I must apologise right here. I hate teasers, and this is one of those! The image of the double page spread opener too has been doctored ‘to protect the innocent’ – or true ID!
However, I am sure you will understand why I want to keep the true identity of the ex-Le Mans C-Type private – it will be revealed in 12 pages in our next edition, with a follow-up in edition #213. The amount of research and work put into this feature is enormous and I am glad it is done.
I too find it quite amazing, and it sits alongside our finding the 1948 London Motor Show XK120 alive and well as our most important edition – in historical terms at least.
I have had the story read and re-read numerous times by the most expert C-Type authorities in the UK, and aside from potential reader misinterpretations etc, it stands as was written.
Someone was looking over us because it was a privilege to find it and work with those luminaries, so give it just a couple of weeks and if you subscribe to our magazine anywhere in the world you will be reading and understanding the entire highly unlikely tale. It is major find in terms of Jaguar’s deep-rooted history.
I can’t wait, and while this too is not a promotion for you to subscribe and join our Jaguar Magazine Family, the only way you are going to know the facts is to read it in edition #212 of Jaguar Magazine.
I started this publication in 1984 and could never have dreamed of this story being published.