RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house established a new world record in Paris at auction for a Jaguar D-Type, which sold for a staggering €3,696,000 (Approx. $5,066,136USD). Chassis XKD 520, which boasts an extensive early racing history, was purchased new by Bob Stillwell, an Australian racecar driver who raced the car with great success in the 1956 and 1957 seasons, including the 1956 Bathurst 500.
“In my opinion, this car remains one of the best production D-Types in existence today,” stated Jaguar expert Mr. Chris Keith-Lucas “To the very best of my knowledge, it has retained its principle components since the end of the 1950s. It is one of my favourite D-Types”.
Under the hood sits a 300 bhp, 3,781 cc dual overhead-camshaft inline six-cylinder engine with three Weber 36 DCO3 carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox and disc brakes for all four wheels. The car was sold to an anonymous buyer. What do you think of this classic beauty?
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