D-Day: A day in the life of a Jaguar D-type

In this beautifully shot video from Kidston TV, British actor Chris Barrie meets one of his heroes, Jaguar veteran Norman Dewis, before driving a stunning D-type through the wet Welsh hills. It really is as good as it sounds…

“It all started with an invitation to lunch at the Goodwood Revival,” says Classic Driver dealer Simon Kidston. “The guest sitting across the table looked familiar and, sure enough, it was British actor Chris Barrie, a veteran of the Red Dwarf sci-fi comedy series whom American viewers might also recognise as Lara Croft’s butler, Hillary. It turns out that Chris is a die-hard petrolhead with a particular affinity for old Jaguars. This got us thinking, and a few months later we found ourselves standing on a cold, wet, Welsh hilltop with a 57-year-old racing car noisily barking at the tranquil countryside.”

Video: Pietro Bianchi for Kidston TV

Numerous classic Jaguar racing cars can be found in the Classic Driver Market.