THE JAGUAR D-TYPE
|...you won't regret the purchase of this book. Its creamy pages exude an air of sheer quality, not just of design and production but quality of research too. OCTANE|
In June 1954, at the Le Mans 24-hour race, Jaguar launched the car that had been in development for eighteen months. The D-type finished in second place in its debut race and went on to win the Le Mans 24-hour race for the next three years running, becoming Jaguar's most successful racing car. Now, just over 60 years on, Palawan presentsTHE JAGUAR D-TYPE, the first full and comprehensive history dedicated solely to one of the most beautiful racing cars ever.
The book includes the story of the design and development of the D-type, as well as a racing history of both the Works cars and those belonging to private owners. The focus is on the D-type, but naturally included is the XK-SS, a road-legal sports car produced after Jaguar retired from racing, by converting 16 of the unsold, unfinished D-types.
As is customary for Palawan editions, there is an extensive section setting out the history, both written and photographic, of every D-type made. Appendices include technical descriptions, road tests and biographies of the works drivers and the technical staff involved in the development and racing of the D-type.
Comprising 420 pages, with over 500 photographs, the book measures 290 x 340mm and is exquisitely designed and presented in two limited editions.
|There have been plenty of excellent D-type histories, but none that are quite as beautiful as Palawan's latest production. CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR|
Limited to just 250 copies, numbered 1 - 250, this edition is bound in green buckram cloth, silkscreened and silver foil blocked on the front and spine, and encased in a green buckram cloth slipcase with silver foil blocking.
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This deluxe edition is limited to just 50 copies, individually numbered 1-50, bound in green leather with silver foil blocking and a steel 'Jaguar' logo printed in white and red. The book is encased in a luxurious presentation box covered with silver grey cloth with green blocking and embossing. The interior of the box is covered in black velvet and holds the leatherbound book as well as Spark scale models of the three Le Mans winning cars, each in its own display box. As well, the lid of the box holds a cloth covered folder containing two signed and numbered limited edition prints by Jeremy Dickinson.