First Jaguar C-type Continuation model ready for delivery

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The Jaguar C-type is a racing sports car built by the Coventry-based automotive brand between 1951 to 1953. Last January, Jaguar announced that it will be building a limited number of C-types through the marque’s “Continuation” program.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What was the inspiration for this C-type commission?

    This Jaguar C-type was inspired by the original Jaguar C-type which won the 224-mile long, 50-lap sports car race at the Reims Grand Prix Meeting on June 29, 1952.
  • How many hours does it take to build a Jaguar C-type?

    According to Jaguar, it takes 3,000 hours of intensive and highly skilled craft to produce a C-type.
  • “Driven by some of the most-admired racing drivers in history, the C-type laid the foundations for Jaguar’s success in endurance racing and is synonymous with design and engineering innovation. Seventy years on, Jaguar Classic is proud to be able to utilize the latest innovations in manufacturing technology — alongside traditional skills and unrivaled expertise — to reintroduce this legendary car for a new generation of enthusiasts to enjoy,” said Jaguar Classic Director Dan Pink in a previous press release.

    Today, the first of the C-type Continuation automobiles has been completed and is ready to meet its owner.

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    According to Jaguar, this C-type — as well as other C-types to be produced under the Continuation program — is a product of a building process that requires 3,000 hours of intensive and highly skilled craft. In addition, the first production C-type Continuation has undergone at least 250 miles of physical testing by Jaguar Classic engineers.

    “We’ve combined original drawings, modern CAD techniques, and 3,000 hours of skill and attention to produce our first hand-built C-type, noting a historic landmark moment for Jaguar Classic… Each C-type offers an authentic driving experience for customers starting even from the car’s distinctive starting procedure, that our team was determined to get exactly right,” said Jaguar Classic Head of Engineering David Foster.

    It is finished in Pastel Green with Suede Green leather seats and is inspired by the original Jaguar C-type which won the 224-mile long, 50-lap sports car race at the Reims Grand Prix Meeting on 29 June 1952.

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    Customers who would want to own a recreation of a historical automotive specimen can choose from 12 exterior heritage colors, which include the abovementioned Pastel Green, as well as other classic hues like British Racing Green and Pastel Blue. would-be owners can also choose their own interior specifications from a range of eight leather hues.

    Those interested can configure their own C-type sing Jaguar Classic’s 3D visualizer at Jaguar’s website.

    Photos from Jaguar

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