2007 Jaguar Proteus C-type review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 22 March 2007 , 20:03:05 byAlina

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Jaguar Proteus C-type

Enduro Cars sports car manufacturer acquired Proteus Cars. It lasted in front of the field for 21 years, in which managed to re-create so many sports cars like, for example, the Jaguar C-Type. It is well known for its dedication, quality and attention to detail. At the 2006 International Historic Motorsport Show, Enduro launched the all-aluminum C-Type replica as a lot of units were sold in different countries like, Portugal, UK, Germany, Belgium and the US. Proteus Cars will make a coupe version of the C-Type Jaguar soon, after the Race Retro show in 2007. This will actually be the first Coupe-version of the C-Type. Both brands will be represented at the exhibition and the Proteus name will be reserved for fully-built, factory-warranted cars and the sale of any other body and chassis units.

Prototype design for 'C-Type' Coupe to feature at Race Retro

Proteus Cars has been acquired by rival sports car manufacturer Enduro Cars. For 21 years Proteus has been a leader in the field of re-creation sports cars, such as its renowned Jaguar C-Type, and is synonymous the world over with quality and attention to detail. Enduro's all aluminium C-Type replica was launched to much acclaim at the 2006 International Historic Motorsport Show, since when examples have been sold in the UK, US, Belgium, Germany and Portugal.

Proteus relaunch at Race Retro 2007

One year on, Enduro are privileged to be the main show sponsor of Race Retro (the 2007 International Historic Motorsport Show - Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, March 23-25) and will use the opportunity to relaunch the prestigious Proteus name.

Both Proteus and Enduro brands will be represented at the exhibition, as from hereon the Proteus name will be reserved for fully-built, factory-warranted cars and the sale of any other body and chassis units, while the Enduro moniker will be used for the retailing of any separate mechanical components.

Design for 'Jaguar C-Type' Coupe to be unveiled

Jaguar never made a Coupe version of the C-Type, but there will be a Proteus one if the public react positively to the stunning half scale model that will also be displayed at the show. Said Chairman Matt Beverley, "Where there has been the choice of both Roadster and Coupe versions of a sports car (eg Jaguar XK 120, 140, 150, and E-Type), many have opted for the Coupe, if for no other reason than it offers added protection from the elements. It will be very interesting to see people's reaction to the car Jaguar never built."

The stand at Race Retro will be staffed by representatives of Proteus Cars Ltd.