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1958 Tojeiro-Climax by Aya-Wavedancer 1958 Tojeiro-Climax by Aya-Wavedancer
What a catch! Wayne Carini brought this in to compete with, and it broke, so it was sitting there for someone like me to photograph.

John Tojeiro was a race car designer and engineer in the UK who created some very innovative race cars. I don't know the actual designation of the car.

And no, folks, this is NOT a Jaguar. I'll show you a close-up of the wheel with "Tojeiro" in BIG letters if you don't believe me.

Updated: A little guessing and googling on my part got the designation correct. My guess that it may NOT be a Jaguar engine was correct.
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lanath Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
So pretty :)
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Kustom-Garage Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Hey Guys I came across this site and the discussion about the 1958 Tojeiro Climax,

My name is Jamie Downie Owner of Kustom Garage Metal Shaping, Australia.
When I was an Apprentice about 10 years ago, I worked at a shop called Black Art Fabrications and I was the one that restored this car. It is made from 1.6 Aluminium, it was owned at the time by a fellow by the name of Bob Harborow, and it came to the shop needing a new front as the original had been replaced with a poor fitting fiberglass one. I fabricated a new one piece front, doors, and lower sill pods and adjusted the engine cover as it was too low and not flowing with rest of the body lines.
I don’t have a lot of build shots but I do have some on my website at www.kustomgarage.com.au check it out and let me know what you think.

Jamie Downie
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
The pics on your site are spectacular. You're a real crafstman/artisan, and this kind of work is very much in demand in the States. I'm amazed this car was in Oz, and am glad you saved it.

I'm sure the car will be seen in October on Wayne's show "Chasing Classic Cars" on Velocity Channel when his visit to Hershey and his runs with his hillclimb special and this car- until somehting broke-- will be shown.

Thanks for sharing. This is the second time someone's helped to restore or restored a car I've seen and photographed and commented on it. It's a great feeling to get such responses, and the car's a Beaut. :D

I'll get more pics up when I have time to do it.
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Kam1Kaz3-NL77 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
droooll
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
It definitely IS a Tojeiro-Climax with an 1100cc Coventry Climax motor.
It does have Jaguar-ish lines, also reminds me of a Lister, although they are quite different.
The Anamera link for when it was sold: [link]
What a rare and beautiful car! And a great catch!
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
It's in Wayne Carini's hands right now. I wish it hadn't broke on Friday.

I had half a guess if you read some of the stuff on the wheel hub pic it wasn't a Jag engine or a Bristol. Only an 1100cc Coventry- though I would bet this car weighs nothing and with a Tojeiro designed chassis, handles beautifully.

I didn't recognize it, someone had to tell me it was a Toj- I was only familiar with the EE Tojeiro-Buick, I'd never seen another one even in magazines.

Much prettier than a Lister, tho. :D
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I probably would not have readily recognized it as a Tojeiro and don't recall seeing another one except in photos, although this one seemed familiar. The car in your photo had been at the Monterey Historics that's probably where I might have seen it. I would also have been very disappointed not to hear it and see it on the track.

Definitely prettier than a Lister. Listers are brutish looking compared to this car. We had a customer with a Lister-Corvette. It looked like a monster compared to other cars and the frame appeared to be exceedingly heavy. I guess the Toj reminded me of the Lister at the rear view. I have photos of the Lister-Corvette that I'll post some day.
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Severflame Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Definitely has a sleek look to it.:)
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Obviously influenced by the D-Type Jaguar, but a bit lower. I wish I'd have seen this car running the day before , when it had a mechanical failure of some sort.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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