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Jaguar begins producing "new" D-type racers, but is it ruining the auction market for its biggest fans?

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Since the Jaguar XKSS continuation models were announced, an XKSS and three D-Type Jaguars have failed to sell at auction. Could Jaguar be ruining the auction market for its biggest fans?
Since the Jaguar XKSS continuation models were announced, an XKSS and three D-Type Jaguars have failed to sell at auction. Could Jaguar be ruining the auction market for its biggest fans?
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
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Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown at Retromobile in Paris from February 7-11, 2018. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be built, with a price expected to be in the vicinity of £1,000,000 each
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model first surfaced in public at Retromobile in 2017
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model first surfaced in public at Retromobile in 2017
The XKSS (above) is based directly on the D-Type Jaguar (below)
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The XKSS (above) is based directly on the D-Type Jaguar (below)
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
The "first off the production line," ex-Al Browne/Lou Brero Sr and Moores Collection, 1955 3.4-Liter Jaguar D-Type sold for £ 2,201,500 at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 11, 2008
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The "first off the production line," ex-Al Browne/Lou Brero Sr and Moores Collection, 1955 3.4-Liter Jaguar D-Type sold for £ 2,201,500 at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 11, 2008
The Ex-Ron Flockhart, Ninian Sanderson, Jock Lawrenc, 1956 Jaguar D-Type "Shortnose" Sports-Racing Two-Seater sold for £ 2,577,500 at Bonhams' December Sale in London on December 1, 2013
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The Ex-Ron Flockhart, Ninian Sanderson, Jock Lawrenc, 1956 Jaguar D-Type "Shortnose" Sports-Racing Two-Seater sold for £ 2,577,500 at Bonhams' December Sale in London on December 1, 2013
This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.
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This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.
This 1954 Jaguar Works D-Type went to auction at RM-Sotheby's Scottsdale 2018 auction, receiving a high bid of $9.8 million. The factory D-Type received the highest bid of the week at $9.8 million, but fell $2.2 million short of the reserve price. Its provenance is spectacular, being the principal team car driven by Moss and Walker at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and having been raced by six Le Mans winning drivers. It was being sold complete with all the documentation but failed to meet reserve.
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This 1954 Jaguar Works D-Type went to auction at RM-Sotheby's Scottsdale 2018 auction, receiving a high bid of $9.8 million. The factory D-Type received the highest bid of the week at $9.8 million, but fell $2.2 million short of the reserve price. Its provenance is spectacular, being the principal team car driven by Moss and Walker at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and having been raced by six Le Mans winning drivers. It was being sold complete with all the documentation but failed to meet reserve.
This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.
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This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
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The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
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The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
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The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
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The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
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The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car has spent the last two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $21,780,000 at RM-Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car has spent the last two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $21,780,000 at RM-Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction.
This ex-Walt Hangsen/Bonneville 1955 Jaguar D-Type was estimated to sell for between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000 at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach 2005 sale, eventually fetching $1,815,000
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This ex-Walt Hangsen/Bonneville 1955 Jaguar D-Type was estimated to sell for between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000 at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach 2005 sale, eventually fetching $1,815,000
This ex-Ken Miles 1956 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,740,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2010 auction
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This ex-Ken Miles 1956 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,740,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2010 auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,675,000 at RM-Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type from the Laidlaw Competition Car Collection was estimated to sell for between £5,500,000 and £6,500,000 at RM - Sotheby's London 2013 auction but did not meet reserve
This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
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This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
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This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
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This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
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This highly original 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for €3,696,000 at RM-Sotheby's 2014 Paris auction. It was the seventh customer D-Type produced and was delivered new to and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $3,905,000 at  RM-Sotheby's 2013 Monterey Auction
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $2,090,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey Auction in 2010
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One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
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One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
The best known XKSS re-creation specialist is Lynx, and an XKSS built by Lynx in 1967 sold for £384,540 (US$625,146) at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale in 2014. The car (pictured above) had a spectacular provenance, being commissioned by well-known Jaguar collector Dick Skipworth in 1988 and built to a high specification, and was sold with a fully documented five-owner history that included actor Nicholas Cage, from 2008 to 2011.
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The best known XKSS re-creation specialist is Lynx, and an XKSS built by Lynx in 1967 sold for £384,540 (US$625,146) at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale in 2014. The car (pictured above) had a spectacular provenance, being commissioned by well-known Jaguar collector Dick Skipworth in 1988 and built to a high specification, and was sold with a fully documented five-owner history that included actor Nicholas Cage, from 2008 to 2011.
The last XKSS to sell publicly fetched $1,925,000 at Pebble Beach in 2005, selling with a spectacular provenance that included many successful in-period race starts in the hands of Dr Dick Thompson, "the flying dentist."
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The last XKSS to sell publicly fetched $1,925,000 at Pebble Beach in 2005, selling with a spectacular provenance that included many successful in-period race starts in the hands of Dr Dick Thompson, "the flying dentist."
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car has spent the last two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $21,780,000 at RM-Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction.
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This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car has spent the last two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type sold for $21,780,000 at RM-Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction.
After finishing second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at its first outing, the D-Type then won three years running
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After finishing second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at its first outing, the D-Type then won three years running
Jaguar's XKSS attracted an all-star following, of which Steve McQueen was the best known. Based on the D-Type which won Le Mans three years running, it was the 50s sports car with muchos cred.
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Jaguar's XKSS attracted an all-star following, of which Steve McQueen was the best known. Based on the D-Type which won Le Mans three years running, it was the 50s sports car with muchos cred.
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
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The Jaguar XKSS continuation model 
This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
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This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
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This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
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This 1953  Works Lightweight Jaguar C-Type sold for $13,200,000 at RM-Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction. The second of only three works lightweights ever built, it finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.
This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
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This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
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This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
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This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill
This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill. Hill is pictured in this car (XKC 007), racing towards the very first victory for the C-Type in America at Elkhart Lake.
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This 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for $5,285,000 at RM-Sotheby's New York Icons sale in December, 2017. One of 53 units built, it was the first C-Type to be imported to the United States, and the first to win a race in the United States, being raced by the legendary Phil Hill. Hill is pictured in this car (XKC 007), racing towards the very first victory for the C-Type in America at Elkhart Lake.
This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
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This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
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This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
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This 1953 Jaguar XK120C C-Type was ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Roger Laurent, Baron Charles de Tornaco, Jacques Swaters, Olivier Gendebien . It had competed in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour, Spa 24-Hours and ADAC 1,000-Kilometers race in period  and was considered one of the most original C-Types extant.
One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
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One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
Since the Jaguar XKSS continuation models were announced, an XKSS and three D-Type Jaguars have failed to sell at auction. Could Jaguar be ruining the auction market for its biggest fans?
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Since the Jaguar XKSS continuation models were announced, an XKSS and three D-Type Jaguars have failed to sell at auction. Could Jaguar be ruining the auction market for its biggest fans?

Jaguar Classic has re-started production of its D-type race car, with the first prototype being shown today at Retromobile in Paris. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be hand-built at Jaguar Classic Works, completing the 100 D-Types originally planned for production in 1955. The question that must be asked however, is whether Jaguar is sacrificing the resale value of the cars owned by its greatest fans for the sake of short term profit.

The D-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race three years in a row from 1955 to 1957, and is one of the most desirable cars ever to be built, so it makes sense that Jaguar Classic Works in Warwickshire should fulfill the factory's original ambition by creating 25 identical authentic models. Buyers will be able to choose between a 1955 short-nose D-Type and a 1956 long-nose bodywork version, and although pricing has not yet been announced, when Jaguar built nine XKSS models last year, it charged customers £1,000,000 apiece, with some of the customers getting their order in before the Brexit referendum and some afterwards, varying the price between US$1.3 million and $1.5 million.

The D-type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15, which were also sold at £1,000,000 each, so it's very likely that the price for the 25 D-Types will also be in that vicinity.

As we reflected upon at the time, the approximately $1.4 million price tag of the XKSS was bound to have an effect on the price of the similar original cars at market, and though the XKSS was first shown at Retromobile in 2017, its American debut happened to coincide with the first XKSS Jaguar to reach public auction in a decade.

One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.

The last XKSS to sell publicly fetched $1,925,000 at Pebble Beach in 2005, selling with a spectacular provenance that included many successful in-period race starts in the hands of Dr Dick Thompson, "the flying dentist."

One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.
One of only 16 ever built, this 1957 Jaguar XKSS went to auction with Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in March, 2017, the first XKSS to go to auction for a decade. Originally estimated at $16,000,000 to $18,000,000, the estimate was revised prior to auction to between $13,000,000 and $16,000,000, but the XKSS attracted a high bid of just $11.9 million and failed to sell.

It was the 16th most valuable car sold in the world in 2005 and in retrospect, it was no surprise that with nine continuation models hitting the market for $1 million each at the same time in March, 2017, that the 1957 Jaguar XKSS for sale in Amelia Island might not fetch $13 million. It didn't, being passed in.

This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.
This 1955 Jaguar D-Type (chassis no. XKD 501) was the first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a non-factory team, the famous Scottish Racing team, Ecurie Ecosse, which used it to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson. The car spent the previous two decades in one of America's leading automotive collections prior to its sale by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016 where it sold for $21,780,000 to become the most valuable British car ever to sell at auction.

The new D-Types might already be creating a problem. The D-Type set a record price for a British car at auction when the car used by Scottish Racing team Ecurie Ecosse to win the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was sold by RM-Sothebys at Monterey, 2016, selling for $21,780,000.

Since then, with the continuation XKSS announced in March 2016, three Jaguar D-Types have been to auction and all of them have failed to sell.

The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.
The star car at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction in Australia was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 Jaguar D-type with an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.

The first was auctioned in Melbourne, Australia, at Mossgreen's official Motorclassica auction. Motorclassica is Australia's equivalent to France's Retromobile or Germany's Techno-Classica. The D-Type auctioned was the Ex-Duncan Hamilton, Gerry Ashmore, Bib Stillwell 1955 model and it had an extensive racing history. The car had an estimate of AUD 7 to 8 million but could only muster a high bid of AUD 5.5 million (US$4.35 million) and it did not bring the hammer down.

This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.
This 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond and Jean Bloxham, and with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom, was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It had a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.

The next D-Type was the 1956 Jaguar D-Type, formerly the property of Peter Blond, Jean Bloxham and Bernie Ecclestone, also with an extensive period racing history in the United Kingdom. It was estimated to sell for between $10,000,000 and $12,000,000 at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale 2018 auction. It received a high bid of $8.85 million, falling $2.15 million short of its lower estimate. The car is still available by negotiation.

This 1954 Jaguar Works D-Type went to auction at RM-Sotheby's Scottsdale 2018 auction, receiving a high bid of $9.8 million. The factory D-Type received the highest bid of the week at $9.8 million, but fell $2.2 million short of the reserve price. Its provenance is spectacular, being the principal team car driven by Moss and Walker at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and having been raced by six Le Mans winning drivers. It was being sold complete with all the documentation but failed to meet reserve.
This 1954 Jaguar Works D-Type went to auction at RM-Sotheby's Scottsdale 2018 auction, receiving a high bid of $9.8 million. The factory D-Type received the highest bid of the week at $9.8 million, but fell $2.2 million short of the reserve price. Its provenance is spectacular, being the principal team car driven by Moss and Walker at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and having been raced by six Le Mans winning drivers. It was being sold complete with all the documentation but failed to meet reserve.

Also during 2018 Scottsdale car week, a 1954 Jaguar Works D-Type went to auction at RM-Sotheby's receiving a high bid of $9.8 million, but fell $2.2 million short of the reserve price. Its provenance was spectacular, being the principal team car driven by Sir Sterling Moss at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and with a history that included being raced by six Le Mans winning drivers. It was being sold complete with all the documentation but failed to meet reserve.

Hence with 25 continuation D-Types heading into enthusiast hands at £1,000,000 each over the coming 12-18 months, the marketplace for D-Type Jags cannot be expected to be any stronger over the next few years than it has in the last year.

The last time a D-Type sold for less than the current new D-Type price by Jaguar was at Monterey in 2002 when a 1956 Jaguar D-Type was sold for $924,000 by RM Auctions.

While we laud the move by Jaguar Land Rover Classic to begin making beautifully-crafted authentic Jaguars, Land Rovers and Range Rovers available to an appreciative public, the prices of classic cars at auction is subject to the fundamental laws of supply and demand.

The classic car marketplace is based on a known number of classic cars being available, and changing the supply will clearly sate the delicately balanced demand, and influence the price.

3 comments
Mike Kling
And Jaguar should care what it does to auction market? Auction market does nothing for Jag bottom line.
Donkey of Rodent
This article is trying to make a scandal out of loose connections and erroneous equivalents. The three cars being compared to the one car sold were not cars that won Le Mans or any other noteworthy races mentioned. Moreover, the three cars that did not sell still received multimillion dollar equivalent bids, many times over the selling price of the restarted production car price and well over inflation adjusgex historical prices for similar cars. This is likely to help the market in the long term, not hurt it, but even if it did hurt that particulat market, is that really a tragedy? Investments are fraught with risks. Who would be hurt? Would anyone go hungry? Are these investors truly in need of protection from unseen developments for the part of their portfolio dedicated to classic racecars?
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is a neat little car. Perhaps have the new one different enough to distinguish it from the original?