Jaguar C type By realm. Brand new. (2012)

£58,000

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Description

1951 Jaguar C type Replica.

Chassis number REM19026320052012
Registration number: 4BCX
Brand New Condition.

The C-Type was powered by a tuned version of the 3.4-litre engine from the contemporary XK120, initially producing some 205bhp in SU carburettor form, but rising to 230bhp with Weber carbs fitted. The lightweight tubular chassis was designed by Bob Knight and the aerodynamic body by Malcolm Sayer. Only 52 C-Types were made in total before it was replaced by the D-Type in 1954 and if you could ever find one for sale it would cost you in excess of £2m to secure it.

This particular car is a painstaking recreation of an original C-Type, based on a kit by Realm Engineering, that has been meticulously built by the engineer owner over a period of seven years, the whole process documented in a large file of bills and photographs. The car was finally completed this year.

Much of the running gear comes from the donor vehicle, a 1977 Jaguar XJ6 4.2, but the engine has been fully rebuilt by Jaguar specialists VSE at vast cost and fitted with the correct cam covers with embossed C-Type badging. A high-torque starter motor has also been fitted along with a tubular stainless steel exhaust and all-new brake and suspension parts. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual.

The GRP bodywork is superb and has been treated to a top quality paint job in British Racing Green. The finish is excellent with none of the rippling or bubbling that often afflicts GRP paintwork. The seats have been professionally trimmed in green leather and Willans safety harnesses fitted for an authentic race car appearance, while a black crackle-finish dash, a MotaLita woodrim steering wheel and an alloy Monza fuel filler cap complete the period look. A battery cut-off switch is fitted to the right of the driver and a Laserline immobiliser has also been discreetly installed to keep thieves at bay.

The car rides on a set of new 16” painted wire wheels with chromed Jaguar spinners, all shod with new Avon TurboSteel tyres, 185 wide and V-rated to cope with the high speeds of which the car is capable. A spare wheel and wheel changing kit are housed in a lockable compartment behind the rear number plate. The car has been professionally 4-wheel aligned to keep it tracking straight and true.

A full tonneau cover is also included with a removable chrome centre bar to keep it taut when fitted. The period 4 BCX number plates are also included and the car is registered as a 2012 Realm Engineering C-Type Jaguar on the V5C.

Since the build was completed the car has only covered some 800 miles and drives superbly. The engine fires up instantly & emits a spine tingling rasp from the side exit exhaust. Acceleration is instant & huge. We have resisted the temptation to run it hard as it is still being run in, but suffice to say 120MPH comes up instantly with plenty more to come.

Built to the highest possible standards and MOTd and taxed until June, this fabulous C-Type recreation needs nothing other than a new owner behind the wheel.

A gallery of large high resolution pictures may be viewed at our web page by clicking the "More Pictures" button.

Be sure to view image in "Original" format if you wish for a close up view. Menu is to right of picture.

Office 01442 236711

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07853 226940

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Towers Rd,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST
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Specs

Essentials

  • Mileage: 800
  • Year: 2012
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

Details

  • Engine size (Litres): 4.2

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07967260673
or 07853226940

Vintage & Prestige Automobiles Ltd.

Essex, , United Kingdom

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