For the purist, Lynx makes uncompromising C-types that are as close to authentic as safety and comfort will allow yet are even better in many ways than the originals. Different from the Proteus versions in time and exacting fidelity to the originals, a Lynx C-type is usually acquired by an investor for whom nothing less than perfection is acceptable
For the most discerning enthusiast, Lynx Motors International invests more than 3000 hours of highly skilled craftsmanship into the creation of each of these legendary tributes to the most glorious days of Jaguar racing.
After the great success of the C-type at Le Mans, Malcolm Sayer took aerodynamic design to new limits with the D-type. A fin was fitted behind the driver to improve high speed stability on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, allowing the D-type to set spectacular new records. The D-type took Le Mans by storm and captured the world’s imagination about what a race car should be. Jaguar works D-types won Le Mans in 1955 and 1956. Jaguar then withdrew from racing, but privateers continued to win, including Le Mans in 1957. Legendary private race teams such as Edinburgh’s Ecurie Ecosse and the American Briggs Cunningham team continued to win at endurance venues around the world.
When Jaguar withdrew from racing at the end of its D-type victories in 1956, Jaguar’s legendary founder Sir William Lyons decided to convert the remaining stock to street legal sports cars, thus introducing the world’s first supercar. Sadly, many were destroyed in a factory fire. One in particular captured America’s imagination when it was twice owned by Steve McQueen and celebrated by one of the leading collectors Jay Leno. Lynx recreates these objects of desire with craftsmanship, comfort and skill that is unequaled.
Jaguar experimented with the prospect of racing its new E-type by developing the lightweight E-type, or “competition E-type”. Only twelve factory lightweights were made. Jaguar’s brilliant young South African engineer Derrick White gave one (the famous “Lindner lightweight”) a Malcom Sayer aerodynamic treatment to produce the “low drag lightweight”. Jaguar produced only one of these low drag Es, and one other, the Lumsden-Seargant E-type, was privately converted to low drag, with a most spectacular subsequent history. Lynx produces these rarest of modern recreations in either painted or pure alloy form. Lynx also offers splendid rebuilds of another of the rarest E-types, namely the 1962 E-type “flat floor.”