1952 Jaguar C-Type

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    XKC 030
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Today, XKC 030 rates as undoubtedly the most competitively campaigned C-type ever and, quite possibly, that of all Jaguars. Its extraordinary racing career began in earnest shortly after it was originally supplied to first owner David Hirsch who entered 030 into a six hour race at MacDill Airforce Base. This was swiftly followed by an attack on the 12 hours of Sebring in March 1953 where it gained an impressive fourth place overall. With the die cast, 030 continued to regularly compete in many SCCA events before returning to Sebring in 1955, this time finishing fourth in class.

The next owner, Gordon MacKenzie, seemingly found it impossible not to race his sportscar! He was to be found at a race track almost every weekend, notably Thompson Raceway, Lime Rock and Watkins Glen. MacKenzie kept the most incredible record of this wonderful period and accompanying the car are notes on every race and all silverware that he won! He entered around 84 races and was on the podium fo

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