Produced between 1951 and 1953, the Jaguar Type C owes its success to the fluid shapes designed by designer Malcolm Sayer. The car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its first participation in 1951, the first of Jaguar’s seven victories in the legendary French endurance race.
In 1952, the C-type took part in a mechanical revolution, as it was the first to use disc brake technology in the world of motorsport. The innovative system, developed by Jaguar and Dunlop, allows Stirling Moss to win the Grand Prix de Reims and participate in the Mille Miglia in Italy. The C-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in 1953, yet another first for disc brake technology.
To celebrate the 70 years of this model, Jaguar will produce 8 new examples of the Type C. Strictly faithful to the original and built by the Jaguar Land Rover Classics department, these will have a 6-cylinder engine in line 3, 4 liters powered by 3 Weber carburettors, developing my power of 220 hp. These new Type Cs will be allowed to run on track, on closed roads or as part of historic sporting events, but cannot be driven on the road.