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PROTEUS C-Type replica 1971 (1971) SOLD
Whilst the front suspension was very similar to that of the XK120 the rear was completely redesigned and the braking was ultimately improved (for 1953) via the innovative four disc brake arrangement, and the exhaust valves were enlarged. These modifications along with many more resulted in a power output of a little over 200bhp.
The C-Types were completed in time to compete in the 1951 Le Mans 24hr. At one point in the race the Jaguars held first, second and third place and it was only mechanical teething issues that prevented that from being the final result.
With such an iconic marque as the Jaguar C-Type it was inevitable that companies would seek to produce recreations. The highest quality of these recreations was offered by Proteus. The company was established in 1985 by Jim Marland in Lancashire and they are still in existence today. Proteus offer bodywork in either GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) or the far more expensive aluminium.
The Proteus C-Type offered at Hofmann’s is a recreation of an early 1950’s car. SCG698 was built by Proteus themselves and featured on their 1990 Motorshow stand. Built around a powder coated Proteus tubular steel space frame with floor and bulkhead panels riveted and bonded together. The GRP bodywork houses a Le Mans style fuel filler. The windscreens fitted offer a full wrap around Perspex screen with Mille Miglia cut outs and twin Brooklands “Aero” type screens behind.
The engine is a highly tuned and modified 4.2 litre Jaguar unit reconditioned by Sigma Engineering. It has a Kenlowe fan and bespoke clean oil filtration system and oil radiator. This in turn offers a car capable of coping with all modern traffic conditions and offers great oil pressure when hot and cold. Carburation is supplied by twin 2 inch HD8 SU carburettors fitted to a modified inlet manifold. Transmission is supplied by means of a four speed Jaguar gearbox with overdrive on fourth.
The front suspension uses the wishbones and uprights from an XJ6 with powder coated adapter brackets and adjustable dampers and coil springs. The rear suspension again adopts XJ6 independent technology including anti-squat geometry and limited slip, Powerlok differential.
The wheels are 16” wires with knock on race spinners.
SCG698 is finished in traditional Ecurie Ecosse Blue with Blue leather upholstery and matching carpets. The car is supplied with full tonneau cover and full set of period C-Type instruments.
This 1990 reconstruction is offered for sale having covered approximately 20,000 miles and comes supplied with a desirable current V5 registration document dated the 1st of August 1971 making it road tax exempt. SCG698 will be supplied with a comprehensive file of invoices for work carried out throughout its life. All previous MOT certificates supplied back to production.
As with all our vehicles the car will go through a comprehensive presales inspection prior to a new owner taking delivery.
All vehicles supplied through Hofmann’s have funding options available and part exchanges are welcome.
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine layout: Front Engined
- Engine size (Litres): 4.2
- Cylinders: 6
- Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
- Mileage: 20,000
- Year: 1971
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Convertible
- Transmission type: Manual
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Blue