First Production Jaguar D-Type Heading To Concours of Elegance In the UK

After the E-Type and XKSS, it’s the turn of the D-Type to get a continuation series. This type of vehicles are pretty popular these days with car collectors, and automakers such as Jaguar know it all too well. Given these circumstances, does it surprise you the starting price is estimated at £1 million if not a few pounds sterling more than that?
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On the other hand, an original Jaguar D-Type is a lot more expensive and desirable with well-to-do gentlemen passionate about the Leaping Cat of Coventry. XKD 509 is one of the most original examples of the breed, the first production example of the Le Mans-winning racing car.

Heading to the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court in the United Kingdom, the old-school racer will be joined by a number of other Jaguar, Ferrari, and Aston Martin models from days long gone. XKD 509 features matching numbers everything, starting from the engine and ending with the monocoque’s central section and front subframe.

The aluminum body wears the same paintwork from the 1970s, replacing an American racing livery which used to combine dark blue on white and racing stripes. Powered by a 3.4-liter engine with six cylinders arranged in a line, the car achieved a number of podiums and victories at world-class events.

In addition to the D-Type before you, the 15th example of the E-Type fixed-head coupe will be attending the Concours of Elegance. It’s one of the six E-Type models exhibited at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show, a car that moved into private ownership in 1976.

The E-Type was dismantled at one point, only to be restored over the course of 3,000 hours a few years ago. Classic Motor Cars retained the majority of the original components, but re-painted the vehicle in Pearl Grey for more visual drama.

“This year’s Concours of Elegance is a real occasion for fans not just of Jaguar but of historic British cars in general,” said Andrew Evans, the event’s director. A whole host of icons from McLaren, Lotus, and Rolls-Royce will also be present from September 6th through 8th, and a one-day ticket is priced at £40 per adult.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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