1/5 1966 Jaguar XJ13 sculpture.
This gorgeous large scale model was hand built by artist Bruno Colombi over a period of 12-16 months. It has been constructed from various metals with some wood and features a fully detailed cockpit with scale gauges, instruments, switch gear, gear gates, fabric seats and a wood rim steering wheel. It even has the correct number of louvers and rivets on the bodywork, and the light lenses are made from original car lenses. The door handles, wheel spinners, etc are all made by hand from small billets of aluminium. The model was seen by the late Norman Dewis, the famous Jaguar development/test driver, who described it as “absolutely fantastic” and signed a plaque that comes mounted to the base.
The model measures about 3 feet long. It sits on a black lacquered display base (39.5×18.5″ / 100x47cm) and weighs approximately 40 lbs / 18kgs. This is one of just two scale replicas that were built by the artist many years ago.
What a fantastic centerpiece to a Jaguar enthusiasts collection! (K5.22U)