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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

 

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2011-02-28
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2011-02-28 10:10:28 | pauls writes:

XKD-574, claimed to be on ebay 2/28/11, let the buyer beware.
wsrp.ic.cz/chassis/chassis_jaguar.html If you look up the chassis number, it says the vehicle was destroyed in the factory fire. After the insurance was paid, the owner of the Jaguar factory wanted everything cleaned out and scraped. A few of the D-Types were smuggled out of the country, including this one. This vehicle made it to Canada and eventually the USA where it was restored to original specs.

The owner of the vehicle took pride in restoring everything possible to factory specs. He used over 100 vendors for the parts. The wheels alone were over $3000! Even the tires have the correct tread pattern. The steering wheel is made of African Obeachy wood, the engine is a correct replacement for the era, a 3.8 ltr Jaguar engine, worth over $50k. That engine was used in most D-Types after they were raced because the original engines all were blown after racing. I believe they were a 3.4 ltr engine originally. The original engine number for this chassis is E 2085-9 and has been replaced with RA 2061-9. The VIN plate displays the existing engine as well as the correct chassis number, XKD 574. The original VIN plate also comes with the car.

Every part on the car is a real English part. Lucas wires, generator, etc...it has been restored correctly. The body work is good for a car that has been through a fire. The body is all alluminum and has been reinforced with fiberglass because of the age. The paint is clearcoated and free of scratches.

The vehicle runs and drives like it was new and has won best in show at every car show it has been to. Some of these shows had over 200 vehicles!

Please ask any questions and ask for pics. I have plenty of pics available. If you would like to see the car before bidding, that can be arranged as well.

If this vehicle had racing history instead of the fire history, it would be worth several million dollars. But since it doesn't, this is a great chance to own one for a fraction of the cost!

2011-03-07 16:56:29 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/7/11
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1956-Jaguar-D-Type-XKD-574-/220750710614
Opening bid $110,000, no reserve, no bids yet 6 days left in auction.

Previous auction received no bids.

2011-03-07 16:57:23 | pauls writes:

Note: the car is said to be in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States

2011-03-08 00:44:14 | Anonymous writes:

The Ebay offering now correctly identifies the car as a replica. He has retracted the original representation that the car is "real." He now states that it is a good offering price considering the cost of a new replica. Review of the many pictures sent of the car reveal that there are no original D-Type items on the car. The chassis and body are not of D-type configuration (chassis not a D-Type style of configuration - body is glassfiber) but that of a car ment to duplictae a D-Type from the outside. Guages, switches, gearbox, etc. are not original D-Type specification.

2011-03-15 11:10:01 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/15/11
cid-b96b62f11054f7b0.photos.live.com/play.aspx/1956%20Jaguar%20D-Type%20Pics

I reserve the right to update this description from time to time as I get more info about the car from the owner. Since this was first posted, I recieved updated information regarding the car and have learned that it is a replica and not an original car as first posted.

Previous listing received no offers.

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