Following success at the recent Hampton Court Concours of Elegance, the highly acclaimed LM69 is poised to cause a stir at the NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show on 8-10th November 2019.
The illustrious LM69 stunned the guests at Hampton Court Concours of Elegance in September showing its gracious curves and poise to the public for its world debut. The car was accompanied by the rousing sound of the official Ecurie Ecosse bagpiper and received rapturous applause and compliments throughout the three-day Concours.
The Ecurie Ecosse team were joined by notable racing driver and former team owner Jackie Oliver, winner of 1969 Le Mans. Oliver commented that it was a beautiful masterpiece and looks forward to seeing its development over the coming months.
In November the LM69 will form part of a commemorative feature display organised by The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club at the NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show on 8-10th November 2019 to pay tribute to legendary Jaguar test development driver, Norman Dewis OBE.
Norman Dewis OBE
Over a 33-year career, Norman Dewis was the man responsible for developing some of the most iconic Jaguars ever. The fearless, talented and humble legend is now revered not only as Britain’s greatest ever test driver but a veritable legend and a dedicated friend to the iconic Jaguar brand.
Completing the line-up, and making its debut at the show is the Ecurie Ecosse LM69 which will sit proudly alongside the other masterpieces as a lasting legacy of the development work that Norman put into the original XJ13.
While remaining true in spirit and sympathetic to the style of the fabulous XJ13, the bodywork of the LM69 has been developed into an all-new design that has its own purposeful beauty. The LM69 benefits from innovations that appeared during that exciting era. Composite materials have been used, it’s lighter than the original car, and it boasts experimental aerodynamic devices, wider wheels and tyres, and a much-improved engine. Only 25 will be produced, in keeping with the 1969 FIA homologation requirements for running prototypes at Le Mans of over 3000cc and to maintain its exclusivity. Each one will be individually hand-built in the West Midlands by the best British craftsmen in their field. However, unlike the original XJ13 – this is fully road legal.