“It was 60 years ago today…” D-types to star at Concours of Elegance
Six decades ago Jaguar D-types took the first four places at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Another D-type was sixth, with a Lotus Eleven winning the 1,100cc class, finishing an extraordinary ninth overall. So expect Union Flags at Hampton Court to flutter with pride later this year, when the royal palace is once again the venue for this year’s Concours of Elegance.
To celebrate the success of Jaguar’s streamlined wonder, five D-types will be on display at the UK’s premier concours event, this year held from 1-3 September. New for 2017 is a drive past a central stage with expert commentary, much as we’ve become used to at Pebble Beach and Quail Lodge.
Jaguar D-types at Concours of Elegance 2017, the line-up:
Jaguar D-type XKD 606 – 1956 long-nose ex-Works car, 1st Le Mans 1957
Jaguar D-type XKD 603 – 1956 ex-Works car, 2nd Le Mans 1957
Jaguar D-type XKD 513 – 1955 privateer car, 3rd Le Mans 1957
Jaguar D-type XKD 504 – 1955 long-nose ex-Works car, ex-Michael Salmon
Jaguar D-type XKD 605 – 1956 long-nose ex-Works car, ex-Briggs Cunningham
For further information, see www.concoursofelegance.co.uk
Photo by Concours of Elegance