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Bonhams Selling Collection of Vintage Ecurie Ecosse Racers

The team was among the most successful in the 50s

 
 
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The Ecurie Ecosse team performed well in its day and won two 24 Hours of Le Mans

Bonhams is selling a collection of cars from the original Ecurie Ecosse, which is French for "Team Scotland," racing team. As privateers in the 50s, it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice and raced for decade between 1952 and 1962.

Driver David Murray and mechanic Wilkie Wilkinson founded the Ecurie Ecosse team in November 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The team became known for its blue cars in the same shade as the Scottish flag. It took back-to-back overall victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1956 and 1957, both in Jaguar D-Types.

The auction will feature eight Ecurie Ecosse cars, including the team’s race transporter. They include a 1952 XK120 RoadsterXK 120 RoadsterJaguar XK 120 RoadsterUnited Kingdom, 1948 > 195414 photos
, a 1953 Jaguar C-TypeC-TypeJaguar C-TypeUnited Kingdom, 1951 > present1 photo
, a 1956 Jaguar D-TypeD-TypeJaguar D-TypeUnited Kingdom, 1954 > 195715 photos
, a 1959 TojeiroTojeiroUnited Kingdom, 1953 > present2 models
2 photos
-JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
2185 photos
16 videos
, 1960 CooperCooperCooperUnited Kingdom, 1945 > 19689 models
12 photos
T49 Monaco, 1961 Austin-Healey ‘Sebring’ SpriteSpriteAustin-Healey SpriteUnited Kingdom, 1958 > 19714 series
4 versions
5 photos
, 1962 Tojeiro-BuickBuickBuickUnited States of America, 1903 > present68 models
484 photos
1 video
Coupe and the 1959 Commer Ecurie Ecose Transporter.

Bonham’s has not given a sales estimate for any of the cars, but they are expected to sell well. Several of them were race driven by Jackie Stewart and the team’s other Le Mans-winning drivers. Chassis engineer John Tojeiro created the Tojeiro chassis cars for the team, and the Tojeiro-Buick Coupe was the first British mid-engine racecar.

Source: Bonhams

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JaguarJaguar
C-TypeC-Type
Engine
Straight 6
Displacement
210 cu in
Top Speed
144 mph
Transmission
4, Manual
Maximum power
203 hp @ 5800 rpm
Type
Convertible (cabrio)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 1.042

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