Is This Rare Jaguar D-Type Worth Over $10 Million?

The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most beautiful cars ever produced and at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Scottsdale auction, a bright red example is set to send collectors into a bidding frenzy.

This D-Type is chassis number XKD 518 and was one of approximately 24 delivered new in the UK, rolling out of the factory in December 1955. The red over red color scheme was selected by the customer at the factory, making it reportedly one of just two examples finished this way.

The car was originally delivered to Jaguar-Rover dealership Henlys but they struggled to sell it and eventually handed over the keys to ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Not long after, it was given as a gift to 21-year-old Peter Blond from his father as a reward for not drinking or smoking.

During his ownership, Blonde raced the now-priceless D-Type roughly a dozen times in 1957 before selling it to his cousin, Jonathan Sieff, in the summer of 1957. In the ensuing years, the race car passed through the hands of numerous owners and continued to compete in races throughout the UK.

The auction house expects the car to sell for between $10 million and $12 million.

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  • Six_Tymes

    its beautiful

    • brn

      I’d rather call it unique. 😉

      Very odd, even cartoonish, but very interesting looking car. For 1955, it’s fascinating.

      No car is worth $10 mil.

      • Polyester Poontang

        Do you consider yourself a car buff?

      • Wow you just show how shallow the quality of your comment.

      • brn

        I see I’m not making friends here. Yes, I am a car buff. I think this is a fascinating vehicle. Odd, but truly fascinating.

        I also think there are limits on the value of a vehicle. In the last several years, the values for classic vehicles has skyrocketed to the point of absurdity. I don’t know when it will happen, but the prices will tumble as the market also realizes no car is worth $10 mil.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Every part of that comment is incorrect.

  • Mike Sinyaboot
    • Bo Hanan

      Good eye.

  • Of course it’s worth $10 million, it’s a fricking D-Type.

  • Six Thousand Times

    $10 million doesn’t seem out of whack. My favourite racer from the classic era.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    HELL. F___ING. YESS. It bloody is.

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