Lot 171 - 1976 Jaguar D-Type Replica
|Odometer reading||26,056 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £38,000|
The Jaguar D-Type was a 190mph technical masterpiece. Designed, built and prepared totally within Jaguar and going on to achieve a hat-trick of spectacular Le Mans victories in the 1950s as well as numerous victories in the other great classic endurance events. This racing heritage has created a healthy demand for replicas of these rare and exotic works sports-racers. But whereas the production Jaguar D-Type was limited to using the 3.4-litre version of the XK engine, the biggest available at the time, replica manufacturers and builders are afforded the luxury of choosing either of the two larger XK sizes introduced subsequently; the '3.8' or '4.2' which, even when mildly tuned, are easily capable of exceeding the original's 250bhp maximum output.
Built using an XJ6 3.4 chassis with the tub supplied by RAM, this D-Type has been built to a good standard and, as well as being an outstanding car aesthetically, we are advised by the vendor she is 'great fun' to drive. Fitted with the 4.2 litre engine and a five-speed gearbox, this Jaguar is fitted with the correct wheels and instrumentation. A comprehensive history folder is supplied and we can confirm the cylinder head has been modified to run on unleaded fuel. Without doubt an eye-catching car and one that has all the correct ingredients for enjoyable motoring; even helmets with microphone and speakers are supplied for ease of communication when passengers are present.
Previous lotLot 170 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Roadster
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