The very first Jaguar C-Type to set foot on U.S. soil will be auctioned off at the upcoming Sports & Classics at Monterey auction on August 15. The 1952 C-Type bearing chassis number XKC-007 is the same unit driven by Phil Hill during the 1952 season. Hill won the Torrey Pines Road Races with the car.
Power for the 1952 Jaguar C-Type comes from a 3.4L twin-overhead-cam 6-cylinder making 160-hp allowing the car to reach top speeds of 120 mph.
It first came to New York on August 1, 1952 and was sold to its first owner, West Coast Jaguar dealer Charles Hornburg which delivered it to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for the final street race ever on the road racing circuit.
Only 52 units of the C-Types now exist worldwide.
– By: The Daily Auto Editor
Source: RM Auctions (via Inside Line)