CMC Jaguar C-Type, 1952 Special Model Techno Classica 2020
Limited Edition 300 pcs.
The decade of Jaguar or “The Big Cat” started in 1949 with the introduction of its magnificent sports car XK120. Based on this, the C-Type was developed in 1951 for motorsport racing. It was completely redesigned except for the optimized XK120 engine. The Jaguar C-Type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice. A total of only 53 C-Types were built in the works at Coventry, including four on lightweight chassis.
The Jaguar C-Type has a proud racing history, and it also marked the beginning of an impressive motorsport program launched by Jaguar Cars Ltd. The XKC or C-Type was borne out of the ideas that came upon William Lyons – not a “sir” yet at the time – and his chief designer William Heynes in the late summer of 1950. The two wanted to add a racing halo to the Jaguar brand name by winning international recognition of its racing potentials at Le Mans 1951. And action followed speedily!
While the drive-train of the new C-Type was built on the proven engine of the XK120, the old robust but weighty chassis was replaced by a very lightweight tubular frame. Three variant versions of the C-Type were produced. The first one comprised three “pre-production” cars that raced in the 1951 Le Mans. Equipped with drum brakes, two SU carburetors and an eye-catching air outlet on the hood, only one of them finished the race, but it won its first attempt at Le Mans! The second version was the production vehicles built from 1952 onwards – from chassis number XKC005 to XKC049 – also with drum brakes and SU carburetors, except for the adoption of swept air outlets, instead. The last version of C-Types were the factory race cars built in 1953, which differed from the previous XKCs in a number of ways. The engine was fitted with three twin-choke Weber carburetors type 40DCO3, the body was built of very thin alloy sheet-metal, and even an aircraft-style rubber fuel tank was installed. For the first time, the Dunlop disc brakes and a servo amplifier for braking assistance were adopted. To improve road-holding, the rear axle received additional reinforcement, and the front axle got a stronger anti-roll bar. These innovative efforts paid off. On June 14, 1953, the Jaguar boys got their job done at Le Mans: Their C-types overwhelmed the rivals by finishing first, second, and fourth.
Based on this legendary race car, CMC has launched a special edition in noble gold tone, of which only 300 are available in Europe on the occasion of the Techno Classica 2020.
- Metal precision model, hand-built from 1.155 parts
- Flip-open and lockable engine hood
- Realistic replica of the straight six engine complete with pipes and cabling
- Metal exhaust pipes
- Triangular front axle with hydraulic shock absorbers, wishbones, and longitudinal torsion bar suspension, all made of metal
- Rigid rear axle with hydraulic absorbers, transverse torsion bar suspension, and longitudinal links, all made of metal
- Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel
- Detailed replication of the cooling system
- Detailed fuel and oil circulation
- Authentically-replicated hinged fuel cap
- Authentically-replicated hinged oil-filler cap
- Driver´s door openable on realistic-looking hinges
- Upholstered leather-covered driver seat and head rest
- Perfectly-crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on an alloy rim
- Screw-on central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
- Elegant and brilliant finish in original color
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- Sports car built on a tubular frame
- Body shell made of extra thin alloy sheet metal
- 3.4-litre 6-cylinder in-line-engine
- Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
- Dry sump oil lubrication
- Mixture preparation with two SU 2”-carburettors type H8/9
- Coil/ capacitor ignition, one plug per cylinder
- Four-speed manual gearbox mounted to the engine
|Maximum output:||200 HP at 5,800 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||83 x 106 mm|
|Top speed:||230 Km/h (depending on ratio)|
|Total length:||3,988 mm|
|Total width:||1,638 mm|
|Track front/rear:||1,295 / 1,295 mm|
|Total height:||1,081 mm|
|Curb weight:||970 kg (2102 lb.)|
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