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Jaguar C-Type and D-Type: books - history and technology

A book on the Jaguar C-Type or D-Type? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Jaguar sports cars.

Jaguar C-Type & D-Type 1951-1960 - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Jaguar C-Type and D-Type models from the years 1951-1960. Describes the Jaguar C-Type, D-Type, Cooper-Jaguar, HWM-Jaguar, Tojeiro-Jaguar, XKSS, Lister-Jaguar, Cunningham Le Mans and Lynx.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:172 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:450 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1999)
Series:Gold Portfolio
EAN:9781855203891
Book: Jaguar C-Type & D-Type 1951-1960 - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Jaguar C-Type & D-Type 1951-1960

Language: English

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The Complete Register of Jaguar C-types, D-types and Lightweight E-types

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Today the name of Jaguar still ranks high in the pantheon of British cars that have won the Le Mans 24-hour race. A mere 20 years since the birth of their first car, Jaguar had become the leading high-performance car in Britain thanks to the revolutionary XK engine, and the XK120 was in its day the fastest production car in the world.
While the company had begun to earn its spurs in motor racing, it was a bold step to build a new car with the specific intention of entering Le Mans, at the time the most famous motor race in the world. Remarkably, the new Jaguar C-type succeeded in winning at Le Mans on the first attempt.

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A further four Le Mans victories followed: in 1953 for the C-type again, and then three wins for D-types from 1955 to 1957, by which time the Jaguar works team had been withdrawn from racing. Private entries of Jaguar C- and D-types in other races continued for many years.
The E-type was never as successful in racing, since it was conceived as a GT road car rather than a racer, but the small run of lightweight cars and other competition versions added further lustre to Jaguar's reputation.

C- and D-types were sold in some numbers to private owners on both sides of the Atlantic, many of whom obviously used them for racing, but unlike most later sports-racing cars they could still be used on the road. This was and remains one of their many attractions. Virtually all the cars have survived, and in recent times have seen a steady increase in value.

The first edition of the present book was published in 2014 and was quickly acclaimed as the bible of these classic Jaguar racers. This greatly expanded new edition runs to more than 400 pages and contains 500 illustrations. It brings the individual stories of over 150 cars up to date, and includes additional useful information and appendices.

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Author:Den Carlow, Anders Ditlev Clausager, Paul Skilleter, Penny Woodley
Specs:408 pages, 27 x 21.5 x 3.1 cm / 10.6 x 8.5 x 1.22 in, hardback
Illustrations:500+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2023)
EAN:9781914929052
Book: The Complete Register of Jaguar C-types, D-types and Lightweight E-types

The Complete Register of Jaguar C-types, D-types and Lightweight E-types

Language: English

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Jaguar C-Type : The Autobiography of XKC 051 (Great Cars)

This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names of Briggs Cunningham and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) stand out.

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All this is covered in fascinating detail. Over 300 period photographs, many previously unpublished, supported by a portfolio of specially commissioned location photography.Any Jaguar enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the 'Great Cars' series.

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Author:Chas Parker, Philip Porter
Specs:320 pages, 29.5 x 25 x 3.3 cm / 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.3 in, hardback
Illustrations:300+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Porter Press International (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781907085468
Book: Jaguar C-Type : The Autobiography of XKC 051 (Great Cars)

Jaguar C-Type : The Autobiography of XKC 051

Language: English

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Jaguar D-Type Manual (1954 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation

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.

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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.

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Author:Chris Parker
Specs:160 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.4 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2017)
Series:Haynes Motorsport Manual
EAN:9781785210785
Book: Jaguar D-Type Manual (1954 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation

Jaguar D-Type Manual (1954 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation

Language: English

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Jaguar D-Type : The Autobiography of XKD-504 (Great Cars)

This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar D-types - a car that has raced more than any other D-type.
The long and varied life of XKD 504 is recounted in full, from its role as a works car used extensively for testing fuel injection, to two seasons of racing throughout Europe with Ecurie Ecosse, to four busy years of national competition in the hands of first Mike Salmon and then Peter Sutcliffe.

This book provides fascinating insight into every aspect of this D-type's history, supported by a fine collection of period photographs. Any Jaguar enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the 'Great Cars' series.

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Features:
- Life as a works car, including its important testing role and two races in 1956.
- Two seasons with Ecurie Ecosse, including sixth place in the 1957 'Monzanapolis', fifth place in the 1958 Goodwood Tourist Trophy and a trip to Sebring.
- In the period 1959-61 Mike Salmon raced XKD 504 45 times, culminating in victory in the Autosport Three Hours at Snetterton.
- Raced through 1962 by Peter Sutcliffe, who crashed heavily in XKD 504's first outing of 1963.
- This D-type's active life in historic racing is also covered, including its long period in the ownership of Neil Corner, connoisseur collector and enthusiastic historic racer.
- Nearly 300 period photographs, many previously unpublished, supported by a portfolio of specially commissioned location photography.

Author:Pliip Porter, Chas Parker
Specs:320 pages, 29.5 x 25 x 3.3 cm / 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.3 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Porter Press International (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781907085253
Book: Jaguar D-Type : The Autobiography of XKD-504 (Great Cars)

Jaguar D-Type : The Autobiography of XKD-504

Language: English

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Jaguar D-Type: XKD 504 - eine Autobiografie

Schön, schnell, erfolgreich - Jaguars legendärer Sportwagen ist dreifacher Le-Mans-Sieger, Sportwagen-Ikone und Vorläufer des ebenso legendären E-Type, kurzum: der D-Type ist ein Meilenstein der Automobilgeschichte.
Dieser einmalige Bildband stellt den Jaguar XKD 504 in den Mittelpunkt als Paradebeispiel für den britischen Sportwagen. Er ist der am häufigsten im Rennsport eingesetzte D-Type überhaupt und das erste Exemplar mit der sog. "Long Nose".

Der international renommierte Jaguar-Papst Philip Porter hat bereits viele Preise für seine Autobücher bekommen. Hier stellt er den Jaguar-Rennwagen am Beispiel des wohl berühmtesten Modells mit dem Kennzeichen XKD 504 vor.
Gemeinsam mit Co-Autor Chas Parker schrieb er eine unnachahmliche Biografie über den Jaguar D-Type. Dafür sprachen sie mit Fahrern, Besitzern, Mechanikern, Konstruktueren, Ingenieuren, Restauratoren, Enthusiasten und sind tief in diverse Rennsport-Archive und das Jaguar-Archiv eingetaucht.

Dieser edle Prachtband im Schmuckschuber ist das Ergebnis intensiver und akribischer Recherchearbeit und natürlich das Ergebnis einer leidenschaftlichen Haltung zu diesem einzigartigen Rennwagen. Limitiert auf 1.000 Exemplare, einzeln nummeriert!

Author:Philip Porter, Chas Parker
Specs:320 pages, 25 x 29 cm / 9.8 x 11.4 in, hardback, in cassette
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2017)
EAN:9783958435643
Book: Jaguar D-Type: XKD 504 - eine Autobiografie

Jaguar D-Type: XKD 504 - eine Autobiografie

Language: German

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Jaguar D-Type - The Story of XKD526

The Jaguar D-type helped to establish the Coventry marque's place in Le Mans 24 Hours folklore, thanks to three successive victories between 1955 and 1957. With its long, elegantly sculptured bonnet and distinctive tail fin, the D-type quickly became one of the world's most recognisable sports racers - as well as one of the most successful in period.

This book focuses on the fascinating history of XKD 526, one of only three D-types registered new in Australia. While its competition pedigree was forged at some internationally celebrated circuits - Bathurst and Longford, for instance - it also raced at delightfully named bygones such as Gnoo Blas and Catalina Park. This is a comprehensive history of its distinguished track record.

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  • Having been brought into Australia by a Brisbane-based Jaguar dealer with an active interest in motorsport, XKD 526 was campaigned extensively in the country from 1956 until the dawn of the 1970s. Author John Elmgreen chronicles each of its competition appearances, complete with details of drivers, race results and the main opposition.
  • Of the three D-types that went to Australia as new cars, XKD 526 remained there for the longest period. The book logs its ownership history and full details of all modifications, repairs and restorations.
  • The car's evolution is illustrated with a sumptuous array of period photographs from some of Australia's most comprehensive archives and elsewhere.
Author:John Elmgreen
Specs:96 pages, 22.5 x 24.5 x 1.3 cm / 8.9 x 9.7 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Porter Press International (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781907085956
Book: Jaguar D-Type - The Story of XKD526

Jaguar D-Type - The Story of XKD526

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024