Jaguar D-Type Owners' Workshop Manual


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The Jaguar D-Type is the iconic 1950s Jaguar sports racing car that won a hat-trick of Le Mans victories from 1955 to 1957

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1954 onwards (all models)

The Jaguar D-Type is the iconic 1950s Jaguar sports racing car that won a hat-trick of Le Mans victories from 1955 to 1957. Revolutionary at the time, the D-Type was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and featured an aluminium monocoque cockpit section, a bag-type fuel tank in the tail, and a dry-sump engine lubrication system. The D-Type first appeared at Le Mans in 1954, finishing second. After winning in 1955 and 1956, D-Types took five of the top six places in 1957. Today, genuine D-Types are highly sought-after, and many examples are still active in historic racing. In February 2014, a 1955 D-Type, with race history, was sold for a record price of £2.7 million. This Manual includes numerous contemporary photographs, in addition to detailed images of various D-types in the workshop today, and input from restoration specialists and engineers. A fascinating insight into a legendary sports racing car.

Author: Chas Parker’s experience of motorsport publishing includes roles as a sub-editor and occasional contributor to Autosport and Motorsport News, Britain’s leading motorsport weeklies. He has written several motorsport books, including Haynes's Brands Hatch: The history of Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuit and Silverstone: The home of British motor racing. He lives in East Sussex.

Auteur Chas Parker
Éditeur Haynes
Date de parution March 2017
Format 21x27 cm
ISBN 9781785210785
Nombre de page 160
Langue English
Condition New
Binding Hardbound
Par (SAINT REMY EN ROLLAT, France) le 26 March 2017 (Jaguar D-Type Owners' Workshop Manual) :

JAGUAR D TYPE Owners'Workshop Manual by Haynes

Un nouveau livre sur la "D" Type. Elle le vaut bien !!! Avec des photos inédites et surtout des renseignements techniques pas toujours évidents à trouver (pressions des pneus par exemple ...).
Très satisfait par cet achat, .... il n'y a que nos amis Anglais pour sortir un livre similaire pour un véhicule sorti à si petit nombre, même avec les répliques. Merci a eux, vraiment amoureux d'automobiles.

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