Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40

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Many people interested in cars might not have heard of John Tojeiro, but most people interested in cars know of his work. John Tojeiro was an automotive designer and racer who in the early 1950s designed the AC Ace which later was selected by Carroll Shelby as the car that he put a Ford V8 in to create the famous Cobra. Later in the 1950s he was asked to design a sports class race car for a couple of English racers. The result was the Tojeiro Climax Mk. II.

The Tojeiro Climax Mk. II Has A Look Like A D-Type Jaguar. Despite being a chassis specialist Tojeiro formed the aluminium body into a very smooth design. This is especially noticeable when viewing the car from the rear. The Climax engine in the Tojeiro had a very humble beginning. It was a 38 hp 1020 cc straight-4 single overhead camshaft engine was designed as the motive unit for a portable service fire pump.

This diecast model is from Solido, it was sourced in August 2018 from Sheffield Auction Gallery

 
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Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40 Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40 Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40
Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40 Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40 Renaissance; Tojeiro-Climax 1100; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Blond & Bridger; RN40
     

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