$3M Jaguar Racer to be Auctioned in Monterey
This C-Type is one of just 53 examples built and one of the first delivered to the United States.
In 1952, the vehicle was shipped to New York and was immediately driven to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where it made its competitive racing debut. It was an important part of Jaguar’s racing history when the World Champion driver, Phil Hill, drove it to victory in the Sheldon Cup.
The car displays Phil Hill's signature and retains its original, numbers matching engine.
Several Ferraris are also offered at the auction, including:
- a 1967 275 GTB/4 - estimated at $800,000 - $900,000
- a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder - estimated at $800,000 - $900,000
- a rare 1952 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta (one of just six examples built) - estimated at $600,000 - $800,000.
Also up for sale at the event are:
- a 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost LE Tourer - estimated at $700,000 - $900,000
- a 1937 Rolls-Royce PIII Henley Roadster - estimated at $750,000 - $900,000
- a one-of-a-kind 1931 Miller V16 - estimated at $600,000 - $1 million
- a 1927 Miller 91 rear drive - estimated at $400,000 - $650,000
- a 1910 Thomas Flyer 6-70 7P Touring - estimated at $700,000 - $800,000
- a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 'Scuderia Filipinetti' Le Mans Racing Car - estimated at $500,000 - $700,000.