At the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1954, this legendary Jaguar D-Type saw victory with Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel. Now, you can own that very car.
Up for grabs at RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction next month, this is the first time this victorious D-Type is being offered for public sale. With its 3.4-litre straight-six engine, the nimble Jag went up against giants such as the Ferrari 375 Plus with its 5.0L V12 – twice as many cylinders as the Jag – and still has its original body, chassis, drivetrain and suspension components.
Following its Le Mans victory with Moss in 1954, this D-Type went on to race a series of other events in 1955 before being bought by a privateer team that same year.
RM Sotheby’s expects the D-Type will fetch anywhere between US$12 and $15 million.