Lot 5 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £1,631
(including buyers premium)
The book includes the story of the design and development of the D-type, as well as a racing history of both the Works cars and those belonging to private owners. The focus is on the D-type, but naturally included is the XK-SS, a road-legal sports car produced after Jaguar retired from racing, by converting 16 of the unsold, unfinished D-types. As is customary for Palawan editions, there is an extensive section setting out the history, both written and photographic, of every D-type made. Appendices include technical descriptions, road tests and biographies of the works drivers and the technical staff involved in the development and racing of the D-type. Comprising 420 pages, with over 500 photographs, the book measures 290 x 340mm and is exquisitely designed and presented in two limited editions. Limited to just 250 copies, numbered 1 - 250 (this example numbered 179), bound in green buckram cloth, silkscreened and silver foil blocked on the front and spine, and encased in a green buckram cloth slipcase with silver foil blocking.
This clothbound edition is now sold out.