Amelia Island 2015 Galleries – 1954 Jaguar D-Type Factory Team Racecar XKD403

Jaguar D-TypeThe Jaguar D-Type is easy to love – with its swoopy panels almost bending upside down to form a bullet-like casing for these lightweight mechanicals. The rear wing is a treat, while the provenance of this actual car is also hard to neglect. Raced with the Jaguar factory team the wing lists none other than Sir Stirling Moss as one of the brave men to pin the thottle of this dark-green beauty.

One thing that is plain to see with this Jag compared with racers from after 1955 is that its nose intake appears to be quite small. This is not just a visual difference — the Jaguar inline-six did have some cooling issues in the heat of racing battles.

1954 Jaguar D-Type

Factory Team Racecar XKD403

Jaguar D-Type

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