MAR 30th 2014

Cars that rock 72MM: Jaguar XJR‑9

The Silk Cut liveried Jaguar XJR-9s from the 1980s must be amongst the most iconic cars at Goodwood this weekend – and there are two of them lined up in the paddock for the Le Mans live demonstration runs.

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Car number six was driven in period by Martin Brundle while number three won the manufacturer’s World Sports Car Championship. Their sister car, number two, is famous for its victory at the Le Mans 24-hour in 1988. Both cars present this weekend now owned by Ken Abrahamsson, having been added to his collection over the last year.

They’re being looked after by Phil Stott Motorsport and needed nothing more than routine maintenance prior to their appearance at 72nd Members’ Meeting. “They’re very, very reliable,” says Ken. “Number six has been racing for the last ten years and is in its original specification.” Both cars are still raced today in the Group C Racing Series.

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