JAGUAR C-Type n.18



JAGUAR C-Type n.18


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The Jaguar C-Type is a car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1953. 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 XK 120C of 1951. The main novelty was the introduction of disc brakes, and was the only car to use them.

The British Jaguar Cars team with Duncan Hamilton and Tony 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.


Jaguar C-Type
Aluminum over tubular frame
Length: 3988 mm
Width: 1638 mm
Height: 978 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, torsion bar springs, hydraulic dampers
Suspension front: Live axle, torsion bar springs, Panhard rod, hydraulic dampers
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop


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


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

Additional information


Hamilton Duncan, Rolt Tony




24 Hours of Le Mans

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