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1952 Jaguar C-Type Roadster / XKC 014 Vehicle Information

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1952 Jaguar C-Type photograph

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This Jaguar C-Type, chassis number 014, was supplied through Max Hoffman's in New York to Commander John 'Jack' Rutherford of Florida. It was dispatched from the Brown's Lane Works on October 7th, 1952 finished in Cream with a Suede Green interior, powered by engine number E-1014-8, and body number K-1014.

Rutherford bought his C-Type to Daytona Beach in February 1953, where he achieved the fastest time of 134.07mph during the NASCAR Speed Week. He retained the C-Type through to 1960 when it was sold to David S. Burtner who campaigned it for the next couple of years in the Mid-West, including at Road America in 1962. From this point forward, Burtner raced the C-Type with a Chrysler Valiant Slant Six motor and Borg-Warner transmission, with a Positraction rear end. In this guise, he was entered to run at Watkins Glen in 1964 but appears to have not been raced. The car was later sold to Ralph Steiger of Hamilton, Ohio - complete with the original engine and mechanical components, including a cylinder head from a late XK120 unit.

Mr. Steiger owned the car for over 24 years, doing only mild refurbishment, but otherwise did no more than keeping it in storage. He sold it in 1986 to a gentleman also of Ohio and after this it would pass to Burkhard von Schenk in Germany, leaving America for the first time. Paul Jaye and RS Panels were enlisted to complete a full restoration during which the original engine and gearbox were returned to the car.

Von Schenk road registered the car in the U.K. in 1990 and actively raced and road toured the car extensively over the course of the next dozen years before it was acquired and returned to the USA with Skip Barber in 2002. The car would enjoy a few more years of road use before being sold into the care of its current owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2020


2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $6,500,000-USD $7,500,000 
Lot was not sold

1952 Jaguar C-Type Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Jaguar C-Type
Chassis#: XKC 007
Sold for USD$5,285,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
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1952 JAGUAR C-TYPE TWO-SEAT SPORTS RACING ROADSTER
Chassis#: XKC 042
Sold for USD$4,869,059
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1952 Jaguar C-Type
Sold for USD$2,530,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1952 Jaguar C-Type
Sold for USD$137,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Jaguar C-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing Two-SeaterXKC 0142020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $6,500,000$7,500,000
1952 Jaguar C-TypeXKC-0152010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$1,750,000$1,900,000$2,400,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1952 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC 014
Engine Num: E-1014-8

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1952 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC 062
Engine Num: E1032-8

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1952 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC005

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1952 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC007
Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1952 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC024
Engine Num: E1024

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1953 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC 052
Engine Num: E 1055-9

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
1953 Roadster
Chassis Num: XKC-050
Engine Num: E1049/8

1952 Jaguar C-Type

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