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M-195 CMC Jaguar C-Type,1953, (British Racing Green)$564.00
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CMC Jaguar C-Type,1953, (British Racing Green) 24H France WINNER #18 Tony Rolt / Duncan Hamilton, Jaguar racing team LE 1500
The winning car of Le Mans 1953. The Jaguar racing team dedicated the victory to Queen Elizabeth, who was enthroned that year. In memory of this legendary triumph, CMC will offer a handcrafted, intricately-detailed precision replica of this C-Type in 1:18 scale.
Origin of the C-Type
One would like to know what was going on in the minds of Heynes and Lyons, the two Jaguar executives, who decided in the late summer of 1950 to take part in a race that would be held only a few months later at Le Mans. When the factory team arrived on the Sarthe in 1951 for training, the cars were unproven. Were Heynes and Lyons really looking for a chance to win? The answer came in the form of subsequent victories of the C-Type at the Sarthe 1951 and 1953.
At the London Motor Show in 1948, Jaguar introduced its brand new XK 120 as a limited production model for use in motorsport. Fascinated by the XK120 form and its technology, the crowd surprised the Jaguar managers with significantly higher demand. Lyons decided to continue to develop the XK120 as a production vehicle and to offer it worldwide. In North Americ, the sale of the vehicle had overwhelming success. With it’s very close-to-introduction XK120 achieving an extraordinarily honorable success at 1950 Le Mans, William Lyons and Bill Heynes soon agreed to get the big shell in the following year with a Jaguar.