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
Subject of a five-part feature series in Jaguar
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.