Wednesday, October 13, 2010

RQ1

I can't pretend to know all the Australian specials and I certainly wasn't aware of the RQ but look at this!
It's a Jaguar powered special built by Robert Quelch over a 10 year period from December 1964 to 1974. He designed and made the whole car from the ground up. The wheels and even the steering wheel were made by him. The gull wing doors are hydraulically operated. The car is 40" high same as the GT40. Visibility is poor due to the height of the XK engine.

6 comments:

kashgar216 said...

That car is fantastically beautiful. Do you have more pictures? Is it still around?

D.C. Haas said...

Amazing. Looks very modern - yet its 50 years old!

Terry said...

I have actually seen this car in person in a garage in the late 1970's early 80's I would be interested to know where the 2 B&W pics came from
regards terry mcgrath
Western Australia
tmcgrath@bigpond.com

John L said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37012880@N07/sets/72157620799929167/
Hope it works.

degruch said...

So...does it still exist?

complete universal lambo door hinge kit said...

One of the best classic car that looks like it is still being built today. Yeah, I would appreciate it too if you would show more photos of this car. Thanks!