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We are delighted to offer this magnificent, 1960 period Jaguar C Type onto the market. ADX 10 is one of those very special, carefully built recreations that appears remarkably correct with an aged, original but super high-quality feel. Not only does it look and feel absolutely right, it is incredible to drive with outstanding performance and sound. Looking into the history of this car, its quite simple to see why the car is indeed so exceptionally well built with such attention to detail. The car was built in the 1980’s by a professional engineer and Proteus founder Jim Marland. The C Type stayed with just the one owner for over thirty years and being an early Proteus car, has added distinguished provenance and is without doubt a highly desirable car that was built next to an original C Type example in order to ensure the exact look and driving experience.
The C Type chassis was built with as an exact copy of the original both dimensionally and in its construction, the bodyshell built to perfection with exact moulds taken from the original car. All internal bodywork is aluminium including cockpit and bulkhead, alloy louvres and mounting points are present and the underside alloy. The engine is a correct 3.4 Jaguar unit with Rob Beere Racing 9:1 Powertune 3.4 pistons and standard bearings and performance is further enhanced with modified cams, ported head and original C Type exhaust manifolds and high capacity sump. The engine is exceptional with ferocious power, superb oil pressure and the four-speed moss gearbox with overdrive makes for a wonderful long distance touring car. The Jaguar boasts the correct rear suspension, disc brakes, shocks all round, live rear axle and special order front and rear offset C Type hubs to enable fitting of the correct 16" C-Type wheels. This wonderful creation has all correct instrumentation and switch gear, C Type steering wheel, hand made cloth covered wiring loom from the original suppliers, correct fixing straps, fuse boxes, light unit and bonnet locks making this such a correct period looking example.
In May 2019 the Jaguar was taken to Guy Broad for over £6,000 of work that included rebuilding the cylinder head with new valve guides, new springs, cam bearings plus skimming and polishing. All pedals and fittings were removed and re-fitted to a more forward position for a more comfortable driving position, push rods were re-manufactured and the accelerator re made as a cable operation conversion. Finally the engine was tuned, treated to an engine oil change and correct number plate painting attended too. As result, the C Type is now ready to go, fully prepared, driving superbly and ready to tour the UK and Europe. ADX 10 comes with a detailed history file but most importantly, this carefully prepared car looks and drives like a true, genuine C Type, something today that is incredibly difficult to achieve.