Jaguar’s latest addition to its garage of continuation models is an essential vehicle in the company’s history – the Jaguar C-type. The car’s significance started in 1951 as the C-type drove Jaguar to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans victory while breaking speed and distance records in the process. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Jaguar decided to bring back a strictly-limited production run of eight C-type Continuation models. These 2021 Jaguar C-type Continuation cars are built in the Le Mans-winning 1953 specifications. The car features newly developed (at the time) disc brakes and a 3.4-liter straight-six engine being fed fuel by a set of triple Weber carburetors. Fun fact: In 1953, this engine set a record for the first 100 mph average lap time at Le Mans.
The building process required 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and company records with engineering drawings to recreate the iconic shape of the 1950s Jaguar C-type. Just like in the old days, the Jaguar C-type Continuation is hand-built to the utmost authentic standards. Pricing is not listed, but compared to all the other continuation models built by Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Bentley, we all know the price involves multiple commas. However, Jaguar has an online configuration feature that allows users to build their own C-type, and daydreaming is always free.
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