1982 Proteus Jaguar C type recreation, the chassis is clad with all aluminium panelling, doors and new (2004) aluminium bonnet with an original Jaguar badge. It was repainted in 2004 in British Racing Green with silver painted and stone chip treatment to the inside of wings and bonnet. A 3.8-litre unit from a 1963 E-type, the engine is coupled to a four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox with electrically operated overdrive. Breathing via Weber 45DCOE carburettors on new alloy inlet manifold, the motor incorporates Burton high-lift camshafts and balanced internals and produces 290bhp gross (approximately 250bhp net). Fewer than 2,500 miles have been covered since the engine and gearbox were rebuilt, making them nicely run-in. Other noteworthy features include a new hand-built alloy radiator to exact 1953 Le Mans specification; polished stainless steel exhaust manifold and similar silencer with dual tail pipes; 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 front suspension with new springs; live rear axle; 3.33:1 ratio limited-slip differential; Dunlop disc brakes all round; carbon fibre brake pads; new 16″ wire wheels shod with new Avon Turbospeed tyres; centre grille lamp; new battery and a tonneau cover.
The car was in for a minor correction detail to remove light to medium defects and restore the paint finish, the car had been repainted back in 2004 and was in good shape a few stone chips but overall good. We use a mixture of rupes and Gtechniq P1 which we mainly use on classic to offer the safest way to remove defects, the car was protected with Britemax Vantage wax.