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.
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.
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.