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Jaguar Classic Showcases at Monterey Car Week

Luxury, handcrafted C-type and D-type Continuations on display


With Monterey Car Week beginning as this is being written, there’s a lot that will be going on throughout the weekend. Maybe your mind is hung up on the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and other events, but the corporations also use this opportunity to make a splash. In the case of Jaguar, its Jaguar Classic brand plans to showcase the C-type and D-type Continuation luxury collectibles.

Jaguar Classic connects enthusiasts to the legend of Jaguar “through the most authentic restorations, experiences, parts and services available.” For the C-type and D-type, they’re part of Jaguar Classic’s Continuation series, a hand-built set of vehicles created in Coventry that requires over 3,000 hours to build.  

Beginning on August 16th, Jaguar Classic will have both Continuation vehicles on display at Laguna Seca for the Rolex Motorsports Reunion. On the 18th, both the C-type and D-type Continuations will be presented at The Quail, the car show of which you can’t afford the entry fee (though Jaguar calls it “an exquisite showcase of the finest automobiles in the world”). Each Jaguar Classic display will showcase the craft, skill, and passion that goes into each of these historic Continuations.

“We are immensely proud of the work everyone at Jaguar Classic Works have put – and continue to put – into these exquisite Continuation vehicles,” says the Director of Jaguar Classic, Paul Barritt. “They are true masterpieces with exceptional stories behind them. It is very special to bring these stories of Jaguar’s incredible heritage to life through the work of passionate and talented individuals, and to be able to share them with the world at events like Monterey Car Week.”

This is the first time Jaguar Classic will present the C-type Continuation to U.S. based enthusiasts, 70 years after its victory at Le Mans. Each is available in one of 12 heritage exterior colors and eight interior colors. They’re powered by Jaguar’s 3.4-liter straight-six producing 220 horsepower, which was what the originals were putting out with a trio of Webers. No more than 16 will be produced, a bit fewer than the D-type Continuation, of which the last of 25 vehicles is being built.  

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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