1956 Jaguar XK-D D-Type
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
It is believed that 87 D-Types were created, with twenty of those being pre-production prototypes and test versions. In modern times, the demand for these vehicles have continued to climb. As such, the replica market has been providing near-identical examples for enthusiasts to enjoy. This is one such example, built to high standards with many positive upgrades. The vehicle was built atop a 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.22 FHC chassis and given a larger 4.2-liter Jaguar engine; the original D-Types had a 3.5-liter unit.
This car is finished in British Racing Green with a green interior and was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell between $140,000 - $160,000. At auction, the car did not appeal to buyers as hoped. It would appear that the clientele at the Amelia Island auction demand perfection, originality, and the authentic art work itself. Bidding reached $115,000, but failed to meet the reserve.
It was later brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $125,000-$150,000. Bidding reached $75,000, again failing to meet the reserve, and again leaving the auction unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island|
|Lot was not sold|
|Auction||Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction|
|High Bid (Lot was not sold)||$75,000|
|Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction||1954-1956|
|Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island||1956-1962|