First production unit of Jaguar D-Type to be showcased at Concours of Elegance

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First production example of Jaguar’s iconic D-Type is heading for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court, UK. The event scheduled for 6-8th September and will be joined by other historic models from Jaguars, Ferraris and Aston Martin Zagatos. This particular example of D-Type is considered to be one of the most original in existence. It retains matching number engine, transmission, and chassis that includes the front subframe and monocoque center section. Body of Jaguar D-Type retains 1970s black respray in its original condition that was applied to replace an in-period American racing livery matte dark blue on white with five vertical stripes. It runs down to the length of the car.

1955 Jaguar D-Type Coupe

Chassis XKD 509 was privately raced at events worldwide and has manged to achieved many victories and podium finishes that adds to its historic significance. The first Jaguar D-Type is set to be joined by the 15th E-Type. Originally, it was one of the six display cars at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show. In the year 1976, the car was dismantled with the sole intention of getting a full restoration. Nonetheless, until 2013, the E-Type was left in pieces. After that it was subjected to 3,000 hours of restoration in which it retained majority of its original parts. Jaguar E-Type was finished on original Pearl Grey and makes it world’s only 1961 example finished in particular shade.

1955 Jaguar D-Type Coupe 1955 Jaguar D-Type Coupe

Director of Concours of Elegance, Andrew Evans said that gathering of some of the most significant Jaguar cars ever built, they will also display each of the 19 Aston Martin Zagato models built. Additionally, there would be most important Bentley including the first car that won at Le Mans along with host of iconic cars from McLaren, Lotus and Rolls Royce.

1961 Jaguar E-Type 1961 Jaguar E-Type

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