Jaguar C Type Continuation
Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C Type Continuation
In 1952, Ian Stewart, Ecurie Ecosse's driver, visit the Jaguar Cars in Coventry to collect his brand new Type C. He will drive this car to participate in the first race in Jersey to face fierce competition from Aston Martin and Fraser Nash. The race was won by a galloping victory, which opened the first chapter of Ecurie Ecosse's international racing career.
Ecurie Ecosse has created a new low volume car: the Ecurie Ecosse LM-C that pays tribute to its past success, it's hand-built by Ecurie Ecosse technicians with a very high level of detail.
The Ecurie Ecosse Continuation Series retains all the key elements that contributed to the success of Jaguar racing in the 1950s, while at the same time making careful improvements. It still retains the aerodynamic shape, is still made of thin-gauge aluminum alloy, and is mounted on the steel space frame chassis, but it is wider and harder than before, using laser cutting to ensure accuracy. Although the capacity has been increased to 4.2 liters and fuel injection has been installed to increase the power to 300bhp, it still retains the powerful Jaguar straight six XK engine.
The suspension and disc brakes have been uprated to cope with the additional performance and a five-speed gearbox added to maximise acceleration and top speed. The detail of the car is breath-taking, with the hand-crafted aluminium bucket seats clothed in supple blue leather by Crest, hand-airbrushed Ecurie Ecosse shields adorning the car’s flanks, and Tag Heuer ‘Master Time’ stopwatches on the dashboard.