A team of Jaguar XK120s ran at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1950 with one finishing in 12th place. William Lyons realized the cars potential but also the need for better development to become a contender for the overall victory.
A racing version was constructed of the XK120 and dubbed the C-Type. The following year a Jaguar C-Type claimed the ultimate prize by winning the 24 Hours of LeMans, the first of seven overall victories for Jaguar.
This Jaguar C-Type replica is alloyed bodied and was built by Proteus Sports Cars Ltd. It is equipped with a 3422 cc DOHC straight six-cylinder engine with two SU carburetors. It has a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes.
At the 2006 RM Auction in Meadow Brook it was estimated to fetch $100,000 - $125,000. The lot remained unsold after a high bid of $75,000 failed to achieve the reserve.