Tour this vintage racer’s stunning Jaguar (and muscle car) collection
Scott Holley used to race Porsches for 30 years before hanging up his helmet for a moment to build a car collection. Though he started out with American classics, his wife soon urged him switch his focus to Jaguars, which lead to the Holleys buying several E-Types and other gems from Coventry, including a 1963 race car that they had completely rebuilt in order to re-enter the motorsport scene at Sportscar Vintage Racing Association events.
Today, Scott Holley’s home and workshop close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway keeps a 30-strong fleet in strong health, and thanks to Jaguar USA and the SVRA, we are encouraged to take a (virtual) tour.
Next to a Camaro Z28, a Mustang Boss 302, a Challenger T/A, Cobras, Corvettes, Vipers, a GT40, a Model A hot rod, a Shelby Series 1, and the equally Ford V-8-powered Sunbeam Tiger, the Holley garage is home to an Austin Healey that sits beside multiple rare Jaguars—one of which is the 1969 E-Type they bought from its original owner. With this Jag showing just 29,000 miles on the clock today, Mr. Holley acquired another green ’69 E-Type to match his wife’s, along with a 1967 covered-headlamp example he had to restore, a rare 1956 XK140 MC with the head of a C-Type on its straight-six, a highly classy 1960 Mark IX, and a ’67 S-Type, a sedan with the E-Type’s rear end.
Also getting ready for the racing season is Holley’s 1963 E-Type, a local Jaguar used for competition since new. Other cars on the lifts include two Porsche 911s, a Mini Cooper, and a BMW Z4, but the car you want to look out for at SVRA events remains the E-Type Roadster, a presumably loud beast wearing the number 63: