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The JAGUAR D-Type was one of the most charismatic and successful sports/racing cars ever made. Introduced in 1954, its aerodynamic shape included a distinctive tail fin to increase stability at high speed.

Powering this D-Type is Jaguar’s legendary XK 3,4-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that developed 186 kilowatts. The car was capable of more than 270 kilometres per hour and zero to 96 kilometres per hour took 4,7 seconds.

The Belgian Ecurie Francorchamps team bought the car prior to it being works-prepared for the 1956 Le Mans 24-Hour where it finished fourth, a feat repeated in 1957. In the following years it took part in many sporting events in Europe before being shipped to Japan for the inaugural race meeting at Suzuka.

This rare short-nosed car eventually returned to Britain where for many years it was proudly displayed at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory.



Year 1955
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Engine Type 6 Cylinder inline twin OHC
Power Output 250 BHP or 184 kW
Transmission Type 4-speed  manual
Braking System discs all round
Top speed 260 km/h or 162 mph