A RECREATED Jaguar which was originally built for the Le Mans 24 Hours is expected to sell for a whopping £320,000 at auction.
The limited-edition motor is a certainty to get plenty of interest when it goes under the hammer on August 16.
New Zealand-based manufacturers Tempero Coach and Motor Co spent countless hours recreating the Jaguar XJ13 in their home garage.
The original motor was originally built by Jaguar in 1966 in a bid to win the coveted Le Mans 24 Hours.
But just one model was built before the project was shelved by the British automaker.
After it was badly damaged in a 1971 crash, the supercar was repaired and put on show at the Jaguar museum in Coventry.
Using the original specifications, including its dimension, weight and suspension, the team of mechanics were able to recreate an exact replica.
The classy motor features an enormous V12 Jaguar engine, green leather seats and a completely see-through roof.
Even the rare wooden steering wheel is an exact copy of the original model.
Paul Darvill, a car specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “The Jaguar XJ13 is a highly significant car for motorsport enthusiasts.
“Only one XJ13 was ever made and this car is preserved in a museum as an integral part of British motorsport history, so the desirability for a replica version is absolutely justified.
“This replica is a worthy tribute to the first and only car, with its limited production run based on original factory drawings.
“It would be a great addition to the collection of any motorsport enthusiast who is eager to enter the car into display shows or racing events.”
Another vintage Bentley racer which won the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours is tipped to sell for £2million.
Earlier this week, a 1969 Lamborghini Miura unearthed in a German garage is set to go under the hammer for £1million.