The original C-Type design was based on the hugely successful Jaguar XK120-C - the fastest production car of its time. The C-Type featured an all-new tubular chassis, clothed in the iconic and curvaceous lightweight aluminum body created by renowned aircraft and car designer Malcolm Sayer. One of the first engineers to apply principles of aircraft design to cars, he used pioneering wind-tunnel testing to shape the elegant and streamlined body of the C-Type and later the iconic D-Type and E-Type Jaguars.
The Proteus C-Type engineering team have taken the original iconic body shape and added the latest race-bred manufacturing design, materials and engineering tolerances. This includes an impressive and extremely reliable straight-six Jaguar 4.2 XK engine that, coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox and lightweight limited slip differential, generates over 260 BHP, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in 5.4 seconds. Authentic period design details and instruments include dials, wire wheels with spinners, Le Mans style fuel filler and leather bonnet straps.
The Proteus C-Type is a familiar sight at many of the world's most prestigious motorshows and classic rallies. At the Top Marques show in Monaco, shown here, it received acclaim for its style, quality and desirability. We're proud to say, HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited our display for an explanation and presentation of the Proteus C-Type.