Gorgeous all aluminum recreation of the 1953 Le Mans winning Jaguar
C Type; the first car to win that 24 hour race on disc brakes. This
car was handcrafted in England about 12 years ago. The workmanship
is exceptional and all of the alloy bodywork was hand rolled by
Shape Craft of Northampton, England. This same company produces the
bodies for the $2,000,000 Aston Martin factory continuation
Do not underestimate this lady. She may be curvy and beautiful, but
this is no delicate flower. This car was designed to be driven and
driven with enthusiasm. The tubular framework is exceedingly
strong. The 4.2 engine is reliable, flexible, powerful and robust.
This car can be driven anywhere, anytime, any distance. This very
car has already driven the Le Mans course and the Goodwood Circuit
The tubular framework is very similar to the original Jaguar
factory race car's but upgraded to accept the famous Jaguar 4 shock
independent rear suspension with inboard disc brakes and coil over
front suspension using Jaguar control arms and 4 piston disc
Power is provided by a very healthy 4.2 litre Jag XK engine fed by
triple Weber carburetors, and the sound ripping from the stainless
steel exhaust is nothing short of epic. The engine wears the 1950s
style smooth polished aluminum cam covers complete with crankcase
breather as found on the original 1953 factory cars. This is backed
up by a 5 speed gearbox. The engine runs beautifully, cool and has
excellent oil pressure.
With approximately 300 BHP and only 2,100 pounds to move this
Jaguar is exceedingly quick. The good sized disc brakes have no
trouble quickly slowing this lightweight racer. Rack and pinion
steering is sharp and accurate.
The interior, like the original C Type's, is all business. Since
they were designed as race cars the philosophy was "if you don't
need it to drive fast it's not here." The green leather race seats
are very much like the originals. There is complete set of Smiths
instrumentation, a starter button, headlamp dip button and a few
pull switches for headlamps, fuel pump and roundel lamps. That's
it. There are 2 Brooklands windscreens and a low profile plexi
shield to deflect the wind. The driver and passenger are secured by
4 point racing harnesses. There is an external battery shutoff with
If you are looking for an exceedingly gorgeous and rare sports car
that offers an unadulterated driving experience and excites all of
your senses there are precious few which could even come close to
1952 Jaguar C-Type
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