Jaguar C-X75 'Spectre' Chassis 001
Chassis no. 24001 is the first of the four stunt cars built and served as a ‘pod car’. In order for the actors to focus on their reactions and facial close-ups, driving duties for such shots were relegated to a secondary pilot who sat in a pod mounted on the roof. Because it served in this capacity, this stunt C-X75 endured far less brutal driving than the other three stunt cars, though all of them survived the shoot, a tribute to Williams’s build quality.
Following filming, the cars were returned to Williams and serviced and refitted with parts as needed, and this car’s V-8 engine was completely rebuilt. Chassis no. 24001 was then utilized for Spectre promotions, even being shipped to Mexico in late 2015 for an appearance at the Mexican Grand Prix. The Williams-Martini team driver Felipe Massa then test-drove the C-X75 to his heart’s content, demonstrating how easily the stunt car could be pushed into slides and leave rubber doughnuts on the tarmac.
In May 2016 Jaguar sold the C-X75 to the consignor, a British collector who had served as a consultant to the manufacturer and therefore received personal consideration. The car has only been gently driven since, accruing a handful of miles while being displayed at a small number of events, including twice at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, once at the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb, and once each at the esteemed Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance and the 2019 Silverstone Classic.
This James Bond film car is the rawest expression of the C-X75, a remarkable model that never saw full production, and may be considered a spiritual stablemate of such rare Jaguars as the XKSS and XJ13. The car has recently been serviced at Williams as needed, including the installation of a new clutch. The interior remains fascinatingly unfinished, lacking panelling and upholstery, but still fitted with Recaro sport seats, the hydraulic handbrake, and a host of race-car-style dash buttons, including a knob to adjust the AP Racing brakes. Documented with a Bill of Sale including an SVO spec sheet and a copy of the Spectre production call sheet for filming, this unique C-X75 offers an unparalleled opportunity to acquire one of Jaguar’s rarest and most inspiring creations, complete with the provenance of use in the legendary James Bond franchise.
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