Description

  • This is a replica of car #60 built by Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing.
  • The original #60 won its debut race, the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988.
  • The original placed second in its last race, the Daytona 500 in 1990.
  • #60 was rebuilt in England and renamed #3. 
  • #3 retired after victory at 24 Hours of LeMans in June 1990.

Story

Story

This is a replica of car #60, one of three Jaguar XJR-9’s built by Jaguar for IMSA to debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988.  The Tom Walkinshaw Racing team (TWR), Jaguar’s official team since 1985, was preparing cars number 3, 60 and 66 for Le Mans that season by first racing them at Daytona.  The cars were sponsored by Castrol, whose products were used in all of the team’s vehicles.

Car #60 was driven by Raul Boesel, Martin Brundle, Jan Lammers and John Nielsen, who brought the XJR to victory at Daytona on January 31, 1988.  In June 1988, the Jaguar won first place at Le Mans driven by Johnny Dumfries, Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace.  In 1990, Price Cobb, Brundle and Nielsen achieved second place at the Daytona 500.  This was the last race for the car as #60.  It was shipped to the United Kingdom, rebuilt and renamed as #3, XJR-12, and it was ready for one more race.  In June 1990, Brundle, Cobb and Nielsen drove the car home to its retirement victory at Le Mans.

The 1988 Jaguar XJRs had fuel tanks that were too large for the capacity requirements in Europe, so they were redesigned.  Attention was also given to improving the aerodynamic details of the car.  From 1988 onward, all the cars had the same monocoque or unitized body and chassis construction made of lightweight composite materials along with carbon reinforced fiberglass.  A revised five-speed gear box with a TWR casing was added for strength and ease of shifting.  The cars were also equipped with an electronic ignition system, fuel injection, four-wheel independent suspension, hydraulically operated three-disc racing clutch and Dunlop racing tires.

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