The Jaguar C-Type (also called Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The "C" stands for "competition".

The car used the XK 120 of the XK120, a lightweight tubular frame designed by William Heynes and an aerodynamic aluminum body jointly developed by Heynes, RJ (Bob) Knight and later Malcolm Sayer. A total of 53 C types were built, 43 of which were sold to private owners


The XK120's 6-liter straight-cylinder two-cylinder engine, which runs on the road, produces between 160 and 180 hp (134 kW).

The C-Type version was originally set at around 205 bhp (153 kW). The first C-Types were equipped with SU carburetors and drum brakes. Later C-Types (mid 1953) are more powerful, using triple double choke Weber carburetors and high lift camshafts.

They are also lighter, and from mid-1953 onwards, braking performance was improved by four-wheel disc brakes.

The lightweight, multipubular and triangular frame was designed by William Heynes. Heynes, Knight and Sayer together developed the aerodynamic body.

Made of aluminum in the barchetta style, it is devoid of items such as carpets, weather equipment and external door handles. According to the Jaguar Heritage Registry, the cars were produced between May 1952, starting with XKC001 and ending in August 1953 with XK054. The body of the original alloy was marked with the prefix K (for example, K1037).

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