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C-Type No. 18, Rolt and Hamilton

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Jaguar's victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1953 would be its second in a C-type. This painting depicts the winning C-type, driven by Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton, at 'Indianapolis' - the sweeping curves on the return part of the circuit. This car covered a record distance (2,540.3 miles) at an record average speed (108.85 mph) thus becoming the first to win this event at an average in excess of 100mph.

Jaguar Heritage

Gaydon


Date

1953

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 83 x W 150 cm

Accession number

1997/1545

Acquisition method

gift, 1997

Work type

Painting


Jaguar Heritage

Jaguar Heritage Archive, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 OBJ England

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