Jaguar Classic C-Type Birch Grey
Jaguar Classic C-Type British Racing Green
Jaguar Classic C-Type Bronze
Jaguar Classic C-Type Carmen Red
Jaguar Classic C-Type Cream
Jaguar Classic C-Type Gunmetal
Jaguar Classic C-Type Metallic Blue
Jaguar Classic C-Type Pastel Blue
Jaguar Classic C-Type Pastel Green
Jaguar Classic C-Type Platinum Silver
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green Side
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green Rear Three Quarters
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green Tail
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green Front Three Quarters
Jaguar Classic C-Type Suede Green Front
1953 Jaguar C-Type Cutaway Illustration
1953 Jaguar C-Type Le Mans
1953 Jaguar C-Type Le Mans Driving
1953 Jaguar C-Type Le Mans Finish Line
Jaguar Classic C-Type Paddock
Jaguar Classic C-Type Front Three Quarters
Jaguar Classic C-Type Interior Closeup
Jaguar Classic C-Type Interior
Jaguar Classic C-Type Rear Three-Quarters
They’re just like the 1953 Le Mans winner.
The Jaguar C-Type is the latest classic revival from the venerable British brand. Act quickly if you want one because the company is only making eight of them. The public will get to see these gorgeous creations at a racing-inspired celebration in 2022.
The revived roadster arrives 70 years after the model’s original debut in 1951. The new ones are a bit more special by matching the specifications from the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning car. Under the undulating bonnet, there’s a 3.4-litre inline-six engine with three Weber 40DCO3 carburettors making 220 bhp (164 kilowatts). Disc brakes slow down the lithe machine. For customers interested in going historic racing, Jag offers an option on these vehicles of fitting an FIA-approved Harness Retention System.
Jaguar actually built 43 examples of the C-Type for customers in the 1950s. However, these cars all had drum brakes and two SU carbs.
The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in Coventry, England, will build each C-Type by hand. To make them, the company is scanning an original C-Type and using that data with computer-aided design to re-create the shape as closely as possible. Engineering drawings and other company records are also coming out of the records to maximise the roadster’s authenticity.
Other gorgeous revivals from Jaguar Classic:
While just eight people get the privilege of owning the revived C-Type, Jag has an online configurator so that people can at least imagine building their ideal version of the classic roadster. You can pick from 12 period-correct exterior colours and 8 shades for the interior. There’s even the choice of whether to apply racing roundels and bonnet badging
The C-Type is the fourth continuation car from Jaguar Classic. Previously, the team revived the E-Type Lightweight, XK SS, and D-Type.