When the car has as much history as this Jaguar D-Type, you can never really own ...
When the car has as much history as this Jaguar D-Type, you can never really own it. You may guard it for the few years, like this car’s current owner, Terry Larson, and it’s never truly yours.
This vehicle featured here is the second works D-Type to come out of Jaguar’s Coventry factory in 1954. Stirling Moss and the co-driver Pete Miller drove it to the record-breaking 172.97 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
Over the next several years, and even more famous drivers got the shot behind the wheel. Norman Dewis, Peter Whitehead, Tony Role, Ken Wharton, and Duncan Hamilton have all reportedly driven this vehicle.
It is also been crashed, rebuilt, and repainted more than the few times. In 1958, its engine was changed. At least one driver has died after the wreck. And yet, it kept getting rebuilt.
Eventually, Terry Larson’s time with this particular Jaguar D-Type will come to an end. But the car will live on.
Someone else will take care of it, and they will be charged with preserving its history. And that’s the way it should be.
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