At the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans, this particular legendary Jaguar D-Type was driven around the Circuit de la Sarthe with Sir Stirling behind the wheel.

The car will headline RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction in the New Year, held in Phoenix on the 18th and 19th January. This will be the first time this D-Type has been offered for public sale. With its 3.4-litre straight-six engine, the nimble Jaguar raced against the Ferrari 375 Plus at Le Mans, which produced more power from its 5.0L V12. The D-type offered at auction still has its original body, chassis, drive-train and suspension components.

Following its stint at Le Mans with Stirling in 1954, this D-Type went on to race in a number of other series and events in 1955, before being bought by a privateer team that same year.

RM Sotheby’s expect this historic D-Type to fetch anywhere between $12 and $15 million. See the Stirling Moss Race History article for futher information on this particular car.