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The 2013 edition of Cartier Concours d’Elegance vintage car show to be held in Mumbai on the February 8 and 9 showcases, among many other rare gems, the Jaguar C-Type the racing giant Sir Stirling Moss drove to victory at the 1952 Reims Grand Prix. The legendary racing car will also be on display at the Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Worli till February 7.

Sir Stirling Moss also drove the same C-Type at the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix and went on to take the top honours at Boreham and Turnberry.

The C-Type created history by winning the Le Mans race in 1951, being the first time it was entered in the competition. It also broke new ground in innovative automobile technology. It was the first car to use disc brakes in racing. Following the success of the C-Type, Jaguar produced successors like the D-Type and E-Type. And it was the legendary racer that inspired the carmaker’s trademark sports cars, establishing the Jaguar brand globally.      

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