The Jaguar XJ13 was originally built to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the mid-60s, but unfortunately, the original prototype never saw full production. Only one was ever made, and it’s now in the British Motor Museum, so there’s no way you’re gonna get your hands on the XJ13. Unless you get a replica.
The good news is that the Tempero 1966 Jaguar XJ13 Recreation, offered for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction in August, is as close as you can get to the real deal. In fact, this particular replica is an identical copy of the original prototype right down to its last nut and rivet. The car begs to be driven like a catamaran yearns for the open sea; the Tempero 1966 Jaguar XJ13 Recreation features a mid-mounted V12 under a layer of glass and embodies the long, low, and beautiful design that is synonymous with Jaguars of the late 1940s.