1965 and a new Vauxhall Victor 101 De Luxe would nudge a top speed of 80MPH and accelerate to 60MPH in 20secs.
Meanwhile the Jensen Brothers launch their final iteration of the C-V8 the Mk111 6.3 Litre with a top Speed of 140MPH and a 0-60 MPH of 7.5 seconds.
Motor Magazine recorded a top Speed of 136MPH for the 5.9 Litre C-V8 in July 63, the 6.3 Litre boasted another 30 BHP plus improved torque. Talking of torque, the 3 speed Torqueflite automatic box was both smooth and reliable, making the C-V8 a true GT “Supercar” of its era.
Only 180 MK111’s were built, these handmade GT’s being more than twice the price of a Jaguar MK11 3.4 Litre.
Disc brakes all around, adjustable dampers settings (selectaride), rack and pinion steering and a near 50/50 weight distribution, ensured that the C-V8 was as nimble and secure as it was fast.
FUH10C underwent a full body restoration and mechanical overhaul which started in 2000 and was completed in 2004. The owner at that time has kept a detailed record with supporting invoices of the parts purchased, together with some photographic records of the restoration process.
Mileage since has been minimal, with the being kept in a heated garage as part of a car collection since 2012.
The car will be given a service before release and of course any inspection is welcome.