The first Jaguar Classic C-type Continuation is finished and ready to celebrate its amazing legacy.
The Jaguar C-type was a car that had an amazing racing repertoire, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951 and 1953, completing the race with a record-shattering 105.841-mph average speed, marking the first time the race was completed at an average speed of over 100 mph, and being very early to the advent of disc brakes. With the announcement of the new Jaguar Classic C-type Continuation, a car that brings the C-type back to life to race and drive just as it did in the 1950s, the innovation and glory of the car come back to today’s automotive world, and the very first production C-type Continuation celebrates another amazing racing anniversary.
Finished in Pastel Green with Suede Green seats, the first new Jaguar C-type Continuation celebrates and pays homage to a C-type that won the 50-lap, 224-mile Reims Grand Prix exactly 70 years ago on June 29, 1952, driven by none other than Sir Stirling Moss himself. The car was the first C-type to be equipped with disc brakes at Stirling Moss’s request. The incredibly limited run of the C-type Continuation is a result of painstaking research, CAD renderings, and 3,000 hours of work, all culminating to reinvigorate a historical racing legend, and better yet, it returns to the track as it’s approved for all FIA Historic events, like the Jaguar Classic Challenge, which sees competitors race at Le Mans Silverstone and other iconic courses.