Jaguar D-Type & E-Type, North Wales, photo by James Lipman. The D-Type car was produced to extend and deepen the success of the C-Type — and it immediately performed well.
In its first appearance at Le Mans in 1954, the Jaguar team’s cars suffered, apparently, from sand in their fuel. Once this problem had been rectified, however, this car (No 14, driven by Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt) immediately reestablished itself. Eventually it finished less than one lap down on the winning Ferrari.