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.
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.
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.
this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by interviews with
drivers and mechanics, a fine collection of period images and studio
Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.2 x 11.5 inches