Jaguar C-type

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The ninth vol­ume for the in-depth Great Cars se­ries fo­cuses on its fourth Jaguar, and the ex-works C-type ‘XKC 051’ cer­tainly de­serves in­clu­sion. The 1953 Le Mans saga and Ecurie Ecosse his­tory make up two-thirds of this 320-pager, with en­ter­tain­ing biographies of key driv­ers such as the charis­matic Dun­can Hamil­ton. Later years in America make fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing, in­clud­ing the bizarre body mods by Miles Brubacher, its dis­play as a chas­sis in the Cun­ning­ham Mu­seum, and its fi­nal re­turn to the Hamil­ton fam­ily. Even the out­ra­geous abuse by ‘The Stig’ Perry Mccarthy is cov­ered.

Now au­then­ti­cally re­stored, this his­toric C-type gets the full stu­dio treat­ment by Swiss spe­cial­ist Michel Zum­brunn – but bizarrely with a Moto-lita steer­ing wheel! This is one of the se­ries’ best so far. MW £60 Chas Parker and Philip Porter, Porter Press. ISBN 978 1 907085 46 8

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