1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight To Be Auctioned

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The Jaguar that finished fourth at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans—Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight is to be auctioned this August.

The car will go under the hammer at the RM Sotheby's Monterey Auction, scheduled to take place on the 13th to 15th of August.

This fine Jaguar is the second of the three built by Lightweight Works that was built keeping the 1953 Le Mans race in mind.

Separating these three Jaguar C-Types from other C-Types are thin gauge aluminium bodywork, powerful Weber carburettors, a three plate clutch, fully synchronised gearbox and an aircraft fuel balder made of rubber.

Chassis number 051 took the win during the 1953 Le Mans, while chassis number 053 came second and this one that is to be auctioned bearing the chassis number 052 finished fourth.

After changing numerous owners, this car was with Martin Morris for over 30 years. The car underwent a two-year restoration process and has been participating in a few selected rallies and tours.

So what is the asking price? Pre auction estimates say that this car will fetch anywhere between USD 9 to 11 million.

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