Owned and loved by Mike Roddy for a long time now, the best preserved TWR XJ-S chassis #006, lives a perfect life in Australia and this weekend Mike’s talented XJR-15 restoring son Jordan had the privilege of racing the car on the old F1 Grand Prix track through the streets and parks in Adelaide.
Jordan summed up: “I missed driving this thing, such a thrill to be sitting in the same seat previously filled by Denny Hulme, Win Percy, Martin Brundle, Tom Walkinshaw, John Goss, Armin Hahne, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Enzo Calderari, David Sears, Ron Dickson, Chuck Nicholson and many others.
“Oh my lord it sounds good from inside the cabin as you wind her out and snick up through the dog-leg Getrag gate. I’m very lucky to be afforded the privilege!
The car’s history is totally authenticated, and it still runs even its original last race (New Zealand) paint. It could not be with a more caring and Jaguar dedicated family who dote on it personally.
It’s all in edition #190:
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