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  C-Type British Racing Green
 Open Two Seater 
 Right Hand Drive 
United StatesUnited States


Record Creation: Entered on 18 October 2008.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits


Heritage Notes

Also fitted with engines E1054 and E1052

Photos of XKC012

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Detail Photos: Other (2)

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2008-10-18 00:20:27 | Lofty writes:

Car is related to XKC047, which crashed; parts were mingled and XKC012 was renumbered to become XKC047, however, some original parts remained and were eventually rebuilt.

2011-05-19 09:36:04 | pauls writes:

Once owned by Ton Groskritz.

2011-09-06 09:49:07 | Anton writes:

please see JEC Mag June 2011 issue for more details

2014-08-12 19:31:46 | terry mcgrath writes:

There is in fact a lot more to the story on XKC012 and still a lot more to be correctly established.
Factory documentation does support XKC012 as being the car the factory prepared for Lemans 1954 and therefore in theory the car that crashed but this isn't necessarily exactly what happened.
What is almost 100% the case is that at some point the original body shell painted yellow from XKC047 that ran at Lemans 1953 has finished up on chassis XKC011 and the current owner has agreed with this.
As it turns out it was XKC011 that originally had the vents in the door and LH side and it is this bodyshell that did run at Lemans 1954 being a green shell with yellow stripe that is now fitted to chassis XKC012
later stamped by the factory XKC047. The owner of XKC011 has also agrees with this.
Establishing what has happenned completey may or may not ever be discovered.
If any person wants to contact me I can provide copies of all documentation etc
regards terry

2016-01-15 12:57:25 | terry mcgrath writes:

The history on the 3 cars XKC011, XKC012 and XKC047 is very close to being completely solved and the actual story will amaze you. As they say "Fact is stranger than fiction"

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