The Best of Amelia Island 2015


Sold for $3,675,000 on March 14, 2015

Est. 300 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline
six-cylinder engine with three Weber
45DCO3 carburetors, four-speed manual
transmission, independent front suspension,
live rear axle trailing links and transverse
torsion bar, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Wheelbase: 90.5 in.

Extensively documented; multiple in-period
   1st place finishes
Comprehensive restoration in 2003 by noted
   D-Type expert
Subject of a five-part feature series in Jaguar
   World Monthly
Vintage racing participation, including at the
   Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival
Accompanied by a FIVA Passport,
   FIA papers, and a JDHT Certificate

1955 Jaguar D-Type
When the Jaguar D-Type debuted at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans, it finished a narrow 2nd to a 4.9-liter Ferrari 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.