A Jaguar D type with history was exhibited at an auction held in February 2020. Despite the attention from around the world, including its history, it has been sold for two weeks without being sold.
Only 18 D-types were produced for racing, one of which was the seventh completed [chassis number XKD520]. The first one I bought was an importer, an Australian who drove for a few years and entered the race. It has been reported that he has been on the podium mainly for racing in Australia.
After that, it was transferred to several owners, and in 1958 it was replaced with a factory 3.8-liter engine. It was purchased by British driver Richard Atwood in 1967. He won the Porsche 917 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970 and is on the podium in Formula One. Atwood had owned this D-type for 10 years.
After passing on to the next owner, he often ran at events at Mille Miglia and on the circuit. He has been with Australian collectors since 2014 and has participated in historic car racing events such as the Goodwood Revival.
Because we have been performing frequent maintenance by specialists, we still keep many original parts and can operate them at any time. The estimated winning bid is said to be around 70 million yen.