Historic racing Jaguar D-Type heads to RM Auctions sale



2015-06-26 11:27:16

A rare and historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type will be amongst the headline lots at the forthcoming RM Auctions Amelia Island sale.

The Jaguar was one of just 54 examples built for privateer use, and was delivered new to famed Finnish tennis player Curt Lincoln who drove the car to success in numerous races across Finland. Having been restored in 2003 to its original racing condition, the car has participated in several concours competitions and run the famous Mille Miglia four times. Offering entry into some of the world's most exclusive historic events, the Jaguar is expected to sell for $3,750,000-$4,250,000.

“The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most iconic sports racing cars of the 1950s,” said Shelby Myers, Car Specialist at RM Auctions. “With the prices of Italian endurance race cars currently soaring, the D-Type Jaguar represents incredible value, especially considering its historical significance and eligibility for the world’s great vintage motorsport events."

"We’re thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of XKD 530 from its gentleman owner. It has a terrific provenance, is incredibly well-documented, and boasts a unique racing record which saw it tear across the Scandinavian ice fields in period.”

Further highlights from the sale, which takes place on March 14, include a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A and a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra.

“Without question, this year’s catalogue represents the finest offering we’ve had the privilege of bringing to Amelia Island in the event’s 17-year history,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “Our strong track record at Amelia Island has proven it a fantastic venue for the sale of historic sports and racing cars, and the Jaguar D-Type is an outstanding addition to this year’s roster. Collectors attending our Amelia Island sale can not only expect quality of product, but also the first-class customer service and presentation that has become synonymous with the RM experience.”

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