Exceptional Cars – Bizzarrini, Jaguar XK and Ford GT40
We will shortly be welcoming the third in our ‘Exceptional Cars’ series, when stablemates Iso Bizzarrini – The remarkable history of A3/C 0222 and Jaguar XK 120 – The remarkable history of JWK 651 are joined by Ford GT40 Mark II – The remarkable history of 1016.
Book 3 tells the story of 1016, an important Ford GT40 with an intriguing past. Debuting at Daytona in 1966 it is probably best known for its Le Mans race later that same year, where it was one of three cars that crossed the finish line at the same time. With 35 years’ experience covering the Le Mans 24 Hours, Mark Cole is ideally placed to bring this fascinating history to life. Available in just a few weeks, you can take a sneak peek inside this classic automobile book by clicking on the link below.
The second book in the series looks at the history of JWK 651, one of six Jaguar XKs that were developed especially for rallying and racing in 1950. The car made its racing debut at the 1950 Mille Miglia and went on to race at Le Mans, the Dundrod Tourist Trophy and a further Mille Miglia a couple of years later.
Against a backdrop of one of the most exciting periods in race car history (the 1960s) the very first ‘Exceptional Cars’ title looks at a truly fascinating car, and probably one that is not as well-known as it deserves. Created by Giotto Bizzarrini – most famous for his Ferrari 250 GTO – the A3/C became one of the world’s fastest racing cars. Covering it’s short but diverse racing career, as well as its later life, this is a definite winner for fans of the classic automobile book.