Joining other historic beauties on the auction block this summer (like Ettore Bugatti’s Type 57C) is this heritage-rich 1952 Jaguar C-Type. This C-Type was one of 55, and was tuned to produce 205bhp from its twin-cam inline-6, an increase of 45bhp over the standard XK120 road car. Modifications to the car’s chassis and body panels helped reduce the weight by 450kg compared to its street-legal brethren. What sets this one apart from the other 54 is that is was piloted by none other than the legendary Phil Hill; chassis XKC-007 made a big splash on this side of the pond, taking victories at Torrey Pines and Watkins Glen, among others. Its success on the circuit and its amazing restored condition promise to make it one of the more sought-after pieces at the upcoming auction: the 3-day event runs from August 13-15.
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