1951 | Jaguar XK 120 C (C-Type)
C-TYPE BY REALM
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Make Jaguar Model C-Type Model name XK 120 C (C-Type) Series C-Type Year of manufacture 1951 Body style Convertible Body detail Roadster Power (kw/hp) 149/203 Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,442 Cylinders 6 Doors 2 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Green Interior colour Green Interior material Leather
Following the relative success of the Jaguar XK120s at the 1950 Le Mans 24hr race, it was realised that with minimal engine tuning, a lighter chassis and a lightweight aerodynamically revised aluminium bodyshell, the car would have a very real chance of success against its infamous opposition and thus the XK120C or C-type was born. Whilst the front suspension was very similar to that of the XK120, the rear was completely redesigned and the braking was ultimately improved via the innovative four disc brake arrangement, and the exhaust valves were enlarged. These modifications along with many more resulted in a power output of a little over 200bhp.
The C-types were completed in time to compete in the 1951 Le Mans 24hr. At one point in the race the Jaguars held first, second and third place and it was only mechanical teething issues that prevented that from being the final result. With such an iconic marque as the Jaguar C-type it was inevitable that companies would seek to produce recreations. One of these companies was Realm Engineering Ltd. They already had a strong following having developed the RAM Cobra the only replica Cobra to be endorsed by Carroll Shelby himself. Realm went on to produce a very accurate and high quality Jaguar C-type recreation.
The Jaguar C-type by Realm Engineering offered at Autostorico is a recreation of an early 1950’s car. The build was completed in the early 90’s and is finished in Jaguar Racing Green with Green leather and Hardura tunnel trimming. Having covered 7,428 miles this stunning example has been built to the highest possible standard by Trevor William’s of TWR and was his personal car for the first two years of its life. Built around a fully bracketed tubular steel space frame, similar to the original car with floor and bulkhead panels riveted together. The GRP bodywork houses a Le Mans style fuel filler. The windscreens fitted offer a full wrap around Perspex screen with Mille Miglia cut outs and twin Brooklands “Aero” type screens behind. Powered by a 4.2 litre, straight six, XK series engine to fast road specification, which benefited from a documented rebuild in 2019 at a cost of £12,000. Carburation is supplied by triple Webers. A five speed gearbox is fitted. All suspension components are fully adjustable with modern disc brakes fitted for enhanced driving pleasure. The wheels are 16” wires with knock on Jaguar race spinners. The car is supplied with full tonneau cover and full set of period Smith instruments, harnesses, Moto-lita steering, central driving lamp and leather bonnet straps.
This truly authentic looking C-Type is supplied with a history file including a V5 registration document (dated 22th March 1974 making it road tax exempt), current MOT certificate, photographic build record and various other related invoices.
This car represents a fantastic opportunity to own a stunning example of a true racing legend, which will certainly appreciate further over time.
Viewing strictly by appointment only.
Condition & Registration
Mille Miglia eligible Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 247183
UNIT 2A, HEDSOR PARK FARM; HEATHFIELD ROAD, TAPLOW; Maidenhead; Berkshire; SL6 0HX.
SL6 0HX Berkshire
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