This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

Jaguar Heritage Racing entered four cars into the four-day, 1,000-mile endurance rally known as the Mille Miglia. The historic fleet was supported by 30 mechanics from JD Classics while the cars themselves were driven by all sorts of celebrities and the best of Jag's own crew.

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

Martin Brundle and Bruno Senna got a 1956 'Long Nose' D-type, Jay Leno/Ian Callum a 1951 Ecurie Ecosse XK 120 while Jaguar's Bernard Kuhnt and Belgian singer Milow drove JD Classics' own Fangio C-type.

The cars weren't stock either. Ride heights got slightly raised while engines were tuned to run on regular pump gas rather than high-octane racing fuel. The 'Long Nose' D-type even got a cylinder head overhaul as well as a gearbox and chassis rebuild in preparation for the event. As a result, all finished the 2014 Mille Miglia to give us plenty of pictures.

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

This Was Jaguar At The Mille Miglia

For next year, would you drive a Jag or a Merc at the Mille Miglia?

Photo credit: Jaguar