Jaguar brings back a 1950s-era C-Type Roadster
Jaguar has unveiled the next entry in its Continuation series of restomods. This time around, the company restored the C-Type racer that Stirling Moss piloted to victory during the 360-km (224-mile) long Reims race seven decades ago.
Moss insisted on having rotor brakes installed on his car for the race. It is believed that the Reims international race was the first one where a C-Type equipped with rotor brakes won the first place.
The Jaguar Classic restoration team took care to reproduce the original car with painstaking precision in their Continuation project. They used original blueprints, digital modeling and period-correct fabrication methods to ensure full authenticity. One example costs over 3,000 workhours to build.
Powering the C-Type shown here is a 3.4-liter six-cylinder carburetor engine rated at 223 PS (220 hp / 164 kW). This particular car is already sold with seven more remaining to be made. Buyers of the resurrected C-Type will be able to participate in classic car racing events thanks to their vehicles being FIA-approved.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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