AL Tayer Motors hosts a LeMans-winning Jaguar race car display in the UAE

Both the C-Type and D-Type can be bought in their LeMans winning specification

British marque Jaguar has been the purveyor of producing beautiful vehicles, and their latest creations hark back to their LeMans winning era. Jaguar has recreated a couple of its iconic models using modern production methods. The duo are now on display at its Dubai and Premier Motors Abu Dhabi showrooms for the first time in the Middle East & North Africa region.

The two cars in question are the C-Type and the D-Type. As per the history books, the former commanded high regard because it became the first Jaguar to win the hallowed 24 Hours of Le Man’s race in 1951, breaking every speed and distance record on its first try. The latter, the D-Type, is a legendary race car which won three consecutive 24 hours of Le Man’s endurance races between 1955-57. 

Both these cars will take over the Al Tayer dealership’s Jaguar showroom on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road from November 21 – 24, followed by a move to Premier Motors Jaguar showroom in Rawdhat Abu Dhabi from December 4 – 6.

“It is a privilege to host the new continuation series of the C-Type and D-Type cars in our showrooms together with our partners Jaguar Land Rover Middle East. We always strive to create such exciting opportunities for our customers and automotive connoisseurs. These cars offer a rare glimpse into periods of automotive history that have captured the imagination of millions globally ever since their original creation,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors.

Jaguar Classics will produce these vehicles in their original specifications from the 1950s as a treat to enthusiasts. So the iconic C-Type made in the new age will continue to feature the iconic air-intake technology combined with a lightweight aluminium body, unique to the 1953 specification. The 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber carburettors – producing 220bhp paired with revolutionary disc brakes from its LeMans winning spec will be retained in this modern build.

The same treatment will be extended towards the D-Type and its LeMans winning itemizing though buyers can choose between the 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-spec Longnose bodywork.

Jaguar claims an “extremely limited number of units” of both will be built, with prices starting at GBP 1,50,000 for the C-Type continuation and GBP 1,75,000 for the D-Type. Potential customers can register their interest through the UAE’s Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms.

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