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1956 Jaguar C-Type

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Hilton & Moss are delighted to be handling the sale of this very charming aluminium bodied Jaguar C-Type tool room copy.

The Jaguar C-Type or XK120-C (competition) was built between 1951 and 1953 and used the running gear from the earlier XK120’s combined with an all new lightweight tubular space frame chassis. Although predominantly designed as a race car for the likes of Le Mans and the Mille Miglia the C-Type was sold in both race and road going form with just 53 cars ever manufactured from the Coventry factory.

This particular Jaguar C-Type is an exacting tool room copy built in 2016 by the renowned Hawker racing team, sister company to Hawker Restorations – a fine pedigree being the world leader in Hurricane plane restoration.

Hawker racing used a 1956 Jaguar XK140 as a doner vehicle thus giving this C-Type the correct 3.4 litre Jaguar XK engine on sand cast SU carburettors with a 4-speed Moss gearbox. Throughout the bespoke build process every effort was taken to ensure that this recreation was finished accurately. The team had access to an authentic example for reference, many parts were fabricated individually for this car including the tubular frame chassis and the lower control arms which were manufactured from orginal C-Type drawings.

Due to the attention to detail taken the entire build took three years. The car is now so accurate that FIA HTP papers (historical technical passport) have been granted which are valid until 2027. These documents give the vehicle access to a huge variety of historic motorsport events from racing to hill climbs.

Upon completion the vehicle was sent to expert Carl Gannon for fine tuning. Power is estimated at around the 245BHP mark which makes for an exciting but equally useable drive considering this Le Mans racer weights just over 900KG. This C-type is enjoyable on the road, the suspension is not over firm and the engine is free reving with plenty of low-down torque.

This Jaguar is finished in a rare but very period colour, Birch Grey. Just a singular drivers door provides access to the cockpit where the authenticity is continued with the correct Smiths gauges and detailing including the Brooklands aero screens.

With genuine C-Type examples now fetching six figure sums this tool room copy offers the entire ownership and driving experience for a fraction of the cost. This vehicle has since been fully inspected by the Hilton & Moss team and is on the market for the first time since the project was completed in 2016.

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Specification

  • Make Jaguar

  • Model C-Type

  • Year 1956

  • Mileage 1,814 mi

  • Colour Birch Grey

  • Transmission Manual

  • Price £265,000

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