A lifetime of racing experience and over 1,000 man hours are invested in building each Proteus C-Type from scratch in our Coventry and Henley workshops. As with the original 1950s production models, every car is hand-built to the customer’s precise personal specifications. Colour, leather, trim, sports performance upgrades - everything is made just the way the customer likes it. No detail is overlooked, with each car being painstakingly hand-finished with our precision coach-working and the body alone taking 600 hours to construct before being sent for final assembly.
On the inside, the Proteus C-Type uses a full tubular steel chassis that's powder coated for long term protection, whilst the laser-cut inner panels combine lightness with outstanding rigidity and strength. On the outside, the body panels are created through the Superform process. This uses heat and air pressure to force the sheet aluminium into the specially created body moulds. This state-of-the-art technology is also used by high-performance manufacturers Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley for the flawless fit and finish it creates. The immaculate Dupont paint process is also in line with that used by Aston Martin and the customer is free to select any colour that takes their fancy for their new Proteus.
Final assembly and testing of each new Proteus C-Type takes place at our workshop at Hofmann's, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. The competition department ensures each new C-Type is road tested and finished to the highest performance and quality standards. We then provide every car with a comprehensive one-year mechanical warranty.
The beating heart of every Proteus C-Type is a completely re-mastered original Jaguar XK 4.2 litre engine. First introduced in 1949 and manufactured up to 1992, this classic engine is renowned for producing high levels of torque thanks to its advanced valve and cylinder head configuration. We select the latest model engine we can find, then piece-by-loving-piece re-build it to the most exacting modern standards using the latest precision technology, parts and motor racing expertise. The result is an authentic, growling and rasping Jaguar XK4.2 engine, running smoothly, reliably and powerfully under that iconic bonnet.