62 years after the last D-type was built in 1956, Jaguar Classic announced in 2018 that they would meticulously hand-build 25 new examples of this triple Le Mans winning legend.
Jaguar had planned to build 100 D-types back in 1955, however only 75 rolled off the production line. When events conspired against them, being forced to temporarily withdraw from racing due to the famous 1957 Browns Lane factory fire that destroyed nine new cars, Jaguar abandoned the D-type, with only 75 having been built.
With the Continuation cars, Jaguar offered its clients a choice of either a customer-spec ‘Short Nose’ or a Works-spec ‘Long Nose’ configuration, with each example painstakingly researched by the design team, who were allowed exclusive access to the original Jaguar engineering drawings, ensuring each new D-type was built to exact original specification.
That specification included a six-cylinder XK engine with a wide-angle cylinder head (the same that powered the Jaguar D-type to victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957) and quick-change brake calipers. The Longnose ‘Works’ spec, as per the example we present here, is identifiable by its extended hood and iconic tail fin behind the driver’s head.
It is finished in the very fitting British Racing Green with an off-white painted nose and roundels over Aged Tan leather interior. Other factory options include a full width windscreen, Le Mans period headlamps, road clutch and an alloy radiator.
Here we present a chance to purchase one of the most beautiful sports-racing cars of all time.
- Transmission Manual
- Engine Capacity 3442cc
- Fuel Petrol
- Chassis No. XKD0809
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