With a lighter and more rigid monocoque frame made out of magnesium alloy, the Jaguar D-Type not only had aircraft inspired materials but also looked more like an aircraft in many ways. Designed by a former employee of Bristol Aeroplane Co., Malcolm Sayer who also designed the earlier made C-Type and the latter E-Type and the XJ13, this car’s streamline shape was the hallmark of her entire design.
To accommodate the powerful 3.4 litre engine at a particular angle, a small bulge appeared on top of the bonnet.
At the 1957 Le Mans race, a total of 82 racing cars participated. This Jaguar D-Type (Short Nose) driven by Jean-Marie Brousselet and Jean Lucas (once a Manager of the Gordini team) and sponsored by Team Equipe Amigos came third behind two other Jaguar D-Type cars.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11 x 6 x 4.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|