To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The
Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.
- An exacting C-Type by Peter Jaye Engineering
- Among the most authentic and correct of its type
- Constructed in 1982 with an original 1956 XK 140 chassis and
- A participant in the Goodwood Revival in 2009
- Ideal for track use; a memorable driving experience
The C-Type offered here was completed in 1982 by the respected
Peter Jaye Engineering on the basis of an original 1956 XK 140,
chassis no. 804696. Peter Jaye of Wooton, Bedfordshire, is highly
regarded for building some of the most correct and authentic
reproduction C-Types using correctly modified original XK
platforms, exhaustively rebuilt to a correct standard, with
bodywork by RS Panels of Coventry.
At least five examples had been produced by the time the Peter Jaye
C-Types were reviewed in the July 1982 issue of Thoroughbred &
Classic Cars, in which Jeremy Coulter noted, "I must admit that I
forgot it wasn't an original C-Type once I'd installed myself."
Coulter also recounted Jaguar design and engineering director Sir
William Heynes's comment that the Jaye car was "much better than
original...We never had the time to make them look like this!"
The first two C-Types that were featured in the aforementioned
article, along with this car, the third such example built, were
originally destined for Sweden. This car later returned to England
in the hands of Ray Kent of Norfolk and was then acquired by
Raymond Greaves, for whom extensive mechanical work and sorting was
performed by the noted CKL Engineering and D-Type Developments for
track days at Goodwood in 2009 and 2010. This work included a
slight reworking of the interior to more comfortably accommodate a
larger driver, something that makes this an especially enjoyable
Today the C-Type's finishes are in beautiful condition, both inside
and out, with little evidence of wear other than under the hood
and, charmingly, on the bolsters and seams of the seats. It is
accompanied by a collection of invoices from previous ownership, as
well as expired UK registrations and other documentation.
This lovely C-Type was built to be used and enjoyed on the open
road-as its next owner should!To view this car and others currently
consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20