Jaguar 1955

Mark VII M
XK 140
D-type
2.4 Litre - new model in the autumn.

Great Britain

Jaguar XK 140 is a renamed version of the XK120 of former years; with the new name come an increase in power from the famous 3½ -litre engine which had been so successful on the International sports car racing front since the war. The 3442-cc power unit develop 190 bhp at 5500 rpm (160 bhp on XK120). Also available are Drophead Coupé and Fixed-Head Coupé versions. Externally they are distinguishable from the XK120 by bolder grille bars and wrapround bumpers.
Jaguar Mark VIIM Saloon is similar to the Mark VII but with increased power output (as on the XK140) and modified front end treatment which include new wrapround bumpers, exterior mounted fog lamps, horn grilles below the headlamps, flashing trafficators and rim embellishers as standard equipment.


2.4 Litre to 4 drzwiowy sedan, napędzany 6-cylindrowym, 112-konnym silnikiem o pojemności 2,4l. wywodzącym się ze sportowego XK. Konkurent Rovera 75, ma rozstaw osi 273 cm i długość 459 cm.

 

Mark VII M

Mk VII M (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 190 bhp; wb: 10' 0'')
 Saloon

 

XK 140

XK 140 (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 190 bhp; wb: 8' 6'')
 Roadster OTS
 Fixed Head Coupé FHC
 Drophead Coupé DHC

 

D-type

D-type (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc; wb: 7' 6'')

 

Two-point-four Litre

2.4 Litre (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 2483 cc, 112-bhp; wb 8 ft 11 ½ in)

 

 

Victories:
1st 24h Le Mans #6 D-Type Hawthorn/Bueb
3rd 24h Le Mans #10 D-Type Claes/Swaters
1st 12h Sebring #19 D-type Hawthorn/Walters
Entries and results:
1000 km Buenos Aires 23.01.1955 (round 1) Results:
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. category class
12 C-type XKC 018 Millet / Gabin   fail.   - S+3.0 -
 
Sebring 12 Hours 13.03.1955 (round 2) Results:
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class  
12 C-type XKC 030 Wing / Katskee L.Katskee 17th S5.0 4th    
14 C-type   Boss / Kaplan J.Kaplan 12th S5.0 3rd    
15 XK 140   Wallace / Thompson Jack Pry 10th S5.0 2nd    
16 XK 120   Dagavar / Garz Fred Dagavar 46th S5.0      
17 XK140   Wyllie / Cracraft M.R.J.Wyllie 20th S5.0 5th    
18 XK 140   Rice / Grossman D.Vilardi 26th S5.0 6th    
19 D-type XKD 406 Hawthorn / Walters Cunningham 1st S5.0 1st    
 
Mille Miglia 30.04.-01.05.1955 (round 3) Results:
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
434 XK 140   Heath   40th GT+1.3 13th    
719 C-type   Graham / Sault   dnf S+2.0 -    
 
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 (round 4)   Results: perf.
index
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class
6 D-Type XKD 505 Hawthorn / Bueb Jaguar Cars Ltd. 1st 3.0-5.0 1st 2nd  
7 D-Type XKD 506 Rolt / Hamilton Jaguar Cars Ltd. fail.   - -  
8 D-Type XKD 508 Beauman / Dewis Jaguar Cars Ltd. acc.   - -  
9 D-Type XKD 507 Walters / Spear Cunningham fail.   - -  
10 D-Type XKD 503 Claes / Swaters Francorchamps 3rd 3.0-5.0 2nd 6th  
 
Tourist Trophy 18.09.1955 (round 5) Results:    
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class    
1 D-type XKD 506 Hawthorn / Titterington Jaguar Cars Ltd. fail. S5.0 -    
2 D-type XKC 403 Berry / Sanderson J.Broadhead acc. S5.0 -    
 
  Targa Florio 16.10.1955 (round 6)   Results:    
#       Entrant: gen. category class
24 XK 120   Vella / Termini   fail.   -   -


Mike Hawthorn w D-Type jedzie po zwycięstwo w Le Mans.


24h Le Mans winner: D-Type (Mike Hawthorn / Ivor Bueb).


3rd at Le Mans: D-Type (Johnny Claes / Jacques Swaters) entered by Belgian Ecurie Francorchamps.