|1953 RGS Atalanta Jaguar C Type Race Car
First owner: Dick Shattock
RGS Atalanta Jaguar 1953 C Type Race Car. UKL 852 (Registration Number). Open cockpit, British Racing Green with Fly Yellow Stripe Theme. All aluminum alloy body,
aluminum alloy rear differential. unit. Green Leather interior. 16” wire wheels. De-dion style rear end with independent front & rear suspension. The mechanical aspects of the
suspension were way ahead of its era. Triple HD8 SU carburetors (Triple H8 SU were originally used). 12 Volt positive ground. Le Mans filler cap (petrol). Original Rey-Dot
mirrors. This car belongs in a museum or is the perfect vintage race car that will run with the best, can be entered in the most thrilling of all vintage racing classes. Can be
licensed for driving on the street.
Atalanta (in Greek mythology this Goddess was renowned for her swiftness of foot). Atalanta Motors was a very prestigious motor car company before the war (WWII).
Postwar, Richard G. Shattock (RGS) purchased the company because of its wonderful suspension and frame design, so he could manufacture premium automobiles and race
cars. These cars were equipped with Bentley, Aston Martin, Lea Francis, Lincoln 12 cylinder and Jaguar engines. Most Atalanta were supplied in kit form and the new owner
would selected which components to use. Some, like this one, were built by Mr. Shattock himself. This article, from AutoCar in 1952, describes the unique frame and suspension
design of this race car. Own one of the five famous racing marques that were powered by Jaguar engines: Atalanta, Cooper, HWM, Lister and Tojeiro.
History: The car was originally used in 1953 by Mr. Shattock as a racer and in 1955 is was registered by him as a "sports tourer". In the Fall of 1978 the car was sold to Mr.
Sam Tayloe. Mr. Tayloe brought the car to the USA and in 1988 sold it to the current owner. I recently spoke to a gentleman in the UK that was an apprentice for Mr. Shattock
during the 1950's and remembers working on this car. He said Mr. Shattock would race this car as a means of promoting his company, which was mainly in the fabrication of
race car kits based on a fiberglass body but using the same suspension design as this car. Anyone that may have additional information of this car prior to 1978 please e-mail me.
Car is in excellent condition. Still has its original alloy body (most Atalanta were fiberglass), frame with unique suspension and Jaguar C Type engine.
Price on request
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