Lot 254 - 1951 Jaguar C-Type Recreation by Nostalgia *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||1,875 miles|
|Estimate||£50,000 - £60,000|
- Interesting ownership
- Recent invoices totalling £24,000
*DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION.
We are delighted to offer this wonderful recreation of a Jaguar XK120C (C-Type); 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 unsuccessful for Jaguar 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 motor car with a recorded average of 100mph at Le Mans.
This Recreation C-Type by Nostalgia is a superb example of a much loved example. The fastidious vendor previously owned a genuine Jaguar C-Type and replaced it with this fine specimen. Purchased from Duncan Hamilton in 2015 for £54,500, the vendor has spent in excess of £24,000 during his stewardship resulting in a car of the highest quality. Classic Performance Engineering Ltd carried out the work. Finished in the delightful colour combination of British Racing Green with a matching green interior including the transmission tunnel, we are advised the 4.2 litre engine runs very well and the five-speed gearbox contributes towards making this an enjoyable and fun car to drive. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Jaguar C-Type by Nostalgia is a faithful recreation built for regular use in the present day.
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