Jaguar Vintage is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legendary C-variety sports activities racer by making a strictly limited output operate of new C-form Continuation cars, which will be hand-crafted at Jaguar’s earth-class Basic Will work facility in Coventry.
The C-form Continuation programme will let historic motor racing lovers to order a new factory-constructed example of the ultimate 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-form direct from Jaguar for the very first time.
The C-variety, which was at first manufactured involving 1951-53, was famed for its exceptionally fluid form by Jaguar Vehicles designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer. The C-type gained the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours on its debut in 1951, scoring the very first of Jaguar’s 7 outright wins at the French endurance race.
From 1952, the C-type pioneered the adoption of impressive disc brake technology in motorsport, with a revolutionary program developed by Jaguar and Dunlop scoring the 1st win 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-sort received the Le Mans 24 Hours once more in 1953, a different very first for disc brakes, and also relished achievements in the fingers of personal homeowners, which contributed to Jaguar finishing vice-winner in the inaugural Globe Sportscar Championship.
Of the 53 Jaguar C-styles developed in the 1950s, 43 were being marketed to non-public entrepreneurs, but the manufacturing C-style specification was minimal to drum-braked automobiles with twin SU carburettors and 200bhp, in the model of the 1951 works cars and trucks.
8 new C-style Continuation autos will be developed in advance of a racing-influenced celebration function for their owners in 2022. Every instance will reflect the 1953 Le Mans-winning will work team car specification, like 3.4-litre straight-six motor with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors for 220bhp and disc brakes.
Building on the practical experience acquired with previous Jaguar Vintage Continuation programmes for Light-weight E-variety, XKSS and D-type, Jaguar Classic engineers have consulted Jaguar’s archives and cross-referenced scan information taken from an unique C-style in conjunction with the hottest computer system aided structure technological innovation to build the most reliable new C-sort doable.
Special access to primary engineering drawings and business data developed by the initial C-variety improvement crew – together with Malcolm Sayer, competitions supervisor Lofty England, and engineers William Heynes, Bob Knight and Norman Dewis – assure the genuine 1953 specifications are correctly maintained.