The Jaguar D-Type is back in production after a gap of 60 years as Jaguar Classic builds the 25 ‘Missing’ D-Types to original specifications.
Jaguar Classic has been busy building new versions of classic Jaguars in the last couple of years, and now they’re at it again with a new production of 25 Jaguar D-Type models last built in 1956.
The new D-Types will follow on from the ‘New’ Jaguar XKSS and ‘New’ Lightweight E-types already built (or being built), and will be completed to original specifications in either earlier Shortnose or later Longnose versions
Jaguar say they are simply recreating the ‘missing’ D-Types after production ended in 1956 with chassis #75 of 100. But didn’t those ‘missing’ chassis go off to be original XKSSs (and the justification for the recreation)?
Still, the Jaguar D-Type is a big deal in Jaguar’s history, taking three Le Mans wins in three years, and the chance to have a real ‘original’ without forking out multiple millions is a bit of a dream, if you have deep enough pockets.
Tim Hannig, Jaguar Classic Director, said:
The Jaguar D-type is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just as spectacular today.
The opportunity to continue the D-type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that our world-class experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.
The first outing for the ‘Continuation’ Jaguar D-Type will be at Salon Retromobile today, and if you want to grab one you’d better give Jaguar Classics a call on 0203 601 1255. But be prepared for a seven figure price.