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1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP
1953 C-Type FIA HTP

1953 C-Type FIA HTP

  • Superb ’tool room copy’ of a 1953 Production Specification C-Type
  • Subtly modified for Historic Racing
  • Stunning colour combination of Pastel Blue over dark blue leather
  • FIA HTP papers (2023)
  • Beautifully detailed throughout using original components
  • Competitive race car which is also user friendly for the road
  • Eligible for high profile historic events like the Stirling Moss Trophy

This rare colour combination of Jaguar Pastel blue over dark blue leather revives a colour scheme used by C-Types #016 and #048 in period and should ensure stand-out on any grid for this superb recreation of a 1953 specification C-Type.

The C-Type is as popular with modern historic racers today as it was back in the 1950s, when it represented the state-of-the-art in racing car engineering and was one of the most advanced road vehicles in the world. It was the epitome of a ‘driver’s car’, and customers included Grand Prix World Champions Farina; Ascari and Fangio, who bought them as road cars, as well as privateers who wanted to race.

This specification was the starting point for this superb recreation, a project that began 5 years ago, with the sourcing of a genuine 1952 XK120 donor. Rebuilt around a tubular chassis frame and featuring front and rear adjustable torsion bar suspension, as per original C-type specification, the handcrafted body is constructed from 16 gauge aluminium.

Under the bonnet is a period-correct 3.4 litre engine with original and rare C 4820 cylinder block; original and very rare sandcast H8 SU carburettors and a C Type sump. Not only was it built to be correct, it was also designed to be a competitive full race engine with Omega Lightweight pistons; Arrow con rods; Kent racing camshafts with 7/16 lift and a compression ratio of 10:1.

The original Moss gearbox has been fitted with a close ratio gear-set and a C Type top cover as per the original. To comply with FIA regulations the fuel tank is a period-correct long-range foam-filled alloy tank. The car is fitted with drum brakes and racing clutch.

With newly granted FIA HTP this superb example will be eligible to race in the Woodcote or Stirling Moss trophy and other international events.

The C-Type has always been perceived as a gentleman racer’s car that could be driven to the circuit, raced and driven home, and this car was conceived in the same spirit. It is UK road registered and can be enjoyed as a fast road/race car or as a civilised daily driver.

£260,000

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