• M-193 1

    1:18 CMC – 1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC 023 (current state of the model)

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    • Limited Edition of 1500 pieces world-wide
    • High quality Diecast, crafted in excellent detail by CMC
    • Item #M-193

     

    History

    The Jaguar C-Type – the sports car icon of the early fifties.

    The C-Type developed for use in motorsport from the XK120 was completely new except for the optimized engine. Jaguar won the overall victory in Le Mans twice with the C-Type. Between 1952 and 1955, racing teams with the C-Type won many (class) victories in national and international races. 53 copies of the C-Type were made in Coventry, including four lightweight chassis.

    CMC has studied Dr. Jenny’s C-Type (XKC 023) meticulously. The result is a CMC-made miniature highlighting the impressive charisma and sporty dynamics of the original.

     

    Following information courtesy of CMC:

     

    In his or her wildest dream, every collector hopes to be lucky enough to pull a car out of the barn in a rusty and dusty condition, but of so much importance that it would astonish the professional world. This was what happened to Dr. Christian J. Jenny and his C-Type XKC 023.Chassis XKC 023 was first delivered to Charles Hornburg, Jaguar’s US West Coast importer in late 1952, and it was directly transferred to Joe Henderson, a Jaguar dealer in Seattle.

     

    In August 1953, the car took part in a race for the first time — the Seattle Seafair 100-mile race, and it was driven by Bill Pollack and Jack Douglas. The latter was a comedy writer and television producer, well-known for his close relationship with Hollywood celebrities, including Mitzi Gaynor, leading star of “South Pacific”. Jack Douglas became the first owner of the sleek, fast XKC 023, and he took every opportunity to show off his vehicle and girlfriend. Also, racing was in his blood, so the C-type was frequently and successfully used in local racing events. After an accident, in which XKC 023 took considerable damage on the body side, the interest of the amateur racing driver in his C-Type dwindled.

     

    The vehicle remained on the US West Coast. In 1962 it came into the possession of Frank Schierenbeck, owner of a repair shop for European sports cars. With him, the C-type stayed until 1997, but knowledge about its whereabouts had faded into obscurity from the mid-sixties. Search for the missing Chassis XKC 023 began in 1986, and the car was found in 1997, albeit in a state of disassembly. In November 2000, XKC 023 was put together once more. Hardly completely restored, it participated in the Mille Miglia Storica 2001 with Jenny/Werdenberg at the wheel. Two years later, Dr. Jenny took XKC 023 to the celebrations in honour of the C-Type win at Le Mans 1951. In May 2006, the vehicle received the coveted FIA heritage certificate.

     

    Model Description

    • Metal precision model hand-built from more than 1,150 parts
    • Flip-open and lockable engine hood
    • Realistic replica of the straight six engine complete with encircling components, pipes and cabling
    • Metal exhaust pipes
    • Triangular front axle with wishbones, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal
      torsion bar suspension, all made of metal
    • Rigid rear axle with transverse torsion bar suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal links, all made of metal
    • Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel
    • Detailed replication of the cooling system
      • Detailed fuel and oil circulation
    • Authentically-replicated hinged fuel cap
    • Driver's door openable on realistic-looking hinges
    • Upholstered leather-covered driver and passenger seats
    • Perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on alloy rims
    • Screw-on central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
    • Elegant and brilliant finish in original colour
    • Starting numbers printed with the elaborate tampon printing method

    Special feature as accessory: Booster trolley with separate assist start device

     

    Specifications of Real Car

    • Sports car built on a tubular frame
    • Body shell made of extra thin alloy sheet metal
    • 3.4-litre 6-cylinder in-line-engine
    • Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
    • Dry sump oil lubrication
    • Mixture preparation with two SU 2”-carburettors type H8/9
    • Coil/ capacitor ignition, one plug per cylinder
    • Four-speed manual gearbox mounted to the engine

     

    Maximum output:  200 HP at 5,800 rpm

    Displacement:        3.442 cc

    Bore x Stroke        83 x 106 mm

    Top speed:            230 Km/h (depending on ratio)

    Wheelbase:            2.438 mm

    Total length:          3.988 mm

    Total width:          1.638 mm

    Track front/rear:    1.295 / 1.295 mm

    Total height:          1. 081 mm

    Curb weight:         970 kg (2102 lb.)