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Jaguar C-type

Overview

Produced: 1951-1953, 53 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Jaguar C-type

Jaguar first launched its XK120 C in 1951 as a competition version of the already potent XK120 road car. This new sports racer soon became better known as the C-type and helped Jaguar to take-over the Sports Car Championships of the early Fifties. The C-type used a beautiful, streamlined body which was incredibly light and used the latest spaceframe construction methods.

Built primarily for competition, the C-type found itself being entered by many private teams as well as the famous Jaguar Works team. In 1951 the C-type stormed the finish line at Le Mans in first place and did so again in 1953, with the aid of its new disc brakes. Today the C-type is almost unobtainable, as most surviving examples are tucked safely away in museums around the world.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3442ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 106mm8

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU2

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
151 mph6.6 s0 s0 mpg200 bhp 5800

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 0"4' 3"4' 3"13' 1"5' 4" 0 (0)0' 0"

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