Button set to race Fangio’s personal Jaguar at Goodwood
The famous car, a Jaguar C-Type, is now owned by Button, who will be sharing driving duties with his friend Alex Buncombe in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy at Goodwood Revival. The C-Type is a significant model in Jaguar’s history, as it won Le Mans in 1951 and 1953. This particular car, chassis XKC018, was purchased by Juan Manuel Fangio, who had won his first title the previous year. After being raced by various drivers in Argentina, it was purchased and restored by Bill Tracy in the 1980s. Button is excited to race this historic car at Goodwood Revival, which he considers the best weekend of the year. Besides the C-Type, Button also owns an ex-Le Mans XK120 and an E-Type.