Car Catcher: An Early Proteus Replica Jaguar C-Type

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Founded in the 1980s, Proteus Sports & Racing Cars made a name for itself through its replicas of the Jaguar C-type, which earned many racing accolades—most notably two 24 Hours of Le Mans wins.

Where original C-types were built by combining the powertrain of the XK120 with a tube-frame chassis, this particular Proteus C-type replica is based on a 1966 Jaguar Mk II, though it's fitted with a 3.8-liter inline-six.

Said to be one of the earliest replicas built by Proteus, this Jaguar was owned by collector Michael Banfield for over 25 years. The current cosigned acquired the car in 2014.

Reported to be “fully repainted and retrimmed” as well as “ready to drive and enjoy,” this 1966 Jaguar C-type replica by Proteus is available through RM Sotheby’s upcoming Open Roads, April auction. Expected selling price is $75,600-$103,000.

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