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Jaguar C-Type: The Car That Defined Jaguar’s Racing Heritage

Jaguar XKC 028 is a Jaguar C-Type racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. It was dispatched to Jaguar distributors Charles Hornburg in Los Angeles LA on 24th November 1952.

The vehicle featured an aerodynamic aluminum shell with a lightweight tubular frame built by Jaguar Chief Engineer William Heynes, as well as the modern, road-tested XK120 running gear.

A 3.4-liter inline 6-cylinder dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine, built by Jaguar Cars between 1949 and 1992, powered the Jaguar C-Type. To increase power from 160 hp, the engine received an upgraded cylinder head, more aggressive camshaft profiles, a dual exhaust system, and distinctive pistons.

The fact that XKC 028 didn't actually race during that time period is a plus. This has protected it from the customary harm and shoddy modification that some racing cars experienced when they were at their lowest points.

The C-Type launched one of the greatest vehicle series in history, whether it be for racing or not, and helped Jaguar establish their reputation in the annals of motorsport. Jaguar produced only 54 C-Types in the early 1950s; today, a genuine C-Type is worth more than $1 million.

Jaguar C-Type with chassis number XKC 015 that is estimated to sell for £1,900,000 – 2,400,000 (that’s 2,250,000 – 2,850,000 euros, or $2,940,000 – 3,700,000).

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