|3.4 XK120||Battleship Grey|
|Drop Head Coupe||Grey|
|Right Hand Drive||Gunmetal|
|PJ Evans, Birmingham, UK|
|May 1954||United Kingdom|
|1962||British Racing Green|
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Local Dealer Archer’s (Shirley) Ltd, Birmingham
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2011-07-03 15:23:16 | Lofty writes:
Bonhams, Les Grandes Marques à Monaco, 10 May 2008.
Jaguar C-Type Lynx
Estimate: €125,000 - 200,000
The car we offer today is the very first C-Type replica built by Lynx and comes with a letter signed by company co-founder, Chris Keith-Lucas, who recalls that he personally made the entire chassis and aluminium body. Lynx C-Type chassis number '76-01' was built using a 1954 XK120 (registered 'PAC 479' in the UK) as donor car and retains that vehicle's chassis number, '667252'. The tubular chassis frame was constructed to a jig made off a genuine Jaguar C-Type ('XKC 006'), which was being restored by Lynx at the same time. It is therefore very accurate except that the joints are bronze welded, rather than arc welded like the original, as this was felt to be a stronger method.
The engine and ancillaries are to original C-Type specification, complete with the correct 2" sand-cast SU carburettors, special late C-Type three-piece sump casting, correct radiator and genuine C-Type exhaust manifold. The gearbox is an XK overdrive type with a special C-Type top cover. In his letter, Mr Keith-Lucas recalls that the gearbox was modified to make overdrive available on all gears, effectively giving a choice of two sets of final drive ratios. A section of chassis was cut out to accommodate the larger casing.
Described as 'slightly hybrid', the front suspension uses E-Type torsion bars rather than C-Type, XK150 disc brakes (but the correct upper wishbones) and the very special C-Type steering rack. The rear suspension is accurate apart from the disc brake conversion, while the fuel tank is also an exact copy of the C-Type 45-gallon Le Mans long range tank. Lynx also took pains to ensure that the seats, dashboard, instruments, mirror, steering wheel and so on were completely correct.
The car's first owner was well known collector, Mr Tony Charnock of London, who owned a number of other interesting cars at that time, including a couple of original D-Types and a beautifully original XK120. Lynx commenced building the car for him around 1974 and finished it in 1976. Mr Charnock kept the C-Type for a number of years and around 1980 it was displayed at the Essen Motor Show where it gained first prize in the coachbuilding competition. In about 1981/82 Lynx sold '76-01' to famous Swiss collector Yves Stotlz of Neuchatel. After Mr Stotlz's death the car was bought by a garage in the same area and then sold by them in 1999 to well known marque specialist Aldo Vinzio of Jaguar Tradition in Geneva. The current owner fell in love with the C-Type and bought the car having followed it home from the Le Mans Classic in 2006.
Nicely patinated and presented in generally good condition, the C-Type benefits from an engine rebuild carried out by Kallen SA in 2000, since when fewer than 10,000 kilometres have been covered. It is offered with the relevant invoice, the aforementioned correspondence, expired MoT (1982-83), FIVA Identity Card and Swiss Permis de Circulation.