1953 Jaguar C-Type

'Evocation' FIA Papers

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Navy Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €115,000 - €130,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: XKC044
Main images of a similar car
The XK120 did so well on the race track and in rallies that it was developed in 1951 into the C-Type for competition. With an uprated XK engine, lightweight tubular chassis (which cost far more to make than the basic car’s twin girder design) and more aerodynamic alloy body, the C-Type promptly won the world’s greatest sports car race at Le Mans and, when fitted with revolutionary new disc brakes, went on to win again in 1953.
It was inevitable that with just 53 C-Types being manufactured there would be an enormous shortfall in the demand for such cars. Consequently this immortal design has been the subject of a myriad of attempts to copy it and this is just one such example.
The car on offer is a rare beast indeed and is probably the closes