All of Jaguar’s newly-produced Type-C follow-up models are special, but the company made two examples of the 70’s Edition that are even more outstanding than the others. The pair celebrated the first, second, fourth, and ninth finish of the C-Type at the 1953 23 Hours of Le Mans. Each cost £1.5 million ($1.7 million at current exchange rates).
One of the 70 Edition models gets a one-off Verbier Silver exterior color that pays homage to the car’s platinum anniversary. Inside, there are Cranberry Red leather seats.
Another 70 Edition car takes inspiration from the 1953 Le-Mans winning car. It sports a British Racing Green body with the number 70 inside a white circle. The cabin has Suede Green leather.
In addition to the custom color scheme, Jaguar partnered with jewelry store Deakin & Francis. The company created the vehicle’s silver enameled badge. It also made the key housing and dashboard plaque from a piece of a 1953 Type-C fuel tank.
Like all Jaguar Type-C advance cars, power comes from a 3.4-liter inline-six with three Weber 40DCO3 carburetors producing 220 horsepower (164 kilowatts).
Jaguar announced the continuation of the C-Type in January 2021 and began handing it over to buyers in June. Each required 3,000 hours of construction. The company uses CAD modeling to generate body shapes and then uses period correct methods to create vehicles.
If you don’t have $1.7 million to spend on a 1950s race car replica, you can at least imagine what your ideal example would look like. Jaguar has a configurator for Type-C continuation which includes body color determination, dials, badges and upholstery.
The Jaguar Land Rover Classic division is constantly busy building a range of advanced cars that bring some of the most distinctive model examples to the road. In addition to Type-C, the company also offers a new version of Type-D and various versions of Type-E.