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Suffolk Sportscars Ltd
PO Box 100 Woodbridge Suffolk
IP12 9BA
Tel:  01473679799
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1953 Aluminium Suffolk C-type Jaguar with 4.2 fuel injection For Sale

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  • £145,000 +VAT
  • 1953
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Price £145,000 +VAT
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model C-Type
  C Type
Year 1953
Mileage 500 miles
Country UK
Region Suffolk
Telephone 01473 679799
Status Trade
Date 16-Jul-2020
Ref C1142284
This is a truly stunning car that has been built by our skilled team and is now ready for a new owner. We have developed a new fuel injection System which improves the cars performance, economy and reliability and this car has it fitted. A more detailed spec is provided below.

The bodywork is a hand made wheeled aluminium 2 door body and the price includes the wheels and the body painted in your choice of colour scheme.

The Suffolk C-type is the best combination or the authenticity and originality but with the required upgrades of reliability, increased driver space and better suspension and braking.


Jaguar XK Straight 6 4235cc
BORE x STROKE - 92.07 x 106 mm 3.6" x 4.17" inches
VALVE GEAR - Double overhead camshaft (DOHC), 2 valves per cylinder, 12 valves in total
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT - 250BHP at c.5500RPM
SPECIFIC OUTPUT - 59.5 bhp/litre
MAXIMUM TORQUE - 280lb.ft. torque (Est.)
COMPRESSION RATIO - 9:1
FUEL SYSTEM - 3 SU HD8 carburettors covered to bespoke fuel injection with mappable ECU and hidden Suffolk injection system, using Magnetti Marelli and Bosch components. Facet Electronic fuel pump and glass filter bowl
EXHAUST SYSTEM - Bespoke TIG welded stainless steel exhaust system to copy original C-type with side exit silencer
MAXIMUM RPM - 5500

PERFORMANCE

ACCELERATION 0-60mph 6s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
ACCELERATION 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.5 s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
STANDING QUARTER-MILE 13.6 s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
MAXIMUM SPEED 179 mph at 5500 RPM (overdrive Top with 3.31:1 final drive)
POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO 260BHP/tonne (1000kg)

CHASSIS DESIGN C-type space frame chassis, based on 1951 Jaguar Cars designs. Material of CDS Seamless 16SWG mild steel tubing and folded mild steel
ENGINE POSITION Front mid-engine
ENGINE LAYOUT Longitudinal
DRIVE WHEELS Rear wheel drive
STEERING Bespoke rack and pinion steering like original C-type ( RHD)
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5
TURNING CIRCLE 9.40m
FRONT SUSPENSION Jaguar dual unequal length wishbones with adjustable torsion bar and dampers
REAR SUSPENSION C-type lower trailing arms, top links and Panhard rod (5-link) fully adjustable by rose joints. Coil over adjustable damper with adjustable spring perches
WHEEL SIZE FRONT 5j x 16" 60-spoke wire wheel - Gloss black (colours optional)
WHEEL SIZE REAR 5j x 16" 60-spoke wire wheel - Gloss black (colours optional)
TYRES FRONT Blockley high performance radial 185 VR 16" with tubes
TYRES REAR Blockley high performance radial 185 VR 16" with tubes
BRAKES F/R Hydraulic - 3 piston callipers (F) and 2 piston callipers with cable mechanical handbrake (R)
FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER 280mm solid disc
REAR BRAKE DIAMETER 280mm solid disc
GEARBOX Jaguar all synchromesh 4-speed manual with overdrive
TOP GEAR RATIO 1:1
AXLE Jaguar Mk2 Salisbury 4HA modified to centralise input flange with shortened casing and bespoke half shafts to correct C-type width and C-type mounting brackets
FINAL DRIVE RATIO 3.31:1 - Open
BODYWORKS AND INTERIOR FITTINGS

BODY FITTINGS Chromed brass C-type grille, Lucas P700 lights, with Perspex headlamp covers, XK120 indicator fittings in front lights.

Pair of chromed 90° turn handles and pair of leather straps to secure bonnet.

Lexan visor windscreen with aluminium mounting plinth, 2 brook land aero screens , Pair of Raydot mirrors in silver.

Two doors with C-type aluminium hinges and internal latch.

Aluminium Le Mans flip up fuel filler cap, pair of single red rear lights mounted to rear body. Black painted brass Lucas number plate lamp. Spare wheel and tool storage in compartment, removable on 2 Dzus fasteners on rear of car.
INTERIOR FITTINGS Pair of handmade C-type pattern bucket seats in Saddle Tan Leather, with improved comfort and space, trimmed in finest leather, Transmission tunnel in hand rolled aluminium with leather gearstick and handbrake gaiters, fitted with 3-point adjustable harnesses.

Lockable side compartments trimmed in Hardura.

Aluminium floorpans, side panels, rear panels and dashboard. Gauge pod trimmed in black vinyl and fitted with C-type 160MPH speedometer, counter-clockwise tachometer, dual oil pressure and water temperature gauge, ammeter and fuel gauge.

Lucas ignition key, starter button and horn button, hidden 12V accessory socket. 4 aluminium pull switches for driving lights and fan on aluminium panel, Chrome passenger grab handle mounted on passenger dashboard, with black brass Lucas Map light on passenger dashboard. Driver Side panel fitted with headlamp dip switch, fuel pump switch, auxiliary light switch, indicator switch and overdrive switch.

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