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Old 02-07-2018, 05:48 AM
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JAGUAR RESTARTS PRODUCTION OF LEGENDARY D-TYPE RACE CAR

7 February 2018

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

  • Jaguar has built its first ‘new’ D-type racing car in more than 60 years
  • 25 cars will be hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire, UK
  • Shortnose and Longnose bodywork derivatives will be created according to client preference
  • First D-type created by Jaguar Classic will be unveiled at Salon Retromobile on 7 February
  • Customer enquiries for Jaguar Classic vehicles should be made using: +44 (0)203 601 1255 or info@classic.jaguar.co.uk


Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.
The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.
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