CMC Jaguar C-Type, Goodwood Member´s meeting, 1954
Jimmy Stewart #19, Ecurie Ecosse
Limited Edition 1500 pcs.
Founded in 1951, Ecurie Ecosse (French for “Scottish racing team”) developed a special relationship with the Jaguar Cars Ltd. during the 1950’s. The team participated in the British Grand Prix three times fruitlessly until it came to possess Jaguar C-Types in 1954. CMC has meticulously studied the metallic blue C-Type with start number 19 that raced at the 1954 Goodwood Members’ Meeting to clinch an impressive win for the Ecurie Ecosse.
Ecurie Ecosse took over the triumphant C-Type fleet from Jaguar in April 1954. The Scottish team had the cars repainted in its racing colors – a “flag metallic blue” finish with white stripes across the front end. David Murray was happy with his newly-acquired C-Type Lightweight fleet throughout the 1954-1955 season — not only in races across the United Kingdom, but also at international motorsport events. Racing for his team were Ian Stewart, Bill Dobson and Sir James Scott Douglas. 1955 saw Jimmy Stewart and Ninian Sanderson replace Bill Dobson. Jimmy Stewart and Roy Salvadori alone contributed five victories, four second places, and four third places to the team record. In total, Ecurie Ecosse finished the season with a record high of eight victories. Jimmy Stewart’s C-Type Lightweight (XKC 052) with start number 19 was the winner of the Goodwood race on May 1, 1954, and it is replicated as the benchmark of Ecurie Ecosse’s victorious fleet during this period.
Ecurie Ecosse sold its C-Type factory cars in October 1954 to garner the start-up capital for the purchase of the brand-new D-Type cars that Jaguar promised to supply in early 1955. XKC 052 was sold to Peter Blond, a British sports car pilot, who raced the car very successfully thereafter, winning a second place at Goodwood and a fourth place together with Hans Davids at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, among others. The car was present at Jaguar’s 1991 and 1993 cavalcades in Le Mans to celebrate the C-Type wins there in 1951 and 1953. The Jaguar C-Type has been one of the most sought-after historic racing cars in the last few decades. At Pebble Beach in August 2015, Chassis XKC 052 was sold by RM Sotheby’s for $ 13.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Jaguar to this day.
- Metal precision model hand-built from more than 1,150 parts
- Flip-open and lockable engine hood
- Realistic replica of the straight six engine complete with encircling components, pipes and cabling
- Metal exhaust pipes
- Triangular front axle with wishbones, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal
torsion bar suspension, all made of metal
- Rigid rear axle with transverse torsion bar suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, 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
- Driver´s door openable on realistic-looking hinges
- Upholstered leather-covered driver and passenger seats
- Perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on alloy rims
- Screw-on central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
- Elegant and brilliant finish in original color
- Starting numbers printed with the elaborate tampon printing method
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 three Weber 40DCO3 double carburettors
- Coil/ capacitor ignition, one plug per cylinder
- Four-speed manual gearbox mounted to the engine
|Maximum output:||230 HP at 5,500 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||83 x 106 mm|
|Top speed:||260 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:||981 mm|
|Curb weight:||940 kg (2072 lb.)|
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