CJR Ltd - The C-Type

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.

However, the story does not end there. In 1953 the factory produced a refined version of the 1951 winner, including revolutionary disc brakes, and as a result, swept Le Mans with a 1st, 2nd and 4th finish. The winning car (Duncan Hamilton & Tony Rolt) averaged a record 105.85 m.p.h. for 24 hours! Of the 53 C-Types built between 1951 and 1953, eleven of them were factory team cars and the rest sold to privateers. Many of the 46 surviving C-Types are still active in historic racing – some re-bodied, re-powered and some even sporting a new space frame. An “original” is valued today in the region of £1.5 million (and several times that with the right provenance).

CJR Ltd are pleased to incorporate many features in the C-type variants. The most important is the development and introduction of the CJR Aluminium C-type based on original factory drawings for the chassis design and dimensions along with an accurate body reproduction in hand rolled aluminium.

To the purist enthusiast of this mark, the thought of a replica or kit might be seen as sacrilege, but the opportunity to drive or own the real thing is for most, an impossible dream. We see these products as essential to keeping the enthusiasm and heritage alive. Many of the original C-types and XKSS now reside in America or in private collections, so here is your chance to own a piece of British motoring history, rarely to be seen on the road in it’s genuine form.

We offer a wide range of cars to suit the purist or the cost conscious purchaser, all looking to achieve a specific requirement from the car of their dreams. Everything is accommodated, from the interior fit and finish to the engine specification. If you are looking for a C-type replica then you should call us to discuss your requirements and to receive a competitive quotation.

We now believe we have the complete range of C types to suit every taste and pocket.

Check out this feature on the Classic and Sports Car website

Now take a look below at the range of C-Types we build: