Lot 184 - 1953 Jaguar C-Type Evocation
|Odometer reading||251 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £115,000|
|Result||Sold - £117,600|
The Jaguar XK120C (C-Type) is one of Jaguar's most beautiful and all time great competition Le Mans winning sports cars of the 1950s. Designed purely to win one race, the 1951 Le Mans 24 Hours, the C-Type not only won but set a new lap record in the process. The 1952 Le Mans race proved ultimately unsuccessful for Jaguar however with all three cars entered failing to finish; however, in the 1953 race, the C-Type recorded 1st, 2nd, 4th and 9th positions and was the first motorcar with a recorded average of 100mph at Le Mans.
This stunning aluminium body C-Type recreation is based on a 1953 Jaguar XK120, as per the originals, one of which sold recently at auction for £5.7 million. It is now fitted with a 4.2 litre XK engine with twin HD8 carburettors mated to a LT 77 five-speed gearbox, independent Jaguar rear suspension and Girling disc brakes all-round. The aluminum body is laser-straight with perfect panel gaps; the attention to detail on this car and quality of workmanship is exceptional. The vendor is a very knowledgeable classic car enthusiast and is meticulous in every aspect in how this car has been constructed. The correct Ecurie Ecosse blue paintwork is finished to a superb standard and the matching grey leather trim is exquisite. No stone has been left unturned in preparing this C-Type to the highest possible standard. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a Jaguar Heritage certificate, together with a tonneau cover, the quality of this peerless Jaguar has to be seen to be fully appreciated.