The legendary Phil Hill’s son, Derek, drove the historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type, s/n XKC-007 to a C-Type auction world record, selling for $2,530,000 at RM’s Sports & Classics of Monterey event in California.
XKC-007 was one of the first C-Types delivered to North America. In 1952, a young Phil Hill – then just 25 – drove the car at Elkhart Lake to claim the C-Type’s first North American victory, before going on to achieve further success at Torrey Pines that same year.
“With over 85% of the 239 cars sold, including the very exciting 1952 Jaguar C-Type, and 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,” said Ian Kelleher, President & Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions.
“The global interest and enthusiasm in our 2009 Monterey event led to a packed sales room of active bidders each of the three evenings, and RM is confident that throughout the course of the next few days several other major transactions will take place and continue to elevate these numbers in excess of the anticipated pre-sale expectations,” Kelleher added.
Sports Car Digest will have complete coverage of RM’s sale once the numbers are final. Please stay tuned.
[Source: RM Auctions; picture credit, Darin Schnabel / RM Auctions]