Rare C-Type Jaguar that made history at the 1953 Le Mans raced by Ecurie Ecosse set to become the most expensive British car ever auctioned and sell for £7million.
The stunning Jaguar was the second of three factory lightweight works cars built by Jaguar for the 1953 motorsport season.
Jaguar took first, second and fourth spot at Le Mans that year, the C-Type’s position as one of the greatest race cars.
Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart are some of the stars that drove the car – known as XKC 052 – to fourth place at Le Mans.
It is also one of the rarest, with just 53 built, and they rarely come onto the open market That is why the Values have risen sharply.This model is expected to sell for around £7 million when it is auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at its California sale in August.
This will make it the most expensive British car ever sold at auction, with only classic Ferraris and Mercedes generally selling for more.