Lot 371 - 1969 Jaguar D-Type Recreation
|Odometer reading||386 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £52,920|
The Jaguar D-Type has a very special place in motoring history. As a purpose built race car, its achievements were outstanding, particularly at Le Mans. To succeed at Le Mans was to succeed in the world of car sales; first raced there in 1954 achieving 2nd place and then winning three times in a row in 1955, 1956 and 1957, the car became an instant classic.
However, the D-Type's first win was at the Reims 12 hour race in 1954 driven by Ken Wharton and Peter Whitehead. That winning car was registered OKV 3, chassis number XKD 404, and is the car upon which the spirit of this recreation is based.
Built by one of the UK's leading Jaguar specialists, Revival Motorsport, RRY 40G has an impressive specification. The 4.2 litre straight six Jaguar engine is fully rebuilt and balanced with a lightened flywheel, triple Weber carburettors, competition electric fuel pump and electronic ignition. The chassis handling is taken care of by all round Gas adjustable shock absorbers with rose jointed and Polybush suspension.
The 1954 short nose bobtail design has been recreated, incorporating the single door and screen layout of OKV 3. The coachwork has been finished to the highest standard in a colour that replicates the original along with the painted racing roundels. The exterior detail finishing include, the correct style handles, bonnet straps, wheels and side exit exhaust system. On the inside the detail continues with replica instruments, leather seats complemented by Wilton carpets and a correct style steering wheel.
The standard of this stunning motor car cannot be over stated; in fact, such is the confidence in the car that the vendor is offering a twelve month unconditional warranty within the UK. Ready for the road now, this must represent the definitive opportunity to acquire a truly iconic Jaguar.
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