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Viewforth Coachworks

D-Type Jaguar, prepared for Le Mans  -  c.1957

D-type Jaguar prepared for Ecurie Ecosse for Le Mans by Viewforth Coachworks, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to William Sinclair, near Toronto, Ontario, Canada                               Photographer not known

 

Viewforth Coachworks

Thank you to William Sinclair, near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph.

William wrote:

Le Mans

"This photo, taken at the old Viewforth Coachworks, is of a Jaguar coming out of the paintshop.

Ecurie Ecosse Racing Team was operated out of Merchiston Motors, a number of lock-up garages in Merchiston Mews, Edinburgh.

I painted three D-Type Jaguars for Ecurie Ecosse at Viewforth Coachworks (Flag Metallic Blue with white markings.  The team won First Place in 1956 and 1957 at Le Mans, quite a feat for a small back street garage in Edinburgh.

This photo was taken by one of the workers about 1957.

William Sinclair, near Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  February 26+28, 2008

 

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