The beautiful C-type was Jaguar’s first Le Mans-winning machine. Making its debut in 1951, the legendary sports racer didn’t just take the trophy but also broke the speed and distance records. Fast forward 70 years, and Jaguar is bringing the model back in a limited run via the Continuation programme.
Being the fourth Continuation vehicle from the Jaguar Classic Works division after the D-Type, XKSS, and Lightweight E-type, the revived C-type will be hand-built based on the 1953 Le Mans-winning works team car specification. With engineering drawings and company records created by the original C-type development team, Jaguar is able to reproduce the 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors outputting 220 bhp, the innovative disc brakes, as well as the exceptionally fluid shape penned by Malcolm Sayer authentically.
Only eight examples of the C-type Continuation will be built. The lucky owners will be able to select from 12 exterior colours and eight interior colours, plus adding other flairs such as racing roundels, a steering wheel badge, and bonnet badging. With the help of the latest engineering CAD technology, anyone can preview their favourite C-type Continuation virtually on the Jaguar website.