Trying to find the history of HOT 12

Petronel has received an email from Roger Butt which she has passed to me. Roger is keen to find out the history of HOT 12 which is currently subject to a full restoration in Liverpool for the son of the original owner Nigel Moores.


It is believed the car was raced by Nigel, which surely the photographs testify, at romantic locations such as Aintree and Oulton Park. Nigel raced other Jaguars, including the D Type, and was a leading light in the historic sports car world.

His family were very concerned about the dangers of motor sport, which apparently resulted in Nigel racing under the name of Willie Eckerslyke amongst others. We are told by Roger that there is a BRDC trophy named after him.

Again Roger tells us that Nigel commissioned the special rear-end conversion of HOT 12 and suggests that the black front end is modified as well. He speculates as to whether the modification came from a post-accident whim or was a feature introduced at an earlier stage.


Roger’s interest stems from the Magna wheels featured in all the photographs. Anyone with information about this car can contact Roger on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Personally I believe the bodywork of the E Type is dangerous to modify, on the basis that perfection should never be interfered with!

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