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  Jaguar D-Type Works
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1954
Numbers built:5
Internal name:XKD
Designed by:Malcolm Sayer
Successor:Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 20, 2014
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Chassis XKC 401 Completed early in 1954, chassis XKC 401 was the D-Type prototype, which was never raced in period although it did compete in the official Le Mans test at the D-Type's debut. It was first tested in early in April and served as the development vehicle for the subsequent D-Typ>>>

Chassis XKC 402 The second D-Type built, chassis XKC 402 was completed in May of 1954 and entered at Le Mans by the works team for Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton. The 1953 winners eventually finished 2nd overall. At the end of the 1955 season, the car was sold to Hamilton, who converted it f>>>

Chassis XKD 403 One of three works cars entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1954, chassis XKD 403 was piloted for the works team by Peter Walker and Stirling Moss. After setting a new top speed record of just over 278 km/h on the Mulsanne straight, the car retired with a brake failure. F>>>

Chassis XKD 404 Chassis XKD 404 was the third works car entered for Le Mans, where it was driven by Peter Whitehead and Ken Wharton. The race ended early for this pairing after a gearbox failure on the 131st lap. It was later raced to victory in the Reims 12 Hours by Whitehead and Wharton. >>>

Chassis XKD 406 The fifth and final works car built in 1954, chassis XKD 406 was first raced in the Dundrod Tourist Trophy, fitted with a 2.5-litre engine. Driven by Peter Walker and Stirling Moss, it finished 18th. With the larger, 3.4-litre engine fitted, it was shipped to the United Stat>>>


  Article Image gallery (119) Chassis (5) Specifications