|3.4 XK120||Birch Grey|
|Drop Head Coupe||Red|
|Right Hand Drive||French Grey|
|May 1954||United Kingdom|
|1954||British Racing Green|
|Other Jaguar||Le Mans|
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2010-04-07 02:07:57 | Lofty writes:
Rebuilt as the 1952 Le Mans C-type. Conforms exactly to the original with current FIA papers.
2010-04-08 03:31:08 | Tony Brown writes:
A long term desire and a long time building! Not easy since no plans existed although under the skin it is a straightforward twin H8 SU carbed C-type. It was the bodyshell that took the time.
2010-04-08 10:51:03 | Pekka T. writes:
Very cool Tony!
Pekka T. (& 647194, 1E76372BW & 2J50041DN)
2010-09-15 00:56:51 | Roger writes:
Save this car in Octane and was stunned. Gorgeous car, thanks for making it happen.
2014-11-18 15:21:52 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 2/15
Paris 3 - 4 February 2015
1952 Jaguar C-Type Low-Drag Recreation by CKL Developments
Chassis no. 667255
Engine no. F2454-8
2015-01-26 12:59:52 | pauls writes:
Additional description from above auction:
1952 Jaguar C-Type Aerodynamic Recreation
To be auctioned on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
€250.000 - €350.000
This C-Type Aerodynamic, an exacting recreation of XKC 002, is the result of Jaguar enthusiast Tony Brown's desire to recreate the #19 car "down to the last detail". Using a donor XK120, recognised C-Type chassis specialist Andy Thomas, of Classic Chassis, produced a perfect copy of 002 as a rolling chassis and engine. The 3.4-litre unit was also rebuilt to 1952 Le Mans specifications, achieving 210 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. All of the original three cars were different. Due to the fact that Ian Stewart provided so much help during the project, Tony Brown built the recreation of the #19 C-Type in his honour.
It was then sent to Jaguar expert Chris Keith-Lucas' CKL Developments for the challenging job of recreating the aerodynamic body from scratch. Months were spent referring to period photographs in order to construct accurate bucks for the body, which was crafted by hand in the correct grade of aluminium alloy. The interior is correctly trimmed in Le Mans specification, which, as Ian Stewart wryly commented, was in Rexine and not leather "because Jaguar wouldn't spend the money to trim them in leather". This incredible-quality recreation is correct right down to the alloy-rimmed 54-spoke wheels and even the location of its fuel tank, which ensures that handling is typical of the 1952 Works cars.
As part of a feature on #19 in Octane magazine, Brown recalled an e-mail from Ian Stewart, which said, "Number 19 looks magnificent...The car is far better finished than the original, as I remember it, despite being an entirely faithful duplicate, and it is certainly the best recreation of any Jaguar. Every last detail is spot on".
With this high praise, it should come as no surprise that Sir Stirling Moss himself was happy to drive this car (renumbered 17 for the car he drove in 1952) around Goodwood during his 80th birthday celebrations. He would even sign the bodywork during the festivities. The C-Type is also supplied with its FIA hologram and all related papers, as well as a complete file of all build costs. The car was also invited to participate at the 2011 Festival of Speed.
This is a faithful recreation of a Works Jaguar, one which perhaps should have perhaps won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and one of which no original aerodynamic examples exist (save for XKC 011, which now wears a standard body). Number 19 represents an unprecedented opportunity to set the history books straight and show what the Kettle cars would have been capable of had they been given the proper time for pre-race development.