Jaguar D-Type 1954 onwards (all models) (Hardcover)

An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation of Jaguar's Le Mans-winning sports car (Owners' Workshop Manual)

By Chas Parker

Haynes Publishing UK, 9781785210785, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2017

List Price: 39.95*
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The Jaguar D-Type is the iconic 1950s Jaguar sports racing car that took a hat-trick of Le Mans victories. Revolutionary at the time, the D-Type was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and featured an aluminum, monocoque cockpit section, a bag-type fuel tank in the tail, and a dry-sump engine lubrication system.

Today, genuine D-Types are highly sought-after, and many examples are still active in historic racing. This Manual includes contemporary photographs and detailed images of D-types in the workshop today, as well as input from restoration specialists and engineers. Altogether, this is a fascinating insight into a legendary sports racing car.

About the Author

Chas Parker has written a number of books about motorsport, including Haynes Manuals for the D-type Jaguar and Bugatti Type 35 and others. He was short-listed, together with co-author Philip Porter, for the 2017 RAC Motoring Book of the Year Award for his book on the 1953 Le Mans-winning C-type Jaguar.