1952 jaguar c type




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  • The Jaguar C-Type is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from to The "C" , the C-Type's final year at Le Mans, saw a fourth place by the Ecurie Francorchamps entry driven by Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters.

    The C-Type was replaced in by the Jaguar D-Type - however, the C-Type is still lodged in British Automotive history as one of the most beautiful racing.

    Jaguar C-Type. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. 3 of 3. image. "" Jaguar C-Type. Advertisement - Continue Reading.

    1952 jaguar c type

    1952 jaguar c type

    In other projects Wikimedia Commons. However, specialist research by auctioneer Bonhams confirmed otherwise. As reflected by numerous invoices, Mr. It continued to use the sophisticated twin cam XK inline-6, and, for the first time in an automobile, disc brakes, which had been pioneered during World War II on airplanes.

    1952 jaguar c type

    1952 jaguar c type

    1952 jaguar c type

    1952 jaguar c type

    1952 jaguar c type

    RM Sotheby's - Jaguar C-Type | New York - ICONS

    Welcome to The Motoring Enthusiast. Our goal is simple: TME is a resource based on expertise, years of experience, and above all, enthusiasm for great cars. The site is constantly evolving with new content, so be sure to check back regularly. The Motoring Enthusiast provides comprehensive marketing services to help you sell your car quickly at the best price. This is a high quality replica of the legendary Jaguar C-Type built by the highly regarded Proteus.

    Fitted with a 4. A dedicated competition variant of the swoopy and sophisticated XK, the C-type was converted to race use through the use of a stunning body and careful reengineering of all the major mechanical systems.

    1952 jaguar c type

    The car was an instant success, winning Le Mans on its first outing in , and again in It continued to use the sophisticated twin cam XK inline-6, and, for the first time in an automobile, disc brakes, which had been pioneered during World War II on airplanes.

    Just 52 C-Types were built, and now trade hands for multiple millions of dollars. Thus, it is not surprising that faithful replicas built on E-Type chassis with Jaguar running gear are popular among enthusiasts seeking to capture the historic experience of one of the all time great sports racing cars without the massive price tag or uneasiness associated with using such a valuable car. This particular car was constructed by the renowned Proteus in England on an E-Type chassis using Jaguar mechanicals.

    1952 jaguar c type

    Proteus are highly regarded for the quality and accuracy of their cars, and this car is visually extremely difficult to distinguish from a genuine C-Type. The engine is a 4. The car has disc brakes all round. The car was imported from England in , and has had two California owners since then.

    The current owner purchased the car in San Diego in August of , and drove the car back some miles to Northern California. During his ownership, the car has covered only a few thousand miles. Cosmetically, the car is in very nice condition. The body is very nice throughout, with good fit and operation of the panels. The paintwork was done to high standards and makes a strong overall impression, with few blemishes: There is one crack in the bonnet where the hood louvers meet the hood.

    The body is high quality glass fiber throughout. The lighting is correct throughout, with covered Lucas headlamps, and proper braking, parking, and turn indicator lamps. The wheels are genuine Jaguar wire wheels, which wear Avon tires. The interior is Spartan and evocative. The leather seats are comfortable, supportive, and in good shape, with a nice patina. The dashboard is simple and is punctuated by Smiths instruments sourced from a period Jaguar.

    1952 jaguar c type

    All instruments work except for the speedometer. The steering wheel is a lovely Moto-Lita wood-rimmed 4-spoke affair. The engine compartment is tidy and presentable. It is not perfect, but presents very attractively and is clean throughout and is ideal for a driver.

    Thanks to the clamshell bonnet, accessibility is excellent. The car drives very well. It starts easily, and with a single side exit muffler, makes the legendary and rather raucous Jaguar inline-6 growl.



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