Jaguar C-Type n.18 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1953 with Rolt and Hamilton

JAGUAR C-Type n.18

HISTORY

The Jaguar C-Type n.18 is the winning car of the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the overheating withdrawals in the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours, the British manufacturer solved the problem by reusing the lightweight body of the winning version Jaguar C-Type of 1951. The main novelty was the introduction of disc brakes, and was the only car to use them.

Hamilton and Rolt won with the Jaguar C-Type n.18 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1953, for the Coventry team was the second success in the French race.
The C-Type proved very fast and with the n.17 driven by Moss and Walker came second with a gap of four laps, while in third place the Cunningham C5-R n.2 of Walters and Fitch with a gap of five laps . The Ferrari 375 MM n.12 of Ascari and Villoresi was the only one to keep up with the winners until the clutch broke at the twentieth hour.

CHASSIS

Jaguar C-Type
Aluminum over tubular frame
Length: 3988 mm
Width: 1638 mm
Height: 978 mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Jaguar 3441 cc S6
Power: 157 kW
DriveType: Front wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1953 with drivers Tony Rolt, Duncan Hamilton

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