Jaguar C-type is joining the classic continuation family
To mark 70 years of the C-type, Jaguar classic is creating a limited number of new hand-built examples of this iconic car at its Classic Works facility in Coventry.
For the first time, historic motor racing enthusiasts will be able to own a new factory-built example of the 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-type.
Originally made between 1951-53, the C-Type was famous for the unique shape, created by Jaguar Cars designer, aerodynamicist and artist, Malcolm Sayer. The car won the Le Mans 24 Hours on its debut in 1951, the first of 7 straight wins for Jaguar.
This car pioneered the adoption of innovative disc braking technology in motorsport. Jaguar and Dunlop created a ground-breaking system which gave them the first win for a disc-braked car with Stirling Moss at the Reims Grand Prix in France and then challenging the 1000-mile Mille Miglia in Italy. It then went on to be the first disc-braking car to with Le Mans in 1953.
8 new C-Type Continuation cars will be built, each similar to the 1953 Le Mans-winning specification, including 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber 40DC03 carburettors for 220bhp and disc brakes.
Buyers will be able to visualise their C-Type Continuation virtually and configure the design online, including 12 exterior colours and 8 interior colours, optional racing roundels, steering wheel badge and bonnet badging.
These cars are not just to show, they can be used for historic racing, track and closed-road use!
To configure your C-Type, visit their website: classicvisualiser.jaguar.com
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