Format: 2019-08-21 20:57:29

Jaguar XK120C Sports Racing Roadster

Chassis number:
XKC 011
Engine number:
E 1066-9
Body number:
The Monaco Sale 2016
Auction House: Bonhams
Registration number:
Sold for: € 6.500.000

• Le Mans 24-Hour race finisher, placing 9th overall
• Jaguar works-supported entrant
• One of the most original C-Types extant
• Single family ownership since 1963
• Incredible provenance

In this wonderful Le Mans racing Jaguar we at Bonhams are delighted to offer one of the most unmolested, highly original, 1950s 24-Hour-race sports cars still surviving anywhere in the world today... It is also much more than 'just' a Le Mans 24-Hour race car – it is a Le Mans 24-Hour-race top-ten finisher, and it achieved that feat in the Jaguar C-Type model's greatest Le Mans year – 1953 – when the works-prepared and entered cars finished first, second, fourth and ninth overall.

This remarkably conserved Jaguar C-Type is offered here 61 years after it was last sold ex-works by its manufacturer. It is also offered here direct from no fewer than 53 long years in one single, caring, continuous family ownership. 

Today, surviving examples of the 53 Jaguar C-Type sports-racing cars produced by the world-famous Coventry marque in 1951-53 are particularly coveted. These discreetly-styled, exceptionally well-proportioned and handsome projectiles are famously useable on both road and track. 

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