The world’s most comprehensive collection of competition cars from Scotland’s famed Ecurie Ecosse racing team will be offered for sale by Bonhams on December 1 at its newly revamped London HQ.
Scottish businessman and amateur racing driver David Murray founded Ecurie Ecosse in 1951 from a humble garage in Edinburgh on a shoestring budget and went on to defeat some of the biggest names in world-class motor racing, scoring consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour wins for Jaguar in 1956 and 1957.
Future three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart was one of the team’s early drivers, which might have had something to do with it.
In just 10 seasons, Ecurie Ecosse scored 68 victories, including the two Le Mans wins, both achieved with its D-Type Jaguars.
Among highlights of the Dick Skipworth Ecurie Ecosse Collection on offer in London are a 1953 C-Type and a 1956 D-Type and a 1952 XK120 Roadster.
The collection also features the iconic Scottish team’s famous double-deck Commer car transporter, so you can get them home…
- Posted September 17, 2013
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