XKC 052 en route to 4th overall at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. The XKC 052 Jaguar. See SWNS story SWJAGUAR: A legendary Jaguar raced at Le Mans could become the most expensive British car sold at auction by selling for more than £7 MILLION. This stunning C-Type was the second of three factory lightweight works cars built by Jaguar for the 1953 motorsport season. Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart drove the car – known as XKC 052 – to fourth place at Le Mans.The two racing drivers managed to complete 297 laps of the French racetrack – averaging an incredible 103mph. And with Jaguar taking first, second and fourth spot at Le Mans that year, the C-Type’s position as one of the greatest race cars was cemented. *** Local Caption *** Byline – RM Sothebys/SWNS.com

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