1953 Jaguar C-Type

'Evocation'

Summary

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

Description

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: XKC 034
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. Regarded as one of the seminal sports racing cars of the 20th Century with values exceeding the million pound mark, the Jaguar C-Type has cemented its place in automotive history.
XKC034 was originally supplied to Hoffman in New York from where it was sold to Jack Shepherd of Tampa, Florida in 1953 and competed in the12 Hours of Sebring. This was the first event of the new FIA spo