XJ13 Project: Tempero built replica of the 1966 Jaguar XJ13

Price: US $25,100.00 Item location: Glendale, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: XJ13 Replica Project (Tempero built)
  • Type: Aluminum Monocoque
  • Year: 1966
  • Color: British Racing Green
  • Engine size: Jaguar V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: ZF 5-Speed Transaxle
  • Drive type: ZF 5-Speed Transaxle
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Jaguar Other XJ13 Replica Project (Tempero built)

This is the last of seven Jaguar XJ13 replicas built by master craftsmen Errol and Rod Tempero at Tempero Motor & Coach Co, td, n Oamaru, ew Zealand, ow Rod Tempero Motor Body Builder, td. Rod Tempero
This car was originally commissioned by Australian Jaguar enthusiast Aaron Lewis. I bought the unfinished project in late 2007. Aaron later purchased the #2 Tempero XJ13, nd presents it here for Car Torque TV in Australia. Quoting Aaron,“This is a mythical car." Aaron Lewis XJ13 on Car Torque TV
When this, he #7 car arrived in the US in early 2008 it was nearly finished, eeding only a fuel injection system and completion of the interior. The sale was brokered by a Phoenix based Jaguar shop which is no longer in business. Although shipped in its own sea container, he car was very lightly damaged in transit. See the last three photos in this listing that show the damage. SPECIFICALLY: The car was shipped with temporary tube struts in place of the shock absorbers. The left rear strut failed and the inner fender well was resting on the left rear tire when the container arrived in Phoenix. The upper suspension arms slightly dented the aluminum bulkhead between the left rear tire and the engine compartment, ormally visible only when the wheel and tire are removed. Another temporary strut, isible in one photo, as fabricated in order to roll the car out of the shipping container. Externally there was a small indentation to the right rear of the body, ext to the tail light. From thescuff markson the coating inside the left wheel well, t appears that the shop's personnel attempted to push the car out of the container before noticing the failed temporary tube strut. The indentation was likely caused by one of the shop’s employees pushing too hard against the resistance of the left rear wheel on the inside fender. This indentation should be easily repairable by "dent-busters" techniques. For many more photos of this incident, lease click on the link to photos, elow.
Without prior authorization, he broker's shop completely disassembled the car, ncluding the race-prepared engine, nder the pretext of inspecting for additional damage. This restorer/broker filed bankruptcy and although I was able to retrieve the monocoque, t took years to recover the loose parts. Although most parts were meticulously bagged and tagged, ome parts turned up missing duringthechaos leading to this shop's bankruptcy. Parts known to be not recovered are the steering wheel, tarter, nstruments, lutch & flywheel, nd oil pump mounting brackets. This is a very abbreviated account of what happened at thisnow-defunt shop, ut I will gladly give prospective buyers the full story.
A brief history of the Tempero XJ13 replicas and of this specific car is included in Peter Wilson's definitive book "XJ13". XJ13 BookPeter was a member of the small team who built the original XJ13 in Jaguar's Competition Department in the mid-sixties. Please read the text of Peter's assessment of the Tempero XJ13 replicas on three pages of his book, s reproduced in three of the photos posted here. "XJ13" is copyright PJ Publishing Ltd. and Peter D. Wilson, nd these pages are reproduced with Peter's permission.
The body/chassis is an all-aluminum monocoque, onstructed in the same manner as the original 1966 Jaguar XJ13. To better appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that went into building this car, lease watch this short video of Errol and Rod Tempero building their #4 XJ13 replica.Errol Tempero Coachbuilder
Front suspension is from an E-Type as per the original, nd the rear suspension is slightly improved from the original - see Peter Wilson's description of this in the book pages photos posted here. See also the replica page of this web site affiliated with the "XJ13" book.XJ13 ReplicasNote that the web siteinadvertentlystates that eight Tempero XJ13's were built - there were only seven. Peter details the known history and status ofeach of the seven Tempero XJ13’s as of the print date - see photos for details.
XJ13 enthusiasts know that the original XJ13 has an experimental quad-cam V-12 engine and that only a small number of quad-cams were built, ach one different from the others. Like most XJ13 replicas this car has a twin-cam production Jaguar V12. The transaxle is also per the original, five-speed ZF 5DS-25-2.
Most photos in this listing show the car as it exists now, lthough two show the car during construction and two show the car in Phoenix before it was disassembled. Click here for800+ photos of this carincluding larger versions of the 24 photos posted in this eBay listing.
Now is the last opportunity to acquire a "new" Tempero XJ13 replica with zero miles. Although the Tempero car is one of the finest XJ13 replicas, t’s unlikely that more will be built.
This XJ13 replica is also being marketed outside of eBay and is subject to prior sale and/or withdrawal from eBay before the end of this auction, ithout notice.10% deposit required within 48 hours of sale, alance within 7 days.
You may inspect the car in Glendale, rizona. It's located near the Loop 101 and the Cardinal's stadium (about 30 minutes drive for those in Scottsdale for the collector car auctions and golfing events). Please contact me for questions, r to arrange to see the car:
Dick Boulais 602-763-0914 (cell) boulais@q.comText OKIf no answer by phone, lease leave a voice message and I will return your call.We are in the Mountain Standard Time Zone: GMT -7
*****NOTE: This car has NO TITLE and is sold on a BILL OF SALE ONLY. It has never been titled in any US state or in any country. eBay's mandatory "Vehicle Title" category shown above indicates "Clear" only because eBay does not have a click option for "No Title", nd does not have an option for a user-defined entry.*****