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Record Creation: Entered on 24 October 2008.

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Heritage Notes

Participated in the C & D-type reunion, Tennessee USA, an article at: www.southfloridajaguarclub.org/features/cdreunion.htm

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2010-10-28 12:41:20 | Pekka T. writes:

Sold new to Swedish Jaguar distributor Oscar Swahn. Leased to Curt Lincoln who used it in various races. In 1955 he finished 1st (1.OA) in Sportscar class over 2000cc in Eläintarhanajot (Djurgårdsloppet) in Helsinki Finland, 2nd was a Swedish Ferrari 250MM, 3rd MB 300SL also from Sweden. At the same race he came 2nd (2.OA) behind Michael Head (GB) in a D-type.

Can be seen on video in here:
yle.fi/elavaarkisto/

2011-01-16 11:42:49 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:
www.martini-racing.com/en/an-verkauf.html

Sellers description:
Top condition! Fia Pass Great historical successes (Tazio Nuvolari)'s behalf.
Green/green
Registered 7/1953
Chassis Nr. XKC044
Germany

2011-01-19 22:14:48 | Roger writes:

The car accepted as the genuine XKC044 is owned by a well-known Australian enthusiast and is not for sale (as of this date, according to marque experts). Be cautious about claims to the contrary.

2011-08-17 15:21:59 | pauls writes:

An Evocation replica was at Coy's auction in 2011. Unfortunately given the XKC044 VIN in Germany. Posted here as a warning, there is a legally registered XKC replica using the VIN XKC044.
www.coys.co.uk/auction.php

Auction description:
Lot 215 - 1953 Jaguar XK 120 / C-Type Evocation - FIA Papers
Estimate: €115,000 - €130,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: XKC044

It was inevitable that with just 53 C-Types being manufactured there would be an enormous shortfall in the demand for such cars. Consequently this immortal design has been the subject of a myriad of attempts to copy it and this is just one such example.

The car on offer is a rare beast indeed and is probably the closest you can buy short of an original C-Type with its stratospheric prices. According to the previous owner who commissioned the assembly of the car, he purchased a chassis and an original 3.4 Litre engine block from the Beaulieu Autojumble in 1999.

To match the chassis with the engine, the car has then been given the chassis number XKC044 and as such has been identified in the German registration documents as well as in the 2005 FIA papers.
A new aluminium body was commissioned and the work carried out by Shape Craft engineering on an original C-Type jig. The rebuild and restoration was carried out by German specialists Classic Garage of Diessen, Bavaria from 2000 to 2005 and the car was subsequently road registered with Historic papers in Germany and received a FIA Pass in 2005/2006. Testament to the workmanship of its builders, XKC044 has never missed a beat despite numerous outings on such exclusive events as the Donau Classic 2006, the Alpen Classic 2007, the Edelweiss Classic 2009, Nuvolari 2010 and has already been accepted for the Ennstal Classic this year. Neither accidents nor any technical issues have been reported.
Well known in Jaguar circles, this car is often referred to as the "parallel" car due to the exact specification and large numbers of original parts used. Not to be confused with lesser offerings.

Dieser Wagen ist von einer dem Original in nur wenigen Punkten nachstehenden Authenzität. So ging der vorherige Besitzer, der die Arbeiten in Auftrag gab, von einem Chassis und einem originalen 3.4 Liter Motorblack aus, den er auf dem Beaulieu Autojumble im Jahre 1999 erwarb. Eine neue Aluminium-Karrosserie wurde bei der englischen Fa. Shape Craft Engineering in Auftrag gegeben, die hierzu eine originale C-Type Holzform nutzen konnte. Das Auto wurde im Anschluß an seine Fertigstellung durch Classic Garage in Diessen mit historischem Kennzeichen zugelassen und erhielt 2005/2006 die FIA-Papiere. Um das Chassis dem Motorblock anzupassen, wurde dieser Jaguar von der deutschen Zulassungsstelle als Chassis-Nr. XKC044 identifiziert. Nach Angaben des vorherigen Besitzers funktionierte der Wagen selbst auf zahlreichen Rallyeeinsätzen wie z.B. der Donau Classic 2006, der Alpen Classic 2007, der Edelweiss Classic 2009 und der Nuvolari 2010 einwandfrei und wurde bereits für die Ennstal Classic dieses Jahr akzeptiert.

Dieser Jaguar ist in Jaguar-Kreisen gut bekannt und wird oft als das „Parallel-Auto" bezeichnet, da es so exakt gebaut wurde und viele Originalteile besitzt. Dieser Wagen ist mit anderen Repliken des C-Type nicht zu vergleichen.

2012-11-06 12:54:16 | Pekka T. writes:

Correcting my own entry, the second owner, Arne Fredlund, was the son if Swedish distributor Åke Fredlund, thus some confusion there, but the early history is otherwise pretty clear. The car finished 1st overall in one class and 2nd (after Michael Head in XKD406) in another class in another start in May 1955. After that the car was no longer seen in Finland!

2014-07-27 16:49:35 | pauls writes:

Eläintarhanajo 8.5.1955, Driven by: Curt Lincoln (SF) Result: winner.

2014-09-01 04:07:57 | Pekka T. writes:

Hi Paul! Yes, winner in one race in "production sports cars >2000cc" class, but came second behind Michael Head in XKD406 in another race in the "big" class, open class >2000cc. As if the C was a production car, but sometimes just saying it was "XK120 C" like "Competition" was worth a trophy and a place in the highest podium! :)

2015-03-09 07:49:21 | PekkaT. writes:

Hi, again correcting my own writing: the car was seen racing elsewhere in Finland too. The next year, 1956 May 10th XKC044 raced again in Eläintarhanajot (Djurgårdsloppet) in Helsinki, Finland and was 4th OA driven by Väinö MIettinen. The car also participated in an ice race in Porvoo (Borgå) Finland on March 17th 1957, where XKD530 driven by Curt Lincoln won a class of "Sports cars with spiked tires" but we do not know the class nor the result for XKC044 in that race. Some photos survive. Apparently the car then returned to Sweden, and had all the time been registered in Sweden. It had been entered into the 1957 Eläintarhanajot race in Helsinki by driver Holger Laine, but it did not take part in qualification and was not seen in that race at all.

2015-03-10 06:42:43 | Pekka T. writes:

Ok, now thanks to Kari T.T. we do know that in the ice race in Porvoo (Borgå) Finland on March 17th 1957 there were only two cars in the class "Sports cars with spiked tires" and Curt Lincoln won with XKD530 and Carl-Otto Bremer came second with XKC044. :)

2015-07-27 23:24:20 | pauls writes:

The apparent replica is now offered at:
www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/c-type/1953/308928

Sellers description:
Year of manufacture 9/1953
Mileage 5 120 mi / 8 240 km
Chassis number XKC 044
Engine number 1049
Drive RHD
Condition Used
Exterior brand colour British Racing Green
Interior colour Green

A very special C-TYPE which has been restored and built with original Jaguar C-TYPE engine and chassis parts. This car has chassis number XKC 044. It was built up in Germany by specialists Classic Garage in Diessen during the years 2000 - 2005. A chassis part with documentation from XKC 044 and an original engine block was purchased from the Beaulieu Autojumble in 1999. A new aluminium body was commissioned and built by Clive Smart at Shapecraft Classic Motor Bodies in the UK. It has a Moss gearbox, drum brakes and 2 SU carburetors, as delivered in 1953. The engine with its engine number E1049 is claimed to be from XKC 050.
We know that the car does not have matching numbers and we have to inform that there is another C-Type in the US with the same chassis number. However, this car has been approved by German and Norwegian registration authorities as a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 C with chassis number 044 and first registration date 01.07.1953.
The car has Historic Technical Passport, confirming correct specifications and all official documentation confirms the vehicle identity as XKC 044.
With FIA papers and participation in several classic car races, this car is a unique opportunity.

2015-07-30 10:19:21 | terry mcgrath writes:

"The apparent replica is now offered at: "
say it like it is this Fake, Forgery, Replica but certainly not the real thing in anyway shape or form.
Obviously the German and Norwegian registration authorities do not know what they are looking at and presented with a Fake, Forgery, Replica have taken it at face value.
The car can never be XKC044 and if the people selling it thought it was the price would have another zero on the end of it!

2016-05-13 05:57:19 | Pekka T. writes:

Hi, who took the photos of the real car now in Australia? It would be good to date them if possible. I have some recently found race photos from 1956 and 1957 from Finland in case the owner is interested?

2016-07-31 00:22:10 | pauls writes:

Replica (fake) now apparently for sale in the UK at:

www.classicmobilia.com/Pages/JaguarCType.aspx

Classicmobilia

Keith Riddington

1 Farjeon Court

MK7 8RE MILTON KEYNES

2016-07-31 01:34:36 | terry mcgrath writes:

www.classicmobilia.com/Pages/JaguarCType.aspx


same fake different vendor, different country

Obviously the German and Norwegian registration authorities do not know what they are looking at and presented with a Fake, Forgery, Replica have taken it at face value.

The car can never be XKC044 and if the people selling it thought it was, the price would have another zero on the end of it!

2016-08-05 19:57:51 | Fritz writes:

You are all right, all of the photos except the old race photos are all from the fake, evocation, recreation or whatever they call it. I wonder what the real 044 looks like.

2020-03-05 12:22:35 | Terry Larson writes:

To clear up any misinformation: XKC 044 was in my care for many years and participated on our annual C & D Type Tour each year it was with me. Since it left my care in AZ. it has been stored in NZ and has been owned by the same Australian collector since 1996. I have attached photos I took of the car while it was here with me. Any other car making claim to this identity needs to provide documentation or, as Terry McGrath says, it is a fake.

2020-09-27 14:26:01 | pauls writes:

Thanks Terry!!!

2021-01-15 06:54:38 | Dino Milic-Jakovlic writes:

Just found a nice pic of Stockholm traffic with XKC044... Hope link will work.


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