1953 Jaguar C-Type ChassisSOLD

Grandes Marques Auction, MECC, Maastricht NL, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: €7,000-10,000

Sold: €6,482

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, the value of originals has exceeded the million pound mark spurning a whole host of replicas and beautifully crafted recreations.

Little is known about the origin of this C Type chassis, or exactly when it was fabricated and by whom. The vendor, a Jaguar specialist acquired it many years ago along with some plans and drawings from an original car. However close inspection reveals it to be remarkably accurate and in good order. It would no doubt make an excellent basis for a C Type replica or indeed any Jaguar based sports special

Reference Number 5505

as of 12/22/2006

Car 1953 Jaguar C-Type Chassis