Race ,Historic
JAN 29th 2021
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

Racing a C‑type in Monaco | Thank Frankel it's Friday

Further to the news this week that Jaguar is to build eight new continuation C-types, I noticed that the cars will be supplied stock standard and with disc brakes which these days is an exceptionally rare specification, even among cars as rare as C-types. What few standard cars remain are usually on drums, because that’s how they came from the factory, while disc brake cars tend to be racers with power outputs that bear no relation to what they’d have had when new.

But I am lucky enough to be able to describe exactly what a standard but disc brake C-type is like, because it has been my very lucky lot to be able to drive just such a car over the years. Once I even raced it at Monaco.


Andrew Frankel

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