1951 Jaguar C-type FIA 160mph Championship winner. Road Registered. Fresh MoT. £295,000. (Incl £75k worth of SPARES)

1951 Jaguar C-type FIA DRUM BRAKE Championship Winner with full spares package : £295,000

This is a serious FIA registered competing C-Type Jaguar - also eligible for many many invitation and club events - see below

See the car running YOU TUBE VIDEO : posted 26th May 2021

https://youtu.be/-DE13dEIEmY   

Road Registered - Swansea V5C registration

FRESH MOT - no advisories - car driven to the MoT & back - staggeringly QUICK ROAD & RACE car ----> 160mph tops ! <----

Featured in June 2017 Octane magazine

The owner states in the light of the recent drama by the factory over C-type Jaguars : "My car can never be criticised or banned since JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) asked me to race it at Le Mans in the Jaguar Classic... twice.  JLR have already said that any car that was built as a single enterprise and not for profit is safe. Mine more so as the MD of Jaguar Cars gave the blueprints specifically to build my car."

Fresh engine less than 100 miles

Complete with numerous spares

Includes ORIGINAL Works Jaguar blue print drawings dating back to 1945...

1 ) of many key points : Why retrofit a standard production original 1953 disc brake C type with drum brakes when you can race this drum braked car for monumentally significantly less?

2) the second of many key points : This drum brake car will win class championships easily but as a disc brake car you are up against D-Types, Lister Knobblys, and all other quick disc brake cars. Our car is as quick in a straight line but we have to brake earlier  which means we can't win. As a drum brake car this car will win silverware in the right hands...

This is a 160mph car.

SPARES INCLUDED:

Rebuilt Sigma Engineering 3.4 engine on sandcast twin SUs / Two spare rear axles Sprint & Endurance – Circuit ratio fitted) / Spare rebuilt Moss gearbox AND more - see below

Raced no expense spared for 3 seasons up to 2019 across Europe, competing at the world's finest and most prestigious race circuit events, including Silverstone, Donington, Brands Hatch, Thruxton, Spa, Le Mans, Portimao

Winner of the 2017 Motor Racing Legends RAC Woodcote Trophy Class Championship, notching up numerous wins and podium finishes.

Never damaged but just some delightful racing patina showing race use.

Full FIA/HTP papers to 2025 – therefore as accurate as can be to the original Browns Lane drawings also included with this car.

This car conforms strictly to period specification for the Motor Racing Legends Championship

Eligible also to participate in just about any historic motorsport event

She has just been fitted with a completely rebuilt Motorsport UK-sealed Peter Lander Sigma Engineering race engine at Gillingham Dorset, plus a rebuilt gearbox, Rebuilt differential

New brakes and tyres, making her completely race-ready.

Alongside the Browns Lane Chassis drawings, she comes accompanied with

NUMEROUS SPARES INCLUDED :-

Sigma Engineering engine - freshly rebuilt MotorSport UK sealed

Gearbox - spare rebuilt

Differentials - 2 additional rebuilt (Sprint / Endurance) Circuit diff currently fitted

Alloy rim wheels on new Dunlop R5 tyres

Brake shoes – new - numerous

Dynamo - spare

Starter motor - spare

Leather seats - 2 retrimmed

Roll cage - detachable

PPW76 is M.O.T tested and race ready for this season

The build started in 1980 by Chassis builder and former partner in Emerson Racing Cars Cyril Lynstone. This car was built from the original blueprints drawings from Jaguar Brown’s Lane. Not registered with FIA/HTP until 2014/5 to expire December 2025.

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2021 EVENTS FOR THIS CAR :

THIS CAR IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING at the time of publishing this advert :-

MOTOR RACING LEGENDS - two series :

a) Motor Racing Legends WOODCOTE TROPHY is for sports cars from the early 1950s. See

Entry is open to original sports cars and selected sports racers from post-War up-to and including December 1955 and all cars must conform strictly to period specification.

The Woodcote Trophy was created in 2006, when the Royal Automobile Club and Motor Racing Legends got together to launch a race series for genuine, pre-1956 sports-racers. Fourteen years on this highly competitive race series is still going strong, 2016  marked the 10thanniversary.

Races are held at five of the major international historic race meetings and are usually an hour long for two drivers with a compulsory pit stop. This series has evolved into a highly competitive grid that is all about taking the flag, there is however still an expectation – as with all our grids – that driving standards remain ‘gentlemanly’ as well as competitive. 

Motor Racing Legends 2021 Woodcote Trophy FIXTURES :

1-2 May : Donington Historic Festival

12-13 June : Thruxton Historic

30 July - 1 Aug : The Classic, Silverstone

1-3 Oct : Spa 6-hour

30-31 Oct : Motor Racing Legends - Silverstone GP Circuit

b) Motor Racing Legends JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE - An exclusive Race Series for Pre-’66 Jaguar models. See https://www.motorracinglegends.com/race-series/view/jaguar-classic-challenge/

Motor Racing Legends is honoured to have been appointed by Jaguar Classic to run the Jaguar Classic Challenge. 

 Open to Pre-‘66 E-types, C and D-types, XKs and Mk 1 and Mk 2 saloons – the highly regarded series, founded by Jaguar Classic in 2015, is looking towards its seventh season with renewed vigour as it joins the Motor Racing Legends stable of historic race series. 

The 2021 season sees the opportunity to race in the UK at Donington Historic Festival, Thruxton Historic, The Classic at Silverstone for the 60th Anniversary E-Type Challenge race and back to Silverstone in the Autumn for the new Motor Racing Legends end-of-season soiree also on Silverstone Grand Prix circuit; and into Europe for the Spa Six Hours Meeting in Belgium, the ‘must do’ event for the Autumn season.

Motor Racing Legends 2021 Jaguar Classic FIXTURES :

1-2 May : Donington Historic Festival

12-13 June : Thruxton Historic

30 July - 1 Aug : 60th Anniversary Jaguar E-Type Challenge

30 July - 1 Aug : The Classic, Silverstone

1-3 Oct : Spa 6-hour

30-31 Oct : Motor Racing Legends - Silverstone GP Circuit

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FISCAR  The Fifties Sports Car Racing Club is specifically for GT and production cars that raced in period and are still prepared to the same specifications. Our cars race on period rubber and are close to the way they were in their day. We host races at some of the leading Club racing events in the UK calendar, notably "The Spring Start" with the VSCC and the Annual BDC meeting at Silverstone; the HSCC at Oulton Park, Brands GP and Silverstone GP; and the ever popular Castle Combe Autumn Classic.

See http://fiscar.org/eligible-cars 

Eligible Jaguars : - XK 120, C-Type (drum braked 3.4 on SUs only), XK140, XK 150/150S

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AVD OLDTIMER GP EVENTS - Germany

More than 20 races and regularity tests are planned, in addition all the practice sessions for the various race classes and demonstration runs. See https://www.avd-ogp.de/en/

Evening race for 2-seater Racing Cars and GT Cars up to 1960/61

Subject to confirmation of the date by the FIA, it will take place at the Nürburgring from 13.08. - 15.08.2021.

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LE MANS CLASSIC - 6 grids - 1949-56 for the C-Type

The 10th staging of Le Mans Classic has been a long time coming and fans will have had to wait for three years to see again the classic cars on the long circuit. Created in 2002 by Peter Auto in association with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Le Mans Classic offers a great retrospective of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2021, the event will include several novelties and celebrate various anniversaries.

The Le Mans Classic offers spectators and entrants equally-matched fields in terms of performance and historic pertinence. The 500 racing cars are divided up into six grids, each of which corresponds to a particular period. The cars selected are those that have taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1923 and 1981. Priority is given to cars that have actually raced in the event in their particular era. For each grid, 10 reserves take part in the day and night-time practice sessions to be ready to fill a place left vacant by the withdrawal or retirement of another car. A Le Mans-type start as used between 1925 and 1969 will be given for grids 1-2-3-4. Flying starts will be used for the others.

HOWEVER FOR 2021 - Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have decided to postpone the tenth edition of Le Mans Classic to July 1-2-3-4, 2021.

After having carefully studied different scenarios and possible dates, it was finally decided that postponing Le Mans Classic to 2021 was the best solution for this event in order to continue to bring together all lovers of the vintage car in optimal conditions. See https://www.lemansclassic.com/language/en/home/

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GOODWOOD - a possibility, depends on being invited. 17th  - 19th September 2021. See https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival/

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MONACO HISTORIC - 1950s Sports Car Race weekend - again a possibility. See https://www.goodwood.com/grr/race/historic/2020/4/monaco-1952-when-sportscars-ran-in-the-monaco-grand-prix/

Sir Stirling Moss persuaded Jaguar Team Manager Lofty England to transport the 1951 Le Mans winning Jaguar C-Type to Monaco to join the Sports Cars at the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix.

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LATEST NEWS : MAY 2021 :-  now eligible for the new post war Historic class with the VSCC. Pre-1956 drum brake class in standard form...

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Jaguar C-type history

The C-type brought Jaguar its first victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race.  The XK120 had demonstrated its abilities in racing, by finishing twelfth in the 1950 Le Mans race driven by Leslie Johnson.  It was clear that the company had the makings of a world-beater, so chief engineer William Heynes set to work to create a competition version – the XK120C, or C-type, primarily to race at Le Mans.

Using the XK120’s proven engine, transmission and front suspension, Heynes devised a more rigid, lightweight tubular chassis.  This was fitted with a handsome wind-cheating aluminium body, designed by Malcolm Sayer, the ex-Bristol aerodynamicist.  The engine was tuned to 260 bhp, the brakes were improved, and the rear suspension now used transverse torsion bars.  The first cars were ready in the spring of 1951.

Almost immediately, three cars were entered at Le Mans.  During the race two cars retired but the third, driven by Peter Whitehead and Peter Walker, won at an average speed of 93 mph (150 km/h).  The C-type body was modified for the 1952 race, but all the team cars retired with cooling problems.  For the 1953 race Jaguar reverted to the original body design, albeit made of lighter gauge aluminium, and fitted the cars with the revolutionary Dunlop disc brakes.  The three cars entered finished first, second and fourth.  The winners, Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton, averaged a speed of over 100 mph (161 km/h) for the first time in the history of the Le Mans race.

Although the C-type was a hand-built machine, it was listed in Jaguar’s sales catalogue at a price of £2,327, and of the 53 cars built, 43 were sold to private owners.

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Although we attempt to ensure accuracy of any statement or detail, the customer must make his or her own judgement in purchasing this car. The purchaser of the above car understands that he or she is purchasing a historic motor car with components that are up to 70 years old and sold as a collector item. There is no warranty given or implied due to the age of the car.

 

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