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  Jaguar C-Type Lightweight
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1953
Numbers built:3
Predecessor:Jaguar C-Type
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 01, 2018
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Chassis: XKC 052
The second Lightweight C-Type, this car was entered at Le Mans in 1953 for Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart. They finished fourth overall by the two sister cars and one of the mighty Cunninghams. It was raced once more by the factory team, at the Goodwood Nine Hours where an oil pressure ended the race early. Along with its two sister cars, it was sold to preferred customer team Ecurie Ecosse. They entrusted the car to Jackie Stewart's older brother Jimmy, who raced the C-Type with great success, scoring wins at numerous tracks including Goodwood and Snetterton. Roy Salvadori also won with this car before it was sold on to Peter Blond. It was then raced in local events by Blond and subsequent owners Maurice Charles, Jim Robinson, Alan Ensoll and Tom Candlish through to 1959.

Late in 1959, the well raced C-Type was sold to Ian Denney, who restored the car for the first time, fitting a new Lightweight specification body. In 1970, then owner Paul Grist restored the car to its Ecurie Ecosse livery. In 1971, XKC 052 was acquired by Martin Morris and would go on to be owned by his family for 30 years. In 1986, it was submitted to two-year restoration. After the car was sold to an American collector in the early 2000s, it was restored once again to its 1953 specification by marque expert Gary Pearson. Brand new thin gauge aluminium panels crafted by specialists RS Panels. The 1959 replacement body was retained, while the new panels were also finished in the striking Ecurie Ecosse colours. Following the extensive restoration, the Lightweight C-Type was shown at major events like the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.

In 2015, it was consigned in the RM Sotheby's Monterey sale where it sold for a staggering $13.2 million, making it the most expensive Jaguar ever sold at the time.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1953
Engine number E1055-9
First owner Jaguar Cars ltd.
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  Article Image gallery (33) Chassis (3) XKC 052 Specifications