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Jaguar C-Type: The autobiography of XKC 051

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Manufacturer: Porter Press
Authors: Philip Porter, Chas Parker
Product number: 9901991211
ISBN : 978-1907085468
Stock status: Low stock
Price: 72,90 € *
This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours.

The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names Briggs Cunningham in America and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) in the UK stand out.

The development of the C-type is described, focusing on the three lightweights of 1953 with thinner-gauge aluminum bodies, pioneering disc brakes, and aircraft-style fuel tanks.

All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by interviews with drivers and mechanics, a fine collection of period images and studio photographs.

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Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Chas Parker, Philip Porter
Format: 23 x 28.5 cm, Hardcover
Number of pages: 320
Texts: English
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