vehicles were offered with a 53% sell-through rate for more than $2.5 million* in total sales. 'I put 85,000 miles on this Mustang and sold it,' said Fake. 'I tried to buy it back a fe...[Read more...]|
|Size Matters: EcoBoost Gives Ford the Industry Lead in Reducing Engine Size Without Giving Up Performance|
|•Ford offers seven vehicles with the smallest engines in their segments – more than any other competitor •Powered by EcoBoost®CO2 emissions while delivering the performance customers demand technology, Ford's smaller engines help reduce vehicle weight for better fuel economy and lower •Ford's smallest engine yet, the EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder, debuts in North America about a year from now For decades, size meant everything when it came to engines – bigger was better and there was no...[Read more...]|