Back in 1956, the last Jaguar D-type was built, a car that made waves in the racing world and beyond. Now, Jaguar is resurrecting this legendary vehicle, but only for a short time. You’ll need lots of cash and a little luck to grab one.
Production of the D-type will be limited to just 25. Naturally, each car will be built by hand in the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility. Each one will use the same six-cylinder XK engine, just like the original 75 that were built in the 1950s. In fact, all other vehicle specs will be precisely as they were back in the day. Really, this car is a blast from the past. Try showing up at Cars and Coffee with one of these things.
Because you’ll be dropping an unspecified but surely high amount of cash on your D-type, Jaguar will let you specify if you want a Shortnose like the 1955 model year, or a Longnose like the 1956 model.
Three times the Jaguar D-type won the Le Mans 24 Hours, from 1955 to 1957. That’s quite the legacy. Combine that with timeless good looks, and this is a collectors’ vehicle that will be coveted by many.
Expect more of these high-end projects from Jaguar. Not too long ago, it made six Lightweight E-types, so we’ll see what comes next.