Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Jaguar D-Type

I took the photographs of this car in the pit garage and pit lane at the VSCC's SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in June 2008.
This car is a bit of a conundrum. It's Benjamin Eastick's 1955 Jaguar D-Type, but according to the programme of the event it was number 9 in the BRDC Historic Sportscars race. Twelve of these Jaguar D-Type Longnose cars were apparently made, six as works cars and six customer cars. This car is chassis XKD 133 and isn't one of the works cars so is presumably a customer car, but I can't find out any other information about it - neither the chassis number nor the registration number 207 RW turn up anything in the Jaguar Sports Racer Search site.
 What a beautiful car though!


  1. The car was built in the 1970's from genuine Jaguar D-type parts, but never ran in period. It's a bitsa! Hence why chassis XKD 133 doesn't show up as a period D-type

  2. Thanks for solving that mystery.