Jaguar C-Type sports-dashing auto portray that entire period, before the possibly all the more cordial individual and wander twists of the D-Type supplanted the early “Contention” model. The principal works-entered C-Type Jaguars won the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 1951, and in the wake of something of a hiccup with the long-nose or ‘hang snoot’ variety of 1952 it was left to an authoritative, thin gage bodied, Weber-carbureted “Lightweight” C-Type works cars of 1953 to win again.
Roughly 54 C-Types were delivered taking all things together, the predominant part clearly for customer arrangement, leaving the model more remarkable than tests of the substitution D-Type team. This particular Ecurie Ecosse C-Type offered here has consistently been recorded as having been proposed at first for toll to a customer in Argentina named Carlos Lostalo. The solicitation was purportedly wiped out as a result of Customs difficulties, whereupon the auto was passed on rather to Rossleigh of Edinburgh, Jaguar shippers.
The qualification between Jaguar’s 1950 and 1951 models gave a lot of many-sided quality. While both the XK120 and C-Type had the same general power set up, the C-Type maintained its updated engine with an out and out various undercarriage and body.
The C-Type’s lightweight envelope body looks to some degree such as the XK120 that delivered it. Because of streamlined etching, it’s a low, wide auto with effectively faired guards and a balanced tail. Panther’s restricted grille was used, with more broad guards and a moderate windshield. The driver sat about on top of the back turn, keeping weight scattering sensible and developing Jaguar’s imprint long-hood look.
Cooling vents in the hood and front guards kept the engine at perfect hustling temperature, and the C-Type is without “adornments, for example, portal handles or a housetop. Similarly as different diversions racers of the time, a noteworthy chrome fuel filler rides in the midst of the back deck, the better to energize speedy pit stops. Snappy tire changes were helped by knockoff wire wheels, and one-piece front and back body zones upgraded streamlined components and openness.
There’s no stirring up within a C-Type for something other than a spot to do the make a difference of going snappy. Revealed aluminum orders the two-seat cockpit, and the instrument board is definitely that: a level board with the critical instruments on it. The little, frameless windshield gave irrelevant wind security, and the envelope body wraps over the most noteworthy purposes of the portals. The edges are significant, exhibiting the measure of space the tube-diagram body takes up. While it’s irrefutably out of line to say that the driver and co-driver were bits of insight into the past, it’s unmistakable that they were to be presented in the auto likewise that distinctive parts had been.
The C-Type supplanted the XK120’s steel venturing stool sort diagram with another tubular setup outlined by Bob Knight from 16-gage tubing with infiltrated channel-section people and triangulated support. Covering this new casing was a proportional aluminum body formed by aerodynamicist Malcom Sayer. He left at any rate clearances to give somewhat frontal region. The body could in like manner be opened up as both the front and back ranges were one-piece.
|body type||2 seater convertible/cabriolet|
|number of doors||2|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|kerb weight||965 kg||2127 lb|
|fuel tank capacity||177.3 litres||39 UK Gal||46.8 US Gal|
|engine type||naturally aspirated petrol|
(210.044 cu in)
|bore × stroke||83 × 106 mm
3.27 × 4.17 in
|double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
|maximum power output||203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 5800 rpm
|specific output||58.1 bhp/litre
0.95 bhp/cu in
|maximum torque||298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
|specific torque||86.58 Nm/litre
|fuel system||2 SU carbs|
|bmep (brake mean effective pressure)||1088 kPa (157.8 psi)|
|unitary capacity||573.67 cc|
|acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)||6.1 s|
|acceleration 0-60mph||8.1 s|
|standing quarter-mile||16.2 s|
|maximum speed||232 km/h (144 mph)|
|power-to-weight ratio||210.13 PS/g
|weight-to-power ratio||6.47 kg/kW
|drive wheels||rear wheel drive|
|turning circle||9.40 m|
|gearbox||4 speed manual|
|top gear ratio||1|
|final drive ratio||2.93|
Jaguar C-Type 1952 Design Interior Exterior Car