Automobile - - Contents - By Rory Jur­necka

RM Sotheby’s Icons in New York closed out 2017 in grand style.

Just 53 Jaguar C-types were ever built, and this ex­am­ple, chas­sis 007, is said to be not only the first de­liv­ered to the U.S. but also the first C-type to win a race in the U.S., cour­tesy of driver Phil Hill. The C-type was a se­ri­ous race car in its day and could be con­sid­ered a heavy re­vi­sion of the XK120 road car with its up­dated straight-six en­gine, tube-frame con­struc­tion, and new stream­lined body­work by Mal­com Say­ers. C-types such as this put Jaguar back on the map in in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, thanks in part to its two over­all vic­to­ries at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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