57. Jaguar XK 120

57. Jaguar XK 120

The first 242 cars, all roadsters handbuilt between late 1948 and early 1950, had aluminium bodies on ash frames. In May 1949 Jaguar demonstrated an XK 120 roadster to the press on the high-speed autoroute between Jabbeke and Aeltre in Belgium. The road was closed for the occasion. The white lefthand drive car was the second XK 120 built. The Jaguar was timed through the flying mile at 126.44 mph (203.49 km/h). Le Mans : Three of the allocated cars, extensively modified, were entered to the 1950 Le Mans 24 hours race. Johnson, who spearheaded his factory-supported assault on the race with codriver Bert Hadley, never ran lower than seventh place and held seconds for two hours, but in the 21st hour had a retire from third place with clutch failure caused by using the gears to slow the car in the absence of brakes. The Jaguar had been closing the gap to leader Louis Rosier, whose Talbot’s pace was significantly slower, at  a rate that would have secured victory. Haines, with codriver Peter Clark, finished 12th and Walker’s car, driven by Peter Whitehead and John Marshall was 15th. The results convinced William Lyons it was worth investing in future success at Le Mans.

Original watercolour of Jaguar XK 120

 

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
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44. Jaguar C Type

44.Jaguar C type

He retired in 1952 after a crash left him in a coma for a month, as afterwards he felt unable to continue driving at a professional level. Moss was a pioneer in the British Formule One racing scene and placed second in the Drivers Championship four times in a row from 1955 to 1958. The Jaguar C Type was successful in racing, most notably at Le Mans 24 hours race, which it won twice. The first time in 1951. The second time in 1953. This time the body was thinner, lighter aluminium and the original twin H8 sand cast SU carburettors where replaced by three DC03 40 mm Webers, which helped boost power to 220 bhp. Further weight was saved by using a rubber bag fuel tank, lighter electrical equipment and thinner gange steel for some of the chassis tubes. The most significant change to the cars was the switch to disc brakes. A C Type once owned and raced by Phil Hill sold at an American auction in August 2009 for $ 2.530,000.

Original watercolour of Jaguar C Type

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
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  • Size : 29 x 20 cm = 11.42” x 7.87”
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20. Jaguar C type

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Jaguar C type
This Jaguar C type was the winner at le Mans in 1951 – 1953 – 1955 – 1956 and 1957. Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton being the first drivers to win Le Mans at over 100 mph and Stirling Moss and Peter Walker taking second place after being slowed with fuel starvation. With the third factory C type finishing in fourth place, in the hands of Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart, the Jaguar Victory was complete.
The Jaguar C type is a racing sportscar built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” designation stood for “competition”. The car used running gear of the contemporary XK 120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 52 C types were built. The road-going XK 120’s 3.4 litre twin-cam, straight 6 engine produced between 160 and 180 bhp. The version in the C type was originally tuned to around 205 bhp. Later C types were more powerful, using triple twin-choke Weber carburettors and high lift camshafts. They were lighter and from 1952 braking performance was improved by disc brakes on all four wheels. The lightweight, multi-tubular, triangulated frame was designed by Bob Knight. The aerodynamic body was designed by Malcolm Sayer. Made of aluminium in the barchetta style it was devoid of road-going items as carpets, wheater equipment and exterior doorhandles.
 

 

Original Watercolour of Jaguar C type

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
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  • Size : 29 x 20 cm = 11.42″  x 7.87″
  • Price : € 495,–

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