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Year: 1963
Mileage: 0 Manufacturer: Jaguar
Transmission: Manual Model: Mk.II 1992 Steve O’Rourke & David Gilmore Race Car
Drive Side: Right-hand drive Type: Coupe
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Model Year: 1963
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For sale by auction on Saturday 08 March 2014 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170
Steve O'Rourke was the manager of Pink Floyd but also built a
highly successful parallel career as an enthusiastic gentleman
racing driver - a lifelong passion which he shared with the Floyd's
drumme,r Nick Mason and, to a lesser extent, with David Gilmour. He
adored Historic racing with cars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In
1981 he founded EMKA Racing and began competition in a BMW M1 with
Derek Bell. For Le Mans, he was joined by David Hobbs and Eddie
Jordan. O'Rourke left the circuit on the night of the race to
oversee a Pink Floyd concert in London then flew back the next
morning and jumped straight into the car for another two-hour
driving stint. His team later became supported by Aston Martin and
he assisted in the construction of a Group C sportscar for Le Mans
in 1983. The car saw success by 1985 when it briefly led the
24-Hours in the hands of co-driver Tiff Needell and finished ahead
of the works-backed Jaguars, to O'Rourke's great amusement. The
team briefly folded as Aston Martin left the project but in 1991,
O'Rourke resurrected EMKA Racing and began varied participation in
the British GT Championship, BPR Global GT Series and FIA GT
Championship. He earned the British GT GT2 class drivers
championship with co-driver Tim Sugden in 1997 then again in the
GT1 class in 1998. However, O'Rourke's greatest racing success came
while co-driving a second-hand McLaren F1 GTR at Le Mans with Tim
Sugden and Bill Auberlen to finish fourth overall. Having saved
money by refusing the costly update pack for the McLaren, O'Rourke
typically spent as much again on a huge party for all concerned in
the EMKA team's success. Also in that year, he and David Gilmour
co-drove a Proteus Jaguar C-Type replica in the Pan American retro
race, surviving a dramatic crash with only a broken leg. The events
were covered in 'La Carrera Panamericana' - a film about the race
which included a soundtrack of previously released and new tracks
from Pink Floyd.

This 1963 Jaguar Mk. II was originally supplied from the factory as
a 3.4 litre with automatic gearbox on 1st March to Miss M. Knowles,
Kempsey, Worcestershire and finished in Sherwood Green. The car was
purchased by Steve O'Rourke in 1991 to be prepared by his racing
team and compete in the 1992 Pan American retro race, again with
band member David Gilmore. The car was fully prepared with a
rebuilt, dry-sumped 3.8 litre engine fitted with a full synchromesh
gearbox. Bodywork was strengthened with the driver's side rear door
being welded in, heavy duty anti-roll bar, all the side glass
removed and fitted with clear Perspex, long distance racing fuel
tank, up rated Koni suspension, heavy duty roll bar, lightweight
pedals and torsion bar fitted to the rear axle and large oil
tank. Even with all this preparation, unfortunately they did
not complete the race due to a broken prop-shaft. The car returned
to the UK where the engine and gearbox were removed and work was
started to prepare it for track use. This Mk.II, with the crashed
remains of the Proteus C T-ype, was purchased from Steve O'Rourke
by David Beckett in the mid 1990's (missing the engine and gearbox)
with the intention of rebuilding the car back to the Pan American
specification. The car remained in his garage until 2012 when he
sold it to Michael Ball, another historic racing enthusiast, who
purchased a 3.8 litre engine and synchromesh gearbox for it; both
of which items appear to have had work carried out on them and we
are informed by the vendor that the engine is free and turns
easily. Michael sadly passed away last year leaving this project
for someone else to complete, enjoy and race again. It is supplied
with a V5C registration form, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and a
copy of a letter from David Beckett to the vendor confirming the
known history of the car.
Manufacturer Jaguar Model Mk.II 1992 Steve O’Rourke & David Gilmore Race Car
Type Coupe Doors --
Number of Seats -- Colour --
Steering Wheel Right-hand drive Mileage 0 Miles
Model Year 1963 Condition Used
Previous Owners -- Transmission Manual
Fuel -- Emission class --
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