Autograph 1/8 engine kit JAGUAR C-Type Le Mans 1951. Our latest development: JAGUAR XK-engine in the execution of Le Mans 1951. Completely new construction, all parts designed by Autograph itself. I have spared no expense and no effort to realize this kit. In principle, each visible item of the prototype has been reduced to scale. Each housing part, every sheet of metal, every screw.
The kit weighs approx. 2 kilos and is made entirely of metal. It contains more than 1000 parts and costs 950 Euros. We have currently about 20 kits in stock.
· more than 1000 parts, weight approx. 2 kg
· Size ca. 200 x 90 x 110 mm (incl. engine dolly)
· engine housing from white metal with brass- and nickel-silver parts - more than 100 cast parts!
· 3 plates with photoetched parts: thicknesses 0,15 mm, 0,20 mm and 0,40 mm
· absolute fitment of all parts thanks to 3D CAD construction of the whole model
· Mounting with hexagonal screws in stainless steel and brass
· Prototypical engine dolly included with rotatable rollers in brass
· an absolute highlight for the technical interested modeler
· professional building instructions with photos and part-assignments make modelling fun!
We provide the building instructions with the complete parts list available for download. You can download it as a .pdf file. Just click on the link below:
Instructions Autograph Jaguar C-Type engine kit 1951 (PDF) english
Fotos Autograph Jaguar C-Type engine kit 1951 (PDF) Dr. Winkelmann
In 1950, at Jaguar in England, the decision to construct a new race car for the endurance race at Le Mans was made. The working title for the car was "XK 120 C", derived from the XK 120 sports car and C for "Competition". This quickly became known as the "C-Type", the continuation in 1954 was in "D-Type" and in 1961 the "E-Type". The "C" was a design exclusively for racing. She had a very light tubular frame and aluminum body. The engine was the proven XK engine from the production sports car, however upgraded with some race-ready components: The exhaust system was a flow-favorable pipe system, the SU carburetors received an airbox with forced ventilation, the gearbox had another cover with shorter neck installed and the volume of the three-piece oil pan grew significantly. A radiator fan was not necessary in a racing car, as well as a heater. It is astonishing that the carburetor of the first Le Mans appearance still were those of the XK series engine. Result: First place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951, with a total distance driven of 3611.93 km and an average speed of 150.47 km/h.
Attention: this item is no toy and it is not suitable for children below 14 years!