Le Mans–Winning Jaguar D-Type Likely to Set Auction cost Record
which can be the type D can be one of the most coveted in addition to also also valuable of all Jaguars , however with the addition of the date of winning the Man race in addition to also also the atmosphere can be a greenhouse weekend Pebble Beach, in addition to also also the 1956 D-type can bring a world record cost when which goes under hammer in Monterey RM auction next month.
came in 1956 Le Mans 24 hours within the wake of the 1955 horrible race, in which horrific witnessed the crash of the Mercedes-Benz racing car 300SLR fly off the track within the stands, killing more than 80 spectators. in addition to also also D-type won This specific race after the two remaining Mercedes cars, in addition to also also then within the top three position, withdrew voluntarily. For a picnic in 1956, in addition to also also re-design of the circuit in order to make which safer for drivers in addition to also also spectators alike. Jaguar factory team entered three types D, however only one of those manufactured (in sixth place); instead, was This specific car, fielded by the team Aekora ECOSSE, who took the checkered flag, driven by Ron Flockhart in addition to also also Ninian Sanderson.
are D- average 104 miles per hour type (type D was the first car to break the barrier of three figures the average speed at Le Mans, in her first appearance in 1954), in addition to also also topped 156 mph in a row Mulsanne.
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since 1957, in addition to also also This specific has been an historic D type within the hands of only three private collectors, in addition to also also has been maintained as in race condition.
most expensive Jaguar ever to sell at auction was a 1953 C- type, in addition to also also also with Le Mans history (a fourth) show went for $ 13.2 million at the RM Monterey sale last year. According to Jonathan Klinger in Hagerty, This specific car, if which sells, “can be very likely to become the most expensive British car ever to be sold at auction.” To reach which milestone, which will not only have to beat the figure of $ 13.2 million C- type of last year, however needs to go beyond the $ 13,750,000 of the 1998 McLaren F1 LM achieved within the same sale of Monterrey.