This Jaguar C-Type Was Made For Mulsanne

Petrolicious:: “If you had told me when I was 16 years old that someone would throw me the keys to their works Lightweight Le Mans Jaguar C-Type, I would have told you that you were absolutely crazy…but that’s exactly what happened,” says David Swig, an RM Sotheby’s car specialist.

This 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953, and is the second of only three “Works Lightweight” cars built by Jaguar.

To be offered by RM Sotheby’s at the company’s Monterey sale in August, Swig recently had the opportunity to take the car out to gather some on-road driving impressions.

“No less than five Le Mans-winning drivers of this period have sat behind the wheel of this car,” Swig says, “which almost give you goosebumps.

About RocknRoland

Born and raised in Malmo, Sweden. Graduated with a business degree from the University of Lund. Started US subsidiary of listed Swedish business, and run it for 15 years. Owned and operated a US business, Elvex Corporation, for 18 years, Sold the business and retired in February 2012. Married to wife Kerstin for 40 years. We have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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