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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1956
Numbers built:11 (5 in 1955 and 6 in 1956)
Internal name:XKD
Designed by:Malcolm Sayer
Predecessor:Jaguar D-Type Works
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 03, 2013
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Chassis XKD 504 The first of five Long Nose D-Types built for the 1955 season, chassis XKD 504 served at Le Mans as Jaguar's spare car. Later in the year it was raced at Silverstone and the Nürburgring but with little success by the works team. In 1956, it was used to test a fuel injec>>>

Chassis XKD 505 Allocated to Ivor Bueb and Mike Hawthorn, chassis XKD 505 was part of the Jaguar works effort during the tragedy stricken 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. The quickest of the D-Types, it was driven to the type's first victory at Le Mans. Not raced again, it was subsequently used as>>>

Chassis XKD 601 Chassis XKD 601 was one of six works 'Long Nose' cars built for the 1956 season. Finished in Briggs Cunningham colours, it was raced at the Sebring 12 Hours and later back in British Racing Green, it competed in the Nürburgring 1000 km. On both occasions, chassis XKD 60>>>

Chassis XKD 604 The first works D-Type built in 1956, chassis XKD 604 served mainly as a development vehicle upon which the other five 1956 specification cars were based. It was raced only once, during the Daily Express Trophy at Silverstone where Desmond Titterington placed second. Althoug>>>

Chassis XKD 605 The penultimate works D-Type built, chassis XKD 605 was only raced once by the factory team; to victory in the Reims 12 Hours in the hands of Duncan Hamilton and Ivor Bueb. It was subsequently lent to Briggs Cunningham and raced sporting the American racing colours of white >>>

Chassis XKD 606 Prepared for the 1956 Le Mans, chassis XKD 606 did not make the start due to an accident in practice. Following Jaguar's withdrawal from racing, it was one of three 1956 spec D-Types sold to Ecurie Ecosse. The following year, it was altogether more successful as in the hands>>>

  Article Image gallery (116) Chassis (6) Specifications