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For Sale: 1955 Jaguar D-Type Toolroom Replica

Submitted by on July 29, 2011

The Jaguar D type is possibly the greatest 1950’s sports racer ever built.It dominated the Le Mans 24 Heures race for three consecutive years 1955/56/57. The construction was years ahead of any other manufacture designs.

During dark years of WW2 Jaguars war work included aircraft construction using stressed aluminium riveted together. These advanced skills were applied to the task of successfully wining the worlds greatest endurance race.

The car we have is one of two that was built by Classic Autocraft in the late eighties and is a rivet for rivet facsimile built with many genuine components. All of the special D-type features are here. A stressed and riveted tub with bolted sub frame, torsion bar suspension, front and rear disc drakes with Plessey Pump as well as wheels off a very famous D-Type.

Built to exact 3.8 specs including the original 45 DC03 carburettors (which are impossible to get), correct camshafts, valves etc., this is very fast car with great balance and superb brakes. In two seater configuration with full wrap around screen. Not to be confused with lesser E-type based replicas!

It is a close to the real thing as you can get without spending $3m pounds.

A truly superb machine…

For more information please call the Classic Throttle Shop on +61 2 9922 2036 or email sales@classicthrottleshop.com

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