Saturday, 5 November 2016

Jaguar D-Type

This car competed in the Louis Vuitton 1950s Sports Car Race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1997.
It's a 1956 Jaguar D-type, chassis number XKD603, said to be the most original of the long-nose Jaguars in existence. It started as a works car in 1956, but when Jaguar dropped out of racing the following year it was sold to Ecurie Ecosse, where it received its RSF 303 registration number. The car finished second in the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hour race when Ecurie Ecosse D-types were first and second, and three more D-types finished third, fourth and sixth.The car was entered for the Silverstone race by J C Bamford Excavators and was driven by Frank Sytner.

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