Lot details Registration No: JDG148E Chassis No: 1D53160BW Mot Expiry: May 2020
- 3.4 Jaguar engine
- Triple Webers on Mangoletsi manifold
- In current family ownership since 2005
Jaguar's D-Type was not only one of the best looking cars ever to grace a race circuit, but also one of the most successful, winning arguably the toughest race of the all, the Le Mans 24 Hours, three years running between 1955 and 1957. Just 71 D-Types were built in period along with 16 XKSS models - the disastrous factory fire of February 1957 helping put an end to further conversion of racing Ds into the road-going XKSS. Original examples seldom come to market these days and, when they do, their multi-million pound values are way beyond the pockets of ordinary mortals. Nevertheless, there has for some time been a thriving market in evocations catering for a variety of budgets and we are pleased to offer one such example here.
Purchased in 2005 from Marksdanes of Shepton Mallet by the vendor's late father, a lifelong Jaguar enthusiast and collector, JDG 148E is finished in BRG and powered by a 3.4-litre Jaguar engine breathing through triple Weber carburettors mounted on a Mangoletsi manifold. According to its 8A prefix this unit was sourced from a 3.4-litre XJ6. The chassis number relates to a late model right hand drive Jaguar Mk10 saloon suggesting this was used as the donor vehicle. The vendor inherited the car on his father's passing two years ago and currently rates the bodywork, gearbox and electrics as "very good" and the engine, paintwork and interior as "good". Offered with Swansea V5 and current MoT to May 2020, this attractive evocation offers classic looks and exciting performance at modest cost.