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1956 Jaguar D-type Continuation Short Nose

Manufacture Year 1956
Mileage 76 miles
Exterior Colour Sherwood Green
Interior Trim Green
Transmission Manual



The D-type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15 and nine XKSSs built in 2017-18. Jaguar Classic experts’ painstaking research, with exclusive access to original Jaguar engineering drawings and records, ensures this Continuation D-type has been built to the authentic specifications laid down by competitions manager Lofty England and his engineers in the 1950s. Just 25 new examples of the D-type were meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic has now fulfilled the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars. D-type clients were able to choose form either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-specification Longnose bodywork. This particular car is one of nine rare Shortnose specification D-type Continuations, hand built by Jaguar Classic. Finished in Sherwood Green with Suede Green leather seats, this car is D-type Continuation Car Number One, so the first production D-type Continuation after the "Car Zero" engineering car was completed. It has been used as Jaguar Classic’s marketing vehicle and displayed at some of the world’s best car events. In as new condition with only shakedown mileage.

Classic Works, Imperial Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3LF United Kingdom
+44 (024) 7656 6600
+44 (024) 7656 6600