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  • First Jaguar C-Type in North America sells for $2.5m
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    Will Davison
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First Jaguar C-Type in North America sells for $2.5m

The historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type, s/n XKC-007 has set an auction world record, selling for $2,530,000 at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event in California.

The XKC-007 was one of the first C-Types delivered to North America. In 1952, the legendary Phil Hill, aged just 25, drove the car to its first North American victory at Ekhart Lane.

Hill and the XKC-007 went on to achieve further success at Torrey Pines that same year.

"Over 85% of the 239 cars sold, including the very exciting 1952 Jaguar C-Type ... [with] a current sales total exceeding $34 million."

"We are pleased with the weekend's results which reflect our consistently strong sell-through performance year to date," Ian Kelleher, President & Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions, said in a statement.

Other top-sellers at the RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event included to other million-dollar race cars, according to the news website Classic Rallies.

A race-bred 1955 Aston Martin DB3S brought an impressive $1,980,000, and a stunning 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe sold for $1,430,000.

A further highlight was the sale of a factory-original 2005 Ford GT super car, offered on behalf of the Ford Motor Company.

It sold for $181,500 with some of the sale proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The 1952 Jaguar C-Type isn't the only Jaguar model to sell for a record price, recently.

A1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster sold for a record $192,500 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auction in August.


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    Will Davison
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