Storied Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse recently announced they were building 7 new C-type cars from existing chassis’s that offer all the beautiful engineering their team bestowed upon them in period, plus further modifications to enhance them further.
Now Jaguar Classic have announced that they too will be releasing eight new hand built C-type continuation cars for extremely lucky and no doubt wealthy customers. The new C-type will be based on the 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ Jaguar.
There were 53 C-types built in period with 43 falling into the hands of private owners. The production spec cars featured drum brakes and twin SU carburettors pumping out 200bhp.
The eight continuation cars will each mirror that of the 1953 Le Mans-winning works team car specification with a 3.4-litre straight-six engine and triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors to jump the power to 220bhp and of course, disc brakes.
Using archives and cross-referenced scan data as well as enlisting the help of computer aided design (CAD) software, the new C-type will be as faithful to the original as possible. It helps when you have exclusive access to original engineering drawings and company records created by the original C-type development team.
And because the new C-type has been through a CAD process, customers will be able to spec their C-type continuation models in a new configurator which is also available for anyone to use.
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