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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The most expensive British car

A Jaguar ever occupy the fourth place at 24 hour Le Mans endurance race and was later raced by Ecurie Ecosse, is expected to be sold at a price which is quite staggering £7 million, so it could become the most expensive British car.

Jaguar Type-C is the second of three cars that made by Jaguar for the 1953 motorsport season. And Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart driving a car, known as XKC 052, managed to finished in fourth place at the Le Mans racing event.
The stunning C-Type Jaguar, pictured, is expected to become the most expensive British car ever sold. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1G2oERL)
After its fourth place finish at Le Mans, Jaguar sold the C-Type to the Ecurie Ecosse team based in Edinburgh. In total, XKC 052 netted Ecurie Ecosse eight victories during 1954, with four second-place finishes, four third-place finishes, and three fourth-place finishes.
The open-topped racer has absolutely no creature comforts that would be found in a modern car. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1G2oERL)
The C-Type is fitted with a 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine which gives it 220bhp and a top speed of more than 140mph. Jaguar was the only team to fit its cars with disc brakes at Le Mans which, combined with the lightweight body, made it unbeatable through the corners.
The historic Jaguar has a legendary motor sport pedigree and is expected to sell in August for £7 million. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1G2oERL)
As reported by the Daily Mail on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the car has become one of the most rare, because only 53 units were made and rarely seen in the open market.
As a result, the value of these cars has soared in recent years and this model is expected to sell about £7 million when auctioned by Sotheby RM at its California sale in August this year. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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