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Double Le Mans-Winning Racing Team At Bonhams

The Bonhams Sale of Important Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia on Sunday 1 December will offer world’s most comprehensive collection of competition cars in their newly redesigned and refurbished London headquarters. The private single-owner collection will boasts eight Ecurie Ecosse vehicles from Scotland’s flagship team that won two consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in the 1950s.

Bonhams to sell historic cars from double Le Mans-winning racing team

Ecurie Ecosse was founded by Scottish businessman and amateur racing driver David Murray in 1951. They won consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races for Jaguar in 1956 and 1957. In just 10 seasons, Ecurie Ecosse scored some 68 victories, including its twin two Le Mans laurels, both achieved with its D-Type Jaguar cars co-driven by Ron Flockhart, Ninian Sanderson and Ivor Bueb. Highlight of the Dick Skipworth Ecurie Ecosse Collection are two sports-racing Jaguars, a 1953 C-Type and a 1956 D-Type.

Bonhams to sell historic cars from double Le Mans-winning racing team

The Collection also features the iconic Scottish team’s famous double-deck Commer car transporter who is capable of carrying three cars together with support crew, and even features an onboard workshop. Collection boasts 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1953 Jaguar C-Type, 1956 Jaguar D-Type, 1959 Tojeiro-Jaguar, 1960 Cooper T49 Monaco, 1961 Austin-Healey ‘Sebring’ Sprite, 1962 Tojeiro-Buick Coupe, 1959 Commer Ecurie Ecosse Transporter.

Bonhams to sell historic cars from double Le Mans-winning racing team Bonhams to sell historic cars from double Le Mans-winning racing team Bonhams to sell historic cars from double Le Mans-winning racing team

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Written by Michoni

Milan Jovicic's passion is cars, men fashion and gadgets. As an editor and blogger for Extravaganzi he writes articles about fast and luxury vehicles, yachts and fashion, especially interested in expensive watches. When not working, he enjoys watching F1 and motorcycle racing.

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