Racing Green Cars announce the world’s most perfect reproduction C-Type Jaguar
Almost certainly the most user-friendly and charismatic sports-racing car produced by Jaguar, the C-Type evokes all that was great about the marque and the men who drove them. Typified by Duncan Hamilton‘s win in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour race, the Jaguar C-Type (or XK 120C as it was known) was a world-beating sports-car combining durability with extreme elegance.
Only 53 were produced - in varying specifications - and to acquire one, if you can find one, will set you back £600,000………..at least.
Racing Green Cars is able, now, to supply you with the world’s most perfect reproduction C-Type - almost indistinguishable from the original - and at a fraction of the price. Accuracy to the original and perfection of build will enable you to experience ‘the real thing‘, giving you pride of ownership in the knowledge that only four will be manufactured in a year.
This car is a work of art, hand-built for the few and for whom sheer perfection is the only option…………….
THE RG C-TYPE
Fully round-tubed chassis frame, correct torsion bar suspension, accurate aluminium panel work, perfect driver`s compartment and a plethora of specially made components - almost indistinguishable from original - make the RG C-Type an absolute joy to own.
Specially made engine sump, Dunlop calipers, Plessey brake pump and aluminium rimmed wire wheels, to name but a few bespoke components, all combine to set the RG C-Type apart from the rest.
The RG C-Type Jaguar is a fully viable, very quick, road and track car - with 210 bhp at the wheels in only 945 Kg. With room enough for you and your passenger - and your ‘squashy‘ bags - you can take that week-end away in true style. Or take it to a track day for maximum enjoyment.
|MODELS:||PRODUCTION||`53 LE MANS||LIGHTWEIGHT|
|Engine||XK dohc 3.4||XK dohc 3.4||XK dohc 3.4|
|Carburettors||Twin Sandcast 2" SU||Triple Weber 45 DCOE||Triple Weber 45 DCOE|
|Est. bhp||140 at wheels||210 at wheels||230 at wheels|
|Final Drive||3.54||3.77||wide choice|
|Differential||standard||limited slip||limited slip|
|0 - 60 mph||7.0 Secs||6.0 secs||5.6 secs|
|Standing 1/4 m||15.5 secs||13.0 secs||12.3 secs|
|Top Speed||140 mph||145 mph||155 mph|
Chassis frame: Full tubular chassis fabricated exactly as original and finished in silver epoxy for maximum durability. Standard or Lightweight frames available.
Body: 16 or 18 gauge aluminium, hand formed to perfection from factory drawings. Painted to the colour of your choice.
Interior: C Type aluminium bucket seats perfectly trimmed in Conolly leather, full C Type instrumentation including 160mph speedo and 6500 rpm tacho, all exactly as original. Choice of single or full width C Type windscreens, with or without aero screens.
Front suspension: Exactly as original, fully independent with adjustable torsion bars and KONI adjustable shock absorbers. Torsion bars and adjusters, lower control arms, and anti roll bar all cast and manufactured to replicate the original.
Rear suspension: Exactly as original with specially fabricated lower arms, panhard rod, top link and adjustable torsion bar. KONI adjustable shock absorbers.
Steering: Rack and pinion steering, cast and manufactured to replicate the original exactly. Blumel 17in steering wheel as original, adjustable for reach and column adjustable for height.
Brakes: 12in drums front and rear with tandem master cylinder, all as original. Handmade aluminium rimmed 16in wire wheels and 6.00 x 16 Dunlop racing tyres. Optionally: Discs brakes all round (‘53 Le Mans spec) with correct Dunlop calipers and – optional -Plessey pump.)
Engine: 3.4 litre XK Jaguar 6 cylinder, fully balanced and blueprinted with factory C Type modifications including 9.0:1 compression, C Type camshafts, modified camcover with breather provision and 2in sandcast carburettors with cold air box, developing approximately 140hp at the wheels. Optionally: Triple Weber side draught carburettors (`53 Le Mans specification) developing approximately 210 bhp at the wheels. The sump and exhaust manifolds are cast as original and the exhaust system is fabricated to original specification but in stainless steel. Correct fabricated exhaust manifolds come with the Weber engine.
Gearbox: Moss 4 speed gearbox with specially cast gearbox top and fabricated shift rods as original. Lightened flywheel and a 9in Borg & Beck diaphragm clutch is fitted for easier operation than the original.
Differential: Salisbury differential shortened and modified to C Type specification with any choice of ratio (usually 3.54) and new billet axles.
Miscellaneous: 40 gallon fuel tank fabricated exactly as original, twin square bodied SU fuel pumps, radiator exactly as original, all Lucas electrics throughout with cotton braided wiring loom, all exactly as original.
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