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Jaguar D-Type (1955 LeMans winner) from Autoart

By Mark Savage
Published: July 14, 2014
Jaguar was a post-war powerhouse with its C-Type sports cars, which won the famous 24 Hours of LeMans twice in three years. The C was a straightforward sports car with a long nose and a 3.4-liter straight-6 that made 220 horsepower.

By 1954 the competition, mainly Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari, was stepping up. Jaguar needed a new design that was lighter and faster, so the D-Type, with its distinctive stabilizer fin, used airplane technology with a monocoque cockpit and an aluminum alloy to keep the car light.

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