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Jaguar C-Type Le Mans winner – every racing driver’s dream car

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March 2, 2018
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If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to be a race driver then dream on and imagine yourself slipping behind the wheel of this drop dead gorgeous Le Mans winning Jaguar C-Type racing machine.

Looks good doesn’t it? The Jaguar C-Type – what a dream, what a ride.

In fact, this is a wonderful recreation of a Jaguar XK120C; 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 Le Mans 24 Hours – the Jaguar C-Type not only won, but set a new lap record in the process.

Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type took 1953 Le Mans by storm

The 1952 Le Mans race proved unsuccessful for Jaguar with all three cars entered failing to finish.

However, in 1953, the Jaguar C-Type recorded 1st, 2nd, 4th and 9th positions and was the first car to clock an average speed of 100 mph at Le Mans.

This Recreation Jaguar C-Type by Nostalgia is a superb example of a much loved example.

Purchased in 2015 for £54,500, the current owner has spent in excess of £24,000 fine tuning the car in terms of looks and performance. It has got a little exercise but the odometer still  weighs in at less than 20,000 miles.

Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type is finished in British Racing Green

This super specimen is finished in British Racing Green (what else?) with a matching green interior.

This Jaguar C-type comes with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate.

It is being sold by Historics at Brooklands’ Ascot auction on Saturday, March 3, and pre-sale estimates run from £50,000 to £60,000.

Jaguar C-Type

If you are lucky enough to bag a Jag of this quality…

If you’ve been lucky enough to bag a Jag of this sort of quality you’ll be looking to bag some high performance insurance too.

The Cherished Cars department at Adrian Flux has a well-earned reputation for providing insurance cover custom built for all varieties of luxury and sports vehicles, and they take into account your personal circumstances too, no matter what they are.

Jaguar C-Type

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