Jaguar E type Group 44

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In mid 1974 Bob Tullius of Group 44 persuaded BL ( British Leyland ) that the ageing V12E could be raced successfully in Category B sports car events in the US, and that this would give a fillip to dropping sales. BL agreed and commissioned Group 44 of Virginia and Huffaker Engineering of California to cover their respective coats. The results were impressive. Huffaker won first time and Group 44 finished the season, which for them only started in August, as Northeast Division Champion with five victories and seven track records from seven starts. The following year was similarly successful with ten starts netting seven victories and eight track records, enabling Tullius to become SCCS National Champion.

1974 Technical Specification
Capacity: 5343cc
Cylinders: V12 at 60 deg, two valves per cylinder, water cooled

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