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Lot 360: 2002 Jaguar C-Type by Proteus

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

Proteus is one of the few firms making reproductions of classic cars to have established an international reputation for quality, indeed, several books on modern sports cars list Proteus as a maker in its own right.Only 54 original Jaguar C-Types were made and it is worth noting that the first three World Champions, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari and Juan-Manuel Fangio all bought them as road cars. It is not hard to understand why, the body was aerodynamic at a time when most of the opposition was 'streamlined', the C-Type had a spaceframe when such chassis were rare, and the engine was the most sophisticated production unit in the world. Then there was also the matter of wins at Le Mans, in the Tourist Trophy, the Reims 12 Hours to name a few. The qualities which made the C-Type so attractive to three of the greatest drivers in history, hold true today. In fact the use of later Jaguar components makes a Proteus version a more practical proposition than an original. The attention to detail in producing these cars is remarkable. It is important to note that they are very much 'hand built" using the same skill needed to produce the original cars; such skilled craftsmanship in this modern age is a dying art. Professionally built in 2002 this Proteus utilizes Jaguar suspension and features accurate and correct all aluminium bodywork. Finished in British Racing Green and sitting on wire wheels this fabulous car example is an exact replica. The cars owner, a collector with other important Jaguars in his collection was insisitent in locating an exact replica. The dials, steering wheel and exterior trim are all C-Type original. This car is indistinguishable from the real thing. This represents a fantastic opportunity to experience a Jaguar C Type at a fraction of the price of the real thing.Restaurata da professionisti nel 2002, questa vettura utilizza sospensioni della Jaguar ed ha una carrozzeria di alluminio accuratamente eseguita. Verniciata in "British Racing Green" e equipaggiata di ruote a raggi, questa favolosa automobile una fedelissima replica. Il volante, gli strumenti e tutti i particolari sono originali,. Rappresenta una fantastica opportunit di possedere una Jaguar C a una frazione molto inferiore dell'originale.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number360
Estimate£65000-£72000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year2002
Condition rating0
Registration numberDFH 600A
Mileage-
Chassis number717516
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