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1953 Jaguar C-Type Roadster Vehicle Profile

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type photograph

1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type1953 Jaguar C-Type
In 1951, Jaguar launched an assault on LeMans with the XK120C or C-Type. The 'C' was for competition and Jaguar wasn't kidding. It was pure race car designed with a space-frame chassis made of steel tubing along with an independent rear suspension. The aerodynamic body was designed by Malcolm Sayer and built of aluminum. Jaguar won the 1951 24 Hours of LeMans with a C-Type driven by Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead. When the 1952 LeMans cars retired due to overheating, the C-Type was redesigned slightly for the 1953 race and also made 150 pounds lighter due to the use of lightweight electrical equipment and aircraft-style fuel tanks. C-Types finished first, second, fourth, and ninth at LeMans in 1953.

The legendary C-Type is powered by a 205 horsepower version of Jaguar's venerable XK-Series 3.4-liter inline 6-cylinder engines.

One of just 39 produced, this car has an extensive racing history; its best finish third place in 1953 at Sebring with Sherwood Johnson driving. Amazingly, it finished thirty races before failing to complete its first event while racing against Cobras and Chaparrals. In 1976, a later E-Type engine was installed. That engine was replaced in 1988 when the original engine with which it was born was re-installed.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2013


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1953 Jaguar C-Type Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Jaguar XK120C
Chassis#: XKC 011
Sold for USD$8,204,231
  2016 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale
 
1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight
Chassis#: XKC 052
Sold for USD$13,200,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1953 Jaguar C-Type image  1953 Jaguar C-Type image  
1953 Jaguar C Type Alloy Race Car
Sold for USD$91,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa
 
1953 Jaguar C-Type
Chassis#: XKC-050
Sold for USD$3,725,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1953 Jaguar C-Type image  1953 Jaguar C-Type image  
1953 Jaguar Type C Type Chassis
Sold for USD$8,366
  2007 Coys Auction - Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1953 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing Car
Chassis#: XKC-014
Sold for USD$1,512,500
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Jaguar C-Type's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 JAGUAR C-TYPE SPORTS-RACING TWO-SEATERXKC 0162010 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex $800,000$1,000,000
1953 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racer 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$68,000  

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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

Chassis information for the Jaguar C-Type
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

1953 Jaguar C-Type

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