Models included; Jaguar XJR-9 racing no. 22, drivers, D Daly, K Cogan, L Perkins, Le Mans 1988.
Jaguar XJR-9 racing no. 2, drivers, J.Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace, Le Mans winner 1988.
Jaguar XJR-9 racing no. 21, drivers, D Sullivan, D Jones, P Cobb, Le Mans 1988.
Special picture Jaguar XJR-9 outer sleeve and black flip top box.
Complete with SILK CUT decal sheet.
1/43 scale die-cast model line-up now includes the exceptional and legendary
XJR-9 Le Mans-winning #2 car, supplied in a 3-car set that also includes the
#21 and #22 cars that competed in the 1988 Le Mans 24hr. The history of the
XJR-9 stretches back to 1984, when Jaguar supplied engines to different teams
competing in the North American IMSA GTP championship. This arrangement led to
factory support for Group C endurance racing and participation in the World
Sportscar Championship. In 1986 and 1987 Jaguar entered Le Mans but unfortunate
circumstances kept the team from doing as well as they wanted. For the 1988 Le
Mans 24 hours race, the team put all its effort behind the XJR-9 chassis and
although one of the cars suffered an accident early on, the #2 car piloted by
Johnny Dumfries, Andy Wallace, and Jan Lammers finished the race in first place
overall. Earlier in the year, in the IMSA GTP series, the XJR-9 won the 24
Hours of Daytona and earned third place in the overall championship, while in
the World Sportscar Championship the XJR-9 took 5 victories plus Le Mans,
handing the team the manufacturer's title win. The Le Mans victory was the
first for Jaguar since 1957, placing the XJR-9 high on the list of most-desired
race cars of all time. HPI precision die-cast metal models are 1/43 scale, a
convenient size for any desk or display case. Incredible attention has been
paid to make the shape of cars as true to scale as possible. Fine exterior
details like radiators, disc brakes, brake calipers, mirrors, wings, exhaust,
headlight buckets, mirrors, tow hooks and radio antennae combine to make the
models extremely realistic. Each car has a fully painted and detailed interior,
steering wheel, and dashboard. These models come mounted to a display platform
that includes a clear plastic protective case and the car can be easily removed
from the platform for individual display