Please excuse my english, we do our best….. Each Lister car is special but some of them are even more exceptional. This is the case of HCH736 whose story will be illustrated in a future article and also of WTM446, the only Lister Coupé. The cars of the Lister brand have never been produced inLire la suite « Lister Costin Coupe WTM446 »
Please excuse my english, we do our best….. Some men’s ego conflicts can have amazing consequences on the fate of some cars. Here again, chassis 2819, will have a particular life for reasons that are far removed from mechanics or racing. Initially there is Enzo Ferrari, the great founder of the eponymous brand and hisLire la suite « The Ferrari 250 «Breadvan» »
It was in 1950 that William Lyons, founder of the brand Jaguar, decided to launch the design of the first car for competition only and especially at the 24h of Le Mans. The fame of this race was, at the time, much more important than today. The F1 championship did not exist yet and a victory on the French circuit had direct repercussions on sales. « Win on Sunday, sell on Monday ». For the 1950 edition, three prepared XK120s started under the cover of a private engagement, and finished with an honorable 12th place. One of the three XKs, the one driven by Johnson and Hadley even climbed to 3rd place in the standings for more than half of the race.