1952 Jaguar C-Type Recreation by Proteus
s/n 672749, Engine no. W5758-8
British Racing Green with Black Interior
A great sports car earns its legacy three ways. Some are superlative in design, others proven on the racetrack, or via engineering prowess. In the case of the C-Type Jaguar, it is masterfully inclusive of all three. The legendary Malcolm Sayer designed the C-Type body with beauty and aerodynamic efficiency in mind. Coupled with the twin cam XK series engine and disc brakes, C-Types dominated races, winning at Le Mans in 1951 and again in 1953. With a mere 52 examples assembled at the factory, it should come as no surprise that some of the finest C-Types are selling for eight figures at premium auctions. For the motoring enthusiast who seeks the experience of such a great car, a faithful re-creation, uniting authenticity with upgraded engineering, becomes an inviting proposition for miles of enjoyment.
This Jaguar C-Type was constructed in the 1980s with careful attention to originality and fabrication, befitting a car of this status. At that time, Proteus, now a premier fabrication house creating some of the best C-Type replicas in the world, had just started their operation. This car was assembled using an original 1950s 3.4 Liter Jaguar engine procured from an XK120 and rebuilt for this application. The 1952 XK120 ID tag was riveted to the firewall at assembly and indicates the engine number, which matches with the number stamped on the head currently in the car. Large SU H8 sand cast carburetors were installed with a handmade aluminum airbox, feeding the twin-cam engine. A Moss gearbox was used for shifting duties much as they were in original Jaguars. Dunlop disc brakes were mounted at all four wheels and correctly painted 16 wire wheels were installed. Proteus assembled all their cars using aluminum coachwork over a specially constructed chassis with attention to original specifications and body design, closely matching the original cars. The hand crafted aluminum body involved 600 hours of fabrication before being mated to the chassis. Period correct details were used throughout the exterior and interior, in order to capture the essence of the original C-Type racing cars and still deliver reliable street performance for enthusiast driving.
Today this car presents very nicely, having been serviced in October 2017 with particular attention given to the cooling system to ensure proper operation. The car is finished in the quintessential British Racing Green, which has been enjoyed but preserved over the years, showing only mild evidence of road use in a few areas. The odometer indicates fewer than 1700 miles have accumulated during the restrained life of this C-Type Recreation. The paint is glossy throughout and captures the fluidity of the undulating fender lines much as the original did more than half a century ago. The construction of the body panels is exceptional, with excellent fit and finish, showing only minor areas of use over time - a further testament to the Proteus build quality and allegiance to the original. The visual delight continues throughout the exterior of the car with very nice trim, lighting, properly nested side exhaust, clear headlight covers, and correctly painted wire wheels. New tires should be fitted during the next ownership period.
This 1952 Jaguar C-Type Recreation was listed for sale on 10-26-17 06:56:17. The vehicle color is British Racing Green and VIN is
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Exterior: British Racing Green
Interior: Black Leather
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