Jaguar C-type: The Autobiography Of Xkc 051 by Philip PorterJaguar C-type: The Autobiography Of Xkc 051 by Philip Porter

Jaguar C-type: The Autobiography Of Xkc 051

byPhilip Porter, Chas Parker

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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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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Philip Porter has written about 18 motoring books, twice winning the Montagu Trophy for best motoring book of the year. A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, that enthusiasm was largely fired by one Stirling Moss. Like so many young boys in the fifties, he was Philip’s absolute hero. As a consequence, Philip began successfully competing ...
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Title:Jaguar C-type: The Autobiography Of Xkc 051Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Porter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907085467

ISBN - 13:9781907085468

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