Jaguar will resurrect its iconic C-Type sports car, however just eight examples are currently slated for production.
The replicas – specified to match the 164kW 1953 Le Mans-winning variant – will be hand-built at Jaguar’s Classic Works facility in Coventry, and slot into the wider Classic Continuation range.
Originally built between 1951 and 1953, the C-Type was designed by legendary aeronautical aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer.
Powered by a 3.4-litre straight-six engine, the car was structurally supported by a lightweight tubular frame and wore an aluminium body.
Notably, it was also one of the earliest automotive adopters of disc brakes, the longevity and reliability of which contributed to its success in endurance racing.
The C-Type won the famed Le Mans 24 Hours on debut in 1951 (driven by Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead), and repeated the feat in 1953 (driven by Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton).
Just 54 examples were ultimately built, and the model was succeed by the era-defining Jaguar D-Type in 1954.
The new limited-edition replicas – which are reportedly eligible for historic racing competition – will be offered with an FIA-approved Harness Retention System and roll-over protection.
Pricing has yet to be announced, however the car is unlikely to come cheap, with a price tag containing six figures expected.