The XK120C or “C-Type” Jaguar is considered one of the most desirable and legendary sports racing cars of all time. In keeping with the “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” marketing strategy, it was created specifically to win the 1951 24 hours Le Mans - which it did. In 1952, the Le Mans works team appeared with redesigned but fatally flawed low-drag bodies, and all cars had to withdraw with overheating problems.
In the constant quest for a more exact replica, Classic Jaguar Replicas offer a dimensionally correct car using a later independent suspension and much more powerful disc brakes. It utilises a full aluminium body representing the 1956 works long nose car and you have the choice of 3.4,3.8 or 4.2 litre engines with three duel choke 45 DCOE carburetors and four or five speed transmission.
Jaguar XK SS
Following Jaguar's withdrawal from competition at the end of the 1955 season, a number of completed and partially complete D-types remained unsold at the Browns Lane factory. In an attempt to recoup some of the investment made in building these unused chassis, and to exploit the lucrative American market for high-performance European sports cars, Sir William Lyons decided to convert a number to full road-going specification.