Jaguar Model Club

2001 CLUB MODEL -  C-type 1952 Reims GP Winner

This C-type was a very important car in motor racing, it achieved the first ever win for a car with disc brakes and ended the life of the shocking drum brakes which tended to fade as the race went on.  Stirling Moss was at the wheel when Jaguar Cars had to borrow Tommy Wisdom's Pastel Green C-type, XKC 005, no works C-types were spare to race that weekend. Although not the most attractive colour, Pastel Green certainly made this C-type stand out, it's a nice change to have another model in our collections to balance against the sea of British Racing Green we Jaguar model collectors suffer from !!. The seats were Moss Green which is a strange coincidence as the driver was a certain Mr. Moss !! who drove brilliantly in blistering heat to win the GP convincingly.  Provence Moulage again provided the base kit, but apart from the body and base, we threw most of the other parts away and either made our own or bought in better ones. We added a new Steering wheel, gearlever, handbrake, fuel filler cap, bonnet handles, bonnet straps, exhaust, cockpit cover, mirror, twin screens, wheel spinners and finally we made our own decals. To finish the model off Sir Stirling Moss OBE kindly signed the bases and a certificate of authenticity matches the number of each of the fifty models produced.

 

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