The famed C-Type Jaguar XKC 011 driven by Sir Stirling Moss at Le Mans, the Goodwood 9 Hours, the Mille Miglia and the British Empire Trophy Race on the Isle of Man will go up for auction next year. In addition to it being a memorable occasion when such an iconic car goes up for auction, this event will likely mark a milestone for prices paid as the car is expected by many estimates to reach the £5,000,000 mark, which is about $7.55 million at today’s exchange rate.
After being sold by Jaguar into private hands and club raced, C-Type XKC011 went into the current owner’s family in 1963. It has remained there ever since, over 50 years, and his been maintained in original condition.
The auction of the C-Type, which is only the first car to be consigned for this event, will be conducted by Bonhams on May 13th in Monaco. The sale will take place at Monaco’s Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel.
James Knight, Bonhams Group motoring director, said: “This very special sports-racing car is not only an ex-Stirling Moss ex-works team entry, it is also in wonderfully original condition, and is offered direct from the family that has owned it for 52 years. Research indicates the car is fully original, remaining unrestored since it left the works team in 1955.”