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10 Best Jaguar Models of All Time

18 November 2014

9. Jaguar D-Type

Produced between 1954 and 1957, the Jaguar D-Type model is a sports racing car.

The D-Type model shares a lot with the C-Type, including the Straight-6 XK engine design, but the structure of the car was radically different.

Several Jaguar D-Type models even won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957.

And the secret was “simple”l the structural design was revolutionary at the time, and that’s only because it applied aeronautical technology.

Joining Jaguar following a stint with the Bristol Aeroplane Company during the Second World War, Malcolm Sayer was mostly the one responsible for the aerodynamic bodywork/

The first factory production D-Type model was sold at Bonhams auction for £2,201,500 in July 2008.

10 Best Jaguar Models of All Time
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