Published on January 30th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Jaguar C-Type Returns As Continuation Car
Jaguar Classic brings the Jaguar C-Type back from the grave.
If you’re a fan of Jaguar’s early work, you’ll be happy to learn that Jaguar Classic is bringing back the C-type on the car’s 70th anniversary.
8 units of the Jaguar C-type will be made under the Continuation cars programme. Just like the 1953 Le Mans-winning C-type, these will be specified with 220hp 3.4L straight 6 petrol motors with triple Weber 40DC03 carburettors.
They’ll be fitted with disc brakes and an FIA-approved Harness Retention system too.
The 8 models have already been bought and paid for, but there’s a way for your to visualise your own C-type. Just head to this online configurator and paint yours your way.
For more on the C-type, check out the press release below.
The C-type, which was originally produced between 1951 and 1953, was famed for its exceptionally fluid shape by Jaguar Cars designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer. The C-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at its debut in 1951, scoring the first of seven outright wins for Jaguar at the endurance race.
From 1952, the C-type pioneered the adoption of innovative disc brake technology in motorsports, with a revolutionary system developed by Jaguar and Dunlop. The C-type scored the first win for a disc brake-equipped car with Stirling Moss at the Reims Grand Prix in France and contesting the Mille Miglia in Italy. The C-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in 1953, and also enjoyed success in the hands of private owners, which contributed to Jaguar finishing vice-champion in the inaugural World Sportscar Championship.
Of the 53 Jaguar C-type sports cars built in the 1950s, 43 were sold to private owners. The production C-type specification was limited to drum-brake-equipped cars with twin SU carburetors and 200hp, in the style of the 1951 works cars.
For regular updates from Jaguar Classic, including the progress of the C-type Continuation cars, follow @Jaguar.Classic on Instagram. Visit www.jaguar.com/classic, where you can find more information on the full range of cars, services, parts and experiences offered by Jaguar Classic. For more information on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility, please click here.