[Lumps!] 1960 Jaguar MK2 " Bonus Trap" , not a restoration


(Paul Wigton) #21

With all the cage, is this intended as a track car?


(Clyde77XJ12L) #22

Paul,
This started out with the idea to build a period rally car, or sedan class track car look alike. In about four months time it continued to morph. Then it got totally out of hand.
To answer you question, I may do some auto cross with it, and plenty of street time.


(Carl Hutchins, Jr. ) #23

Seems more like a Maseratti bird cage in Jaguar skin.

Carl


(Paul Wigton) #24

Oh, to make it a Maser, it’d need 600 more feet of 1/2” tubing!

https://goo.gl/images/k4bvs2

When I was a kid, I saw two Tipo 61s, racing at CDR: I was lovestruck! I was prolly 5-7, at the time.

I wanted them both, and Dad asked me how I was going to afford them (at the time, the TWO were available for $8000), and I told him I was going to solve the mysteries of sunspots, win the Nobel Prize, and buy’em!!

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::joy::joy::joy:

With the ponies he’s stuffing into that Jag shell, that cage looks just adequate.

Cant wait to see it all done!


(Clyde77XJ12L) #25

Carl & Paul,
I didn’t get the “bird cage”, now with Paul’s link I do. Thanks!

I can always short shift it to keep it under control. The Windsor is making 573 HP at 5000 with 602 ft/lb of torque.

What I really need to do is focus and get back in the garage 5-6 hours a day.

Thanks for looking