London is already going to be seeing a beautiful Pagani Zonda R at this year’s Automobiles of London event held by RM Auctions on October 27th, but one rare vehicle isn’t enough for the auction house. In fact, the very rare 1952 Jaguar C-Type is expected to fetch even more than the Pagani ; theJaguar is expected to bring in $3.7 million. Predicting such a high return on this classic may sound a little ridiculous to some, but this vehicle has an incredible history. This 1952 Jaguar was driven by Masten Gregory, who came out victorious at the Golden Gate Nationals.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, said: "Specifically designed to win the Le Mans 24 hour race, the legendary C-Type Jaguar is one of the most desirable sports racing cars ever built."
The C-Type features a 210 bhp, 3,442 cc double overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine with two SU carburetors mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It has an independent front suspension with upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and hydraulic dampers, live rear axle with trailing arms, a ‘double-action’ torsion bar, and a torque reaction member. The final features are the hydraulic dampers and four-wheel Lockhead hydraulic drum brakes.
Stay tuned for more details surrounding the star-packed event in London on October 27th!