TopGear drives the Jaguar D-Type

It was put in storage, but in 1971 Jaguar wanted a publicity film of this V12 machine at speed, to help launch the V12 E-type. Dewis was driving at MIRA's high-speed track when a tyre blew. "I rolled it... in a big way. He he. I was OK. I'd rolled a C-type and a D-type. Always got out and went back to work the next morning."

A drive of the first D-Type, and the man here before us. What an afternoon. We are not worthy.

(Words: Paul Horrell)