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  My father drove two Jag XK-120s
  Posted by: ezwater on Jan-09-13 5:58 PM (EST)
 

in succession, and both engines failed. (Had partly to do with both being supercharged.)

His boss, who sold him the Jags, had a gullwing Mercedes 300SL with which he did speed runs at Bonneville every summer. With swing axle rear suspension, the gullwing had to be driven *very carefully* when one neared the limit, or it would jack up over an axle and hit the ditch. But a similar design was raced successfully by the factory, until at LeMans, Pierre Leveigh clipped an Austin Healy along the straight and the Mercedes flew into the crowd, with a death toll around 85. Mercedes withdrew, and I believe Hawthorn won in a Jaguar D.

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