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Jaguar Classic has restarted production of the D-type race car at its Warwickshire-based facility. The special division will assemble 25 more of these in order to fulfil the original aim of manufacturing 100 D-types.

Following the production of the Lightweight E-type and XKS, the new D-type will also be built to original specifications from the 50s. The first of its kind, an engineering prototype of the D-type is showcased at Salon Retromobile in Paris.

Jaguar Classic D-type

The cars will be made either for private road or track use only, and can be specified in either Shortnose or the later Longnose bodywork. The latter includes a longer bonnet and tail fin behind the driver’s head among other changes.

Powered by the six-cylinder ‘XK’ engine (if you still wonder where the original Jaguar XK got its name, here’s the answer), the period-correct sports car can be a worthy addition to your garage. That is provided you have the liking for good things in life, and have a bank balance to support that.

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