When a car has as much history as this Jaguar D-Type, you can never really own it. You may guard it for a few years, like this car's current owner, Terry Larson, but it's never truly yours.
This car featured here is the second works D-Type to come out of Jaguar's Coventry factory in 1954. Stirling Moss and co-driver Pete Miller drove it to a record-breaking 172.97 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans. And over the next several years, even more famous drivers got a shot behind the wheel. Norman Dewis, Peter Whitehead, Tony Role, Ken Wharton, and Duncan Hamilton have all reportedly driven this car.
It's also been crashed, rebuilt, and repainted more than a few times. In 1958, its engine was changed. At least one driver has died after a wreck. And yet, it kept getting rebuilt.
Eventually, Larson's time with this particular D-Type will come to an end. But the car will live on. Someone else will take care of it, and they'll be charged with preserving its history. And that's the way it should be.