Back in 2009, RM Auctions sold a 1952 Jaguar C-Type, a car once driven by Phil Hill, for $2,530,000. This C-Type was once owned by Juan-Manuel Fangio, so you can imagine the worth. But, knowing that, would you drive it at high speeds through the Italian countryside?
This week on Chris Harris on Cars, Chris takes us along as he drives Fangio's priceless C-Type on Italy's historic Mille Miglia run from Rome to Brescia and back.
Along the way, he finds out what it's like to drive a powerful, lightweight racecar with skinny Dunlops and a massive steering wheel, to dice with other storied, seven-figure sports cars, and finally, what it's like to blindly follow the rules — and then not.