For the first time, motorsports enthusiasts will be able to purchase a factory-built example of the ultimate 1953 Jaguar C-type directly from the manufacturer.
Launching the C-type Continuation program, Jaguar Classic celebrates the 70th anniversary of the legendary C-type sports racer.
The company will build eight C-type Continuation cars ahead of a celebration event for their owners in 2022.
Each car reflects the 1953 Le Mans-winning works team car specification, including a 3.4-liter 220 hp inline-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburetors and disc brakes. Additional options include an FIA-approved Harness Retention System.
The new C-type models will be eligible not just for the show, but also for historic racing, track and closed-road use.
Jaguar Classic also introduces a specially designed online configurator for enthusiasts to virtually visualize their C-type Continuation cars.
Users can compare color and trim options from 12 exterior paint and 8 interior color choices, and apply optional racing roundels, steering wheel and hood badging.
Jaguar produced the original C-type between 1951 and 1953. Designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer designed the model, which had an exceptionally fluid shape.
The Jaguar C-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at its debut in 1951. That victory was the first of seven outright wins of Jaguar at the endurance race.
From 1952, the C-type pioneered the adoption of innovative disc brake technology in motorsports. 43 out of 53 Jaguar C-type sports cars made in the 1950s were sold to private owners.