Wed, 20th Apr 2016 13:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 68

1979 Proteus C-Type Evocation

Estimated at £48,000 - £54,000

Lot details
Registration No: YEN 97V
Chassis No: SAALP3CC304658
Mot Expiry: Jan 2017

- A very early example of the popular Proteus Jaguar C-Type Evocation

- Jaguar XJ6 4.2 based with manual transmission

- A wonderfully attractive and patinated motor car

We are very grateful to the vendor for supplying the following description:

It is believed that this car was built in the early 1980's, making this one of the first examples produced by Proteus. These early cars are widely regarded to be of a better quality than later cars. Finished in British Racing Green with black leather upholstery and green carpet inserts. The car is in very good overall condition, the bodywork, paint finish and interior are in keeping with a car of its age. There are one or two blemishes to the paintwork, however the 'patina' only adds to this cars charm and authenticity. It really is a lovely example. Owned and cherished for many years by a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) this car has been enjoyed when the weather permitted and has not been used in anger on circuits or hill climbs. Engine: Equipped with a 4.2 litre Jaguar straight six, and twin SU carburettors. This car performs very well indeed, it has been cared for with no regard to cost. These engines are inherently torquey. This, along with the overdrive system make this an astonishingly competent long distance tourer. Interior Detail: The interior is an accurate representation of an original C-Type, with period dials, switchgear and Moto-Lita 'Classic 4' steering wheel. The leather seats have subtly faded, resulting in a level of 'age' that suits the car perfectly. Suspension & Brakes: 'Spax' adjustable suspension front and rear. Disc brakes to the front provide very effective braking power. This stunning motorcar is to be sold complete with UK V5 logbook, an MOT certificate expiring January 2017, and a history file containing past invoices.

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