A rare piece of history

Back in the 1950s, Jaguar built just 53 different “XK120C” models. This car would quickly gain a reputation as the company’s most popular car, helping it dominate the Le Man’s circuit and becoming the first car to average over 100 miles per hour. One of these legendary C-Type Jaguars will be available for purchase from the Pendine auction house.

After sitting in showrooms for a long time, where it was tested by screenwriter Jack Douglas, it was sold to racing driver David Fogg. Until 1962, when it ended up in the hands of engineer Frank Schierenbeck, it had changed several hands. There, it was for at least 30 years forgotten in Schierenbeck’s garage, until it finally regained its former glory after being completely restored.

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