Jaguar C-Type 1952
The Jaguar XK 120 C racing sports car known as the C-Type fort short was developed in 1951 on the basis of the XK120 sports car. However, in contrast to the XK120, the C-Type was fitted with a lightweight and torsion-resistant tubular frame and a body developed at the factory which deviated significantly from the XK120. The six-cylinder in-line engine generated 200 HP and enabled the car to attain a top speed of 230 km/h. An XK120 C ("C" stand for Competition) had already won the 24 Hour Race in Le Mans in 1951 when it took to the race track for the first time. A number of cars were licensed to drive on public roads. The car presented here with chassis number 007 was the first C-Type to go to the USA. There it was driven successfully by racing legend Phil Hill in many different races until the beginning of the 1960s. The present owner acquire the car, which had already won numerous concours ,in 2009.