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JAGUAR D-TYPE PROFILE

JAGUAR D-TYPE PROFILE

Palm Springs, CA

Another view of this tremendous car. Hard to believe that street-able versions were sold, as were these racing-only cars. The car's light weight and aerodynamic shape is a direct result of the work of its designer, Malcolm Sayer, who joined Jaguar following a WW II stint with the Bristol Aeroplane Company. A dry sump lubrication system, which does away with a convention oil pan on the bottom of the engine block, allows the car's engine, and, thus, the rest of the car, to sit much closer to the ground thank it would without using this method of keeping its lifeblood, oil, pumping throughout the engine.

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