• Apr 17th 2009 at 4:33PM
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1953 Jaguar D-Type (above), 2009 Jaguar XKR and XFR (below right) - Click on either image to view in high resolution

The Mille Miglia is one of those iconic races that, even though it's not run anymore as a contemporary competitive race, is still celebrated every year with a retrospective historic rally along the original route through the Italian countryside. Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Maseratis typically make up a healthy portion of the field, but this year Jaguar will be out in full force with a factory-backed contingent.

The Jaguar Heritage Trust is bringing out a fleet of some of its most iconic classics, including a long-nose D-Type (pictured above), the C-Type which raced the 1953 Mille Miglia, plus three more vintage C-Types and a Mark VII saloon. Jaguar will also be sending a fleet of new XKRs and XFRs (pictured right) to support the event, but classic Jag racing lovers will undoubtedly be looking forward just as much to seeing Norman Dewis, the legendary Jaguar factory test driver who co-drove with Sterling Moss at the event in 1952. Altogether an impressive array of classic Jaguar workhorses to celebrate the marque's heritage.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Good to see jaguar name out and about.

      Oh and who ever took those photos make these cars look incredible
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would kill to own a Mille Migia eligible car and be able to participate in this event. All of the history....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can i bring my X Type
      • 6 Years Ago
      I LOVE the D-type. One of the absolute all time great designs. Not exactly a controversial opionion, I'll admit, but still... Every time I see one (sadly in pictures, rather than in my garage), it hits me all over again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This Jaguar (and Land Rover) store in Pennsylvania has classic Jags in its showroom, and I know that they drive them because I have seen the E-Type on the road before. I went by the store once, but the owner wasn't there. The cars are in the store, pretty cool. http://www.landrover4x4.com/index.htm
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHAT! My XJS 2+2 convertible didn't make the cut? Things must be getting pretty bad at Jaguar if all they're getting are C's, D's and E's and light weight ones at that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably too optimistic for Steve McQueen's XKSS to make an appearance, but we can dream, can't we?
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