The Long Haul.

Model Car Building

Here’s an update on the slow progress of my 1:8 Scale 1963 Briggs & Cunningham Jaguar E-Type Le Mans Racing Coupe model car. The big challenge with trying to replicate this historical car has been finding reference photos. And, I started the build before I really committed to modeling this particular car, so there has been some rework. Sometimes I’ve guessed on a particular detail only to find another photo online that shows I guessed wrong.

Here is the rear interior of the car. I had to reference some other cars of the era to figure out the fuel system.

I’m roughing out body contours and the sheet metal seems visible on the real car.

Front and rear subframe assemblies. I had to start over on the front clip because I painted it black instead of white.

And here’s another development: my wife got me a 3D printer for Christmas. So, I’m redoing the engine with more accurate components I can model and print now.

I’ll take more pics soon of some other parts of the model.