Jaguar C Type Lightweight.
Superb achievement, in aluminum, all parts are original Jaguar.
This Type D is a copy of the Type D, Chassis: XKD 501 before its victory at Le Mans in 1956 (5 for the year, 01 for the 1st in the series).
The drift does not yet exist, the windshield is only in front of the pilot and the passenger seat is covered by an aluminum panel.
In 1956 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans the car was modified to comply with the new regulations (the transformation is on the windshield which surrounds the total width of the car, the tank is limited to 130 liters there is a real passenger side door, the aluminum barrel cover is replaced by a sheet of Plexiglas.
For the race, the bad luck persists and all the factory Jaguars are eliminated, the XKD 501 of the Ecurie Ecosse, without injection, without Wide Angle cylinder head, but with the ultra-rapid change plates will go up the Aston Martin DB 3S and will save the honor of the Coventry plant.
XKD 501 Built at the beginning of 1955, is the very first Type D specially designed for a client, Ecurie Ecosse. The car was purchased by Jimmy Stewart, Jacky's older brother, for the race. He did not actually fly the XKD 501 because he crashed twice during training sessions in May. Each time, the D-Type had to be returned to Jaguar for repair. The second accident also ruled him out for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Later in the year, Desmond Titterington and Ninian Sanderson raced successfully on the British Isles. He has won several podiums and class victories.
For the 1956 season, it was equipped with a full-width windshield to comply with the latest regulations. A new engine has also been installed. The car retained its form from late 1955 and even won a victory at Goodwood. During the round of the World Championship in Reims, he placed fourth behind three of the last D-Type series cars.
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The XKD 501 was presented at Le Mans in 1956 for Sanderson and Ron Flockart. By the fourth hour, the three work cars had already abandoned, leaving the Type D, Scotland stable to defend the honors of Jaguar. By avoiding trouble and running at a very competitive pace, the Scottish team did just that and won the car with a seven-lap lead over Ferrari.
This Repliqua is registered, with a French registration card and is the type D copy, configuration 1955, XKD 501 before its victory at Le Mans in 1956.
The chassis made of assembled tubes and an aluminum body benefit from Jaguar original parts, duly checked before assembly, 4.2 l engine (possibility of 3.4 l), chrome exhaust manifold, mechanical gearbox with 4 speeds with overdrive, type E axle, 4 disc brakes, 4 independent wheels, front / rear brake distribution on the dashboard, water radiator and aluminum water tank, all counters are Smiths ( fuel gauge, voltmeter, oil pressure, water temperature), meters and an electronic tachometer with zero at the top right, 3 Weber DCOE 45 carburetors, Dunlop aluminum rims in three parts 16 'X 6 '' with central disassembly, new Dunlop RACING 600 tires at the front, 650 at the rear, leather seats, type D steering wheel with quick copy.
Although an oil tank and brake booster are visible in the engine compartment, these parts are false and can be removed quickly.
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Jaguar revives type D production after 62 years, revealing that it will build 25 D types, in order to achieve the initial ambition to build 100 D type cars
The purchase of our type D represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a fantastic type D, at an acceptable price, which can be used with the same measure for quiet walks, more serious circuits and rallies and to participate in the most prestigious historic race meetings.