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 from either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-specification Longnose bodywork. This particular car is a long-nose specification D-type Continuations hand built by Jaguar Classic. Finished in Dark Blue with regal blue leather seats. It also features a full wrap-around windscreen, ideal for events where a navigator is required. This particular car competed in 2023's Modena Cento Ore event, a road-rally covering over a thousand kilometres, covering road-routes as well as race-circuits and tarmac rally stages. Despite unseasonably hot weather and temperatures in excess of 35 degrees on some days, the car performed faultlessly, completing the event without issue and finishing in 7th place. The car received a temporary road-registration from the event organisers, enabling the car to be driven on public roads. Now available for sale, this car would be welcome at many race events across Europe and beyond, including Modena Cento Ore, Patrick Peter race events, Motor Racing Legends and many others.