With classic cars being a high commodity we see a lot of collectors trying to make a good buck out if their most prized possessions. Just look at the record auction levels of Ferraris around the world.
By the way, there are those who were born pretty darn lucky. For example we have a guy here whose late father was a car aficionado who invested his money into running a small private museum of what are now rare and expensive classic cars. During the motorsport bonanza times of the late fifties and early sixties a Jaguar XK120c C-Type found itself a new owner after participating in numerous now classic races, including the Le Mans. With a British Racing Green hue and a functional 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine making out 220 hp, this roadster is now estimated to go under the hammer for about four million British pounds – which is close to six million bucks.
The interesting bit is that our guy in the story – someone named Guy Griffiths, acquired the car back in 1963 for the equivalent of $918 – which isn’t more than 20,000 dollars in today’s money. Now the owner of the car, his daughter, Penny Griffiths-Woodley, is going to make close to six million dollars without doing absolutely nothing. The Jaguar C-Type was only made in 45 examples, and only five are still out there. The unit we are telling you about is going to be sold at a Bonhams auction in Monte Carlo on May 13 and the house’s director, James Knight, recently commented “this is quite possibly the most original Jaguar-C Type in existence.”