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