1956 Jaguar D-Type
|Performance:||4.2 Jaguar E-Type 6-cyl, Weber carburetors|
|Transmission:||Getrag 5 speed|
|Features:||RAM coil over shocks, Racing Style Seatbelts|
|Mileage:||329 (since restoration)|
|Wheels:||Dunlop Racing Wheels|
|Tires:||205/60/16 Continental Control Correct|
|Brakes:||XJ6 Front & Rear Brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: XD-656|
This spectacular Jaguar D-Type re-creation features a fresh restoration by British Restorers Realm Engineering to a very exciting, and rare model. This is a fun car for driving or rallying, and more importantly available at a fraction of the prohibitive cost an original D Type would command today.
This fiberglass-bodied Roadster features a number of performance enhancements including: Weber carbs, a Getrag 5 speed transmission, rack and pinion steering, high torque starter, electronic distributor, and an Alloy radiator with auxiliary electric fan. On the inside, the D-Type features a luxurious full-leather interior, full instrumentation, and a Mota Lita steering wheel, while the exterior of the car features period correct Badges, turn signals, side Exhaust Pipes, accented white stripes and racing insignia, and rests atop a set of Dunlop Racing Wheels. Don't miss this opportunity to experience one of Jaguar's most elite classic models!
Designed specifically to win the Le Mans 24-hour race, the slippery D-Type was produced by Jaguar Cars Ltd. between 1954 and 1957. Sharing the straight-6 XK engine and many mechanical components with its C-Type predecessor its structure however was radically different. Innovative monocoque construction and aerodynamic efficiency integrated aviation technology in a sports racing car, some examples including a renowned vertical stabilizer. Engine displacement began at 3.4 litres, was enlarged to 3.8 L in 1957, and reduced to 3.0 L in 1958 when Le Mans rules limited engines for sports racing cars to that maximum. D-Types won Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957. After Jaguar temporarily retired from racing as a factory team, the company offered the remaining unfinished D-Types as XKSS versions whose extra road-going equipment made them eligible for production sports car races in America. In 1957 25 of these cars were in various stages of completion when a factory fire destroyed nine of them. Total production is thought to have included 18 factory team D-Types, 53 customer cars and 16 XKSS versions.