Jaguar D Type – 1955

Jaguar D-Type


Jaguar D Type – 1955


Marca : Jaguar
Modello D Type
Anno 1955
Esemplari prodotti :
Motore 6 Cilindri in linea
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Aspirazione : 3 Carburatori Weber 45DCO3
Cilindrata : 3.781 cc
Potenza : 300 CV
Top speed Km/h :


Auction Result
2015 – Amelia Island – RM Sotheby’s – $ 3.675.000 


When the Jaguar D-Type debuted at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans, it finished a narrow 2nd to a 4.9-liter V-12. A year later, a D-Type with a long-nosed factory body and a revised motor won the race outright. Although Jaguar retired from racing after the 1956 season, the D-Type continued to flourish in private hands, winning Le Mans in 1956 and 1957 for the Ecurie Ecosse. Although not necessarily well-suited to every type of course, the D-Type proved to be extremely effective on properly surfaced endurance circuits, and it remains one of the most important Le Mans race cars ever built, holding a special place in Coventry lore.



 

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