Jaguar Classic is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legendary C-variety sporting activities racer by making a strictly minimal creation run of new C-type Continuation automobiles, which will be hand-created at Jaguar’s world-class Vintage Works facility in Coventry.
The C-form Continuation programme will enable historic motor racing fanatics to order a new manufacturing unit-constructed example of the supreme 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-kind direct from Jaguar for the initially time.
The C-kind, which was at first created between 1951-53, was famed for its exceptionally fluid condition by Jaguar Automobiles designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer. The C-variety won the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours on its debut in 1951, scoring the initial of Jaguar’s 7 outright wins at the French stamina race.
From 1952, the C-kind pioneered the adoption of impressive disc brake technology in motorsport, with a innovative method created by Jaguar and Dunlop scoring the first earn for a disc-braked car or truck with Stirling Moss at the Reims Grand Prix in France and contesting the 1000-mile Mille Miglia in Italy.
The C-variety received the Le Mans 24 Hours again in 1953, one more very first for disc brakes, and also savored success in the fingers of private entrepreneurs, which contributed to Jaguar finishing vice-champion in the inaugural Environment Sportscar Championship.
Of the 53 Jaguar C-styles crafted in the 1950s, 43 ended up bought to non-public homeowners, but the creation C-variety specification was limited to drum-braked autos with twin SU carburettors and 200bhp, in the style of the 1951 functions vehicles.
8 new C-style Continuation automobiles will be developed forward of a racing-influenced celebration party for their homeowners in 2022. Each instance will replicate the 1953 Le Mans-winning performs staff auto specification, including 3.4-litre straight-6 engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors for 220bhp and disc brakes.
Making on the expertise received with preceding Jaguar Typical Continuation programmes for Lightweight E-style, XKSS and D-variety, Jaguar Common engineers have consulted Jaguar’s archives and cross-referenced scan info taken from an first C-style in conjunction with the latest computer system aided design technology to produce the most genuine new C-sort doable.
Exceptional access to original engineering drawings and business data produced by the unique C-style advancement staff – such as Malcolm Sayer, competitions manager Lofty England, and engineers William Heynes, Bob Knight and Norman Dewis – make certain the genuine 1953 specifications are correctly taken care of.