Lot 194 - 1966 Jaguar D –Type by Realm
|Registration||German Historic registration|
|Odometer reading||1,205 miles|
|Estimate||£50,000 - £60,000|
Built in 2007 using a Realm Engineering kit, this fine D-Type Replica was professionally constructed by the owner of a classic restoration shop in Germany over a period of three years. It has a rebuilt 3.4 litre XK block with a big valve cylinder head, triple Webber carburettors, D-Type cams, forged pistons, 9:1 compression ratio and a lightened and balanced crankshaft and flywheel. This is driven through a four speed gearbox and Jaguar XJ independent rear suspension, the front suspension being wishbones. The glass fibre body is lightweight and so the performance is quite lively and the handling good due to an excellent set up. Generally the car drives really well with plenty of room in the cabin and would easily suit a taller driver.
This is a well built car in very presentable condition that has only covered 1,205 miles since completion. Currently German road registered with ‘H’ historic registration documents, the car bears the identity of a 1966 right hand drive E-Type Series I 2+2 and has Jaguar D-Type listed in the registration papers. The car can be supplied with UK registration documents if required, and is also supplied with a history file and photos of the build. A nostalgic drive to say the least with plenty of performance to match.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.