Jaguar D-Type

  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type sold by Bernie Ecclestone

    Bernie Ecclestone wasn't always the billionaire Formula 1 boss and polarizing figure he is today. He was once a humble car dealer, and a 1956 Jaguar D-Type originally sold by the man himself went up for auction on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona. Unfortunately, it never reached its reserve despite a final bid coming in at $8.8 million at the Gooding & Company auction. Another D-Type sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Scottsdale also failed to sell, with its final bid coming in at $9.8 million. As for the Ecclestone car, the man never actually owned it directly although he did...

  • Jaguar D-Type XKD 510 - Mossgreen auction photos
    Australian auction lands a D-Type with gripping history

    Jaguar D-Type racer XKD 510 has been owned by a Le Mans winner, suffered a crash in which it claimed two drivers' lives, been rebodied and rebuilt, displayed in a museum, and next it heads to Mossgreen's auction in Melbourne The headline on the news release proclaimed that the “£4.7...

  • 1955 Jaguar D-Type bearing chassis number XKD 501 - Image via RM Sotheby’s
    Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type sells for record $21.8 million in Monterey

    A Jaguar D-Type that won overall at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was sold at auction Friday at the RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California for a record price. The final bid was a staggering $19.8 million, which together with auction fees brings the car’s selling price to $21.78...

  • Jaguar launches Heritage Racing program
    Jaguar Heritage Racing launches, factory-backed C- and D-Type racing imminent

    For those that feared the worst for Jaguar's Heritage operations after news last month that the Heritage Museum would be shutting down this fall, it appears the division is merely shifting its focus: now on to racing. Well, historic racing, to be precise. The new Jaguar Heritage Racing program will...

  • Jaguar D-Type sets record price at auction
    Jaguar D-Type sets record price at auction

    A new world record auction price for any Jaguar was achieved yesterday at an auction taking place during the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed. An avid vintage car collector forked out almost $4.4 million for a 1955 Jaguar D-Type that once belonged to Nigel Moores. Moores was the nephew of Sir John...

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