Two exclusive ’70 Edition’ C-Type Continuations revealed
Two exclusive Jaguar C-type Continuation cars have been produced, to mark 70 years since the C-type was at the pinnacle of sports car racing. Equipped with pioneering disc brakes, these Jaguars dominated the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing first, second, fourth and ninth.
The winning pair of Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton covered more than 2500 miles (4000km), at an average speed of 105.85mph (170.4km/h), breaking the previous record and in the process became the first winners to take the title with an average speed of over 100mph.
The first of these editions is finished in a one-off colour of Verbier Silver, with cranberry red leather interior. This never to be repeated combination is inspired by the C-type’s Platinum Anniversary.
The second ‘70-Edition’ is a tribute to the victorious C-type XKC051 and is finished in the works team colour of British Racing Green, with a suede green leather interior.
Each C-type Continuation ‘70-Edition’ features hand-crafted, silver-enamelled badging from partner jeweller Deakin & Francis, along with ’70-Edition’ stitching and embroidery, and painted roundels with racing number 70.
A bespoke key housing and dashboard plaque have been crafted from a 1953 C-type fuel tank by Deakin & Francis for each ’70 Edition’.
Production of the two ‘70-Edition’ Continuations is underway at the state-of-the-art Jaguar Classic Works facility, with each vehicle requiring 3000 hours of specialist construction.
Of course, buyers will need to bring a fair amount of money with them, because each ‘70-Edition’ is priced at Stg£1.5million (A$2.64 million).