The Hand-Built LM69 Tribute Honors Jaguar’s XJ13 Prototype

Jul 24, 2019

Category: Rides

The automotive world is home to a bevy of mankind’s greatest stories — from tumultuous relationships between designers and their companies all the way to competitive underpinnings that would make history’s most influential sportswriters sour with envy. In 1966, Jaguar hastily introduced the XJ13 prototype, a V12 powerhouse that was meant to challenge the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and Ford in the quest for the throne at Le Mans. Unfortunately, it would never find its way to the track.

Now, to honor the company’s exquisite vehicle, a small European outfit by the name of Ecurie Ecosse has created the LM69 — a tribute to one of history’s most anticipated platforms. In an effort to elaborate on “what could have been,” the Ecurie Ecosse LM69 debuts with a number of the XJ13’s original attributes — including a chassis, peripherals, and components that meet 1969’s FIA homologation requirements, which were created to standardize contemporary race platforms during the era. A quad-cam V12 engine — available in both a 5.0 and 5.3-liter version, as well as a larger 7.3-liter variant — serves to power the classic. With only 25 examples slated for release, the hand-built LM69 is surely a modern automotive collector’s dream. So, if you’re looking to procure your very own homage to Jaguar’s prestigious prototype, head to Ecurie Ecosse’s website for inquiry.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Look & Feel Great All Day, Every Day In Flint and Tinder's Versatile 365 Pants

As comfy & cozy as performance pants but with office-friendly looks.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

The 25 Best Cars For Every Type Of Enthusiast

Our picks for some of the most fun-ready rides you can buy.

Posted By

Aug 3, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

A long-dormant icon with an interesting backstory and a beautiful raw aluminum finish.

Posted By

Aug 3, 2021

Featured Image

Aprilia Rolls Out A Mid-Sized ADV Moto Based On Its New 660 Twin Platform

A high-performance middle-weight adventure bike known as the Tuareg.

Posted By

Aug 3, 2021

Featured Image

HPX’s ‘Warrego’ Is A Modified Ford Ranger With A Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain

A restyled, zero-emissions Ranger from Australian EV startup H2X Global.

Posted By

Aug 3, 2021

Featured Image

Lincoln Teams Up With Shinola For An Exclusive All-American Luxe SUV

The Aviator Shinola Concept is a one-off SUV that celebrates American craftsmanship.

Posted By

Aug 2, 2021