1982 Jaguar C-Type

Relica by Proteus

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1982
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Proteus is one of the few firms making reproductions of classic cars to have established an international reputation for quality, indeed, several books on modern sports cars list Proteus as a maker in its own right. Only 54 original Jaguar C Types were made and it is worth noting that the first three World Champions, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari and Juan-Manuel Fangio, all bought them as road cars. It is not hard to understand why: the body was aerodynamic at a time when most of the opposition was streamlined, it had a spaceframe when such chassis were rare and the twin overhead camshaft. Six cylinder XK engine was the most sophisticated production unit in the world. Then there was also the matter of wins at Le Mans, in the Tourist Trophy and the Reims 12 Hours to