Jaguar D-Type Owners' Workshop Manual : 1954 onwards (all models), Hardback Book

Jaguar D-Type Owners' Workshop Manual : 1954 onwards (all models) Hardback

Description

The Jaguar D-Type is the iconic 1950s Jaguar sports racing car that won a hat-trick of Le Mans victories from 1955 to 1957.

Revolutionary at the time, the D-Type was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and featured an aluminium monocoque cockpit section, a bag-type fuel tank in the tail, and a dry-sump engine lubrication system.

The D-Type first appeared at Le Mans in 1954, finishing second.

After winning in 1955 and 1956, D-Types took five of the top six places in 1957.

Today, genuine D-Types are highly sought-after, and many examples are still active in historic racing.

In February 2014, a 1955 D-Type, with race history, was sold for a record price of GBP2.7 million.

This Manual includes numerous contemporary photographs, in addition to detailed images of various D-types in the workshop today, and input from restoration specialists and engineers.

A fascinating insight into a legendary sports racing car.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Motor cars: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781785210785

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