1977 Jaguar XJS

V12 TWR Competition Tribute

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green/White 'TWR'
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: XPF 81S Chassis Number: ZW3755
Tom Walkinshaw Racing was a racing team founded in 1976 by touring car racer Tom Walkinshaw.
TWR started by modifying BMW 3.0 CSLs, but soon was contracted to head Mazda’s works program in the British Touring Car Championship. The TWR developed RX-7, with Win Percy in the driving seat, won the title in both 1980 and 1981. Walkinshaw himself also took a win in the Spa 24 Hours. The TWR Rover Vitesse of Tom Walkinshaw and Win Percy at the Nürburgring in 1985. After preparing the Dakar winning Range Rover for René Metge in 1982, TWR began an association with British Leyland, preparing the Jaguar XJS and Rover 3500 Vitesse for both the BTCC and European Touring Car Championship. Success in the latter series (as well as the French championship) with both cars lead to an invitation to develop a Jaguar prototype