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XKC003

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Record Creation: Entered on 17 October 2008.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

Photos of XKC003

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2008-10-30 17:09:22 | pauls writes:

Car was dismantled by the factory.

2009-01-02 14:19:00 | Anonymous writes:

Listed on eBay:
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll

2009-01-03 18:53:35 | terry mcgrath writes:

well somone got well and truely done.

2009-01-08 19:31:30 | john writes:

Does anyone know who or when it was reconstructed?
Thanks John

2009-01-15 14:22:06 | Anonymous writes:

yes someone got taken in, this might be of interest;
www.classiccartouring.co.nz/jaguarc-type.html

2010-09-23 05:59:14 | JF writes:

Original XKC003 restored between 1957 and 1960.
Registred in France since 1961.

FOR SALE

2010-09-23 07:22:16 | Roger writes:

I remain extremely skeptical.

The reproduction "data plate" shown here appears to be etched and it appears the typeface used for all of the wording is in Arial, based on the shape of the capital "R", "G", and the numeral "1". Arial was drawn in 1982.

Jaguar also never used a "J" like the one seen here on any data plate I've seen, especially as the shape of the "J" was part of their identity.

Many cars these days have repro data plates (indeed, I think many of the cars on this site have repro plates), but this one is pretty bad, and if someone is purporting a car to be original including the plate, look carefully.

2010-09-23 12:15:34 | terry mcgrath writes:

ID plate is a modern copy stamped last month - not even close.
It is hard to imagine that someone would fake up an entire c type and not even get the ID remotely correct the rest of the car is probably just as poor!
terry mcgrath

2011-01-10 12:41:09 | Bleasie writes:

And here it is again listed for sale 4th Jan 2011


www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C181640/

2011-01-20 05:45:46 | Pekka T. writes:

Simply amazing:

For sale is the first time the first C-Type that wins Le Mans in the hands of Peter Whitehead and Peter Walker.Vin number XKC 003!Complete history and much more pics on request.

:D LOL!

2011-02-07 15:39:43 | Phil Cottrell writes:

I have seen this car and have dozens of detailed shots,it is an early Proteus -- I know, I build them!!!

2011-05-18 13:29:26 | Phil Cottrell writes:

I now have copies of the "Alleged" regisration papers for this car they show date of 1st regisration as 7-9-1950 --- that's before the 1st cars were built in 1951, I also have the Italian sales papers dated 1997 and the French duty papers dated 21-5-1998, copies and photos available if required.

2012-06-25 13:18:13 | Andy Schmidt writes:

Tony Brown had commented here about the car's bonnet, wheels and possibly brakes:
www.finecars.cc/Community/Forums/tabid/83/aff/7/aft/74/afv/topic/afpgj/1/Default ...

2014-08-23 12:08:51 | Anonymous writes:

superb Tool Room copy for sale here :www.historiccars.fr/jaguar-type-c.html

2014-11-20 08:53:59 | Fritz writes:

Here she is again, now in the Netherlands

www.classicdriver.com/de/car/jaguar/c-type/1951/237010

2015-06-27 16:34:58 | Anonymous writes:

@ Fritz car is not in the netherlands but in France and is not original XKC003 but a tool room copy
car is sold By Historic Cars : www.historiccars.fr

2016-08-24 18:50:44 | PETER ZOBIAN writes:

I think I would like to buy this car. Any idea of a fair price? Current owner?

2016-09-10 14:40:25 | pauls writes:

From Jaguar Magazine 9/10/16
www.jaguarmagazine.com/jaguar-almost-won-monaco-grand-prix/

In 1952 Formula One racing was in the midst of turmoil and the fabled Monaco Grand Prix was run for sports cars that year. Jaguar had won Le Mans in 1951 for the only time with its new C-Type, and its star performer was young Stirling Moss - who had been spotted by Jaguar racing boss Lofty England, and contract to a factory for the first time in his career. The new C-Types at Le Mans were chassis 001, 002 and 003 - with 003 taking the victory. For Monaco Jaguar prepared its historic first XK120C (official title) chassis, and put Moss into the seat.

A private C-Type driven by Tommy Wisdom also raced in the event, but it was Moss and 001 which led the race throughout - until while rounding a fast corner Moss encountered this big pile-up! He couldn't avoid it - here is the moment of impact as he hit the fence holding back an already spooked crowd. Moss got the car going, and drove around the track to the pits only to retire. It was the last time XKC001 ever raced - so this is its last lap.

002 and 003 were also scrapped after racing at Le Mans in 1952 with the streamlined bodies, their fates depriving Jaguar of a massive slice of its growing history. A sad time, but there were more victories to come.

2016-12-31 12:58:45 | Anonymous writes:

@ monaco Moss was driving XKC003.. not 001

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