1999 Jaguar D Type Replica
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"Thank you again Jesmond for your part in the sale. We were all so impressed with the presentation on your website. Couldn't have been done better. We are so happy that the car is staying in this country, and has ended up with another owner who will also treasure it. Many kind regards to yourself and Gloria."June & Terry Beresford, Masterton, New Zealand
There are two kinds of sweat. Nervous sweat. And hot sweat. I've just learned how it feels to have both kinds multiplied together. Sweat squared.
Jaguar, determined to continue its winning ways at Le Mans in the mid-50s, set out to design an aerodynamic bullet, built for speed. The resulting D-Type was not only quick but beautiful too.
Jaguar was the marque to beat at Le Mans in the 1950s, taking five wins throughout the decade. The famous endurance race was the pinnacle of sports car racing at the time. Victory brought prestige to the winning make, for it shone a light on the manufacturer’s ability to make not only fast cars, but reliable ones.
The British sports car maker’s first win at Circuit de la Sarthe would come in 1951 with the XK120C, more commonly known as the C-Type. It did so again in 1953, which was the same year that car’s successor, the XK120C Mk II, first appeared.
The latter would soon be known as the D-Type, an easier name to say and remember, and what a memorable car it would prove to be.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This D Type Replica was created by well- known craftsman Ray Larsen in 1989 and was a 10 year build.
- The car has been crafted with measurements and drawings from the renown original D Type Noel Foster car, now fully restored and resides overseas. We have many detailed photos of Noel Foster's car and some build photos of this car.
- What sets this car apart from other D Type replicas, is that it has a full aluminum body, torsion bar suspension, narrowed Jaguar differential as per the original, Jaguar gearbox , E type front wishbones, period correct steering wheel and instruments,
- 3.8ltr engine with triple Weber carbs and many other details.
- This car was previously owned by Anne Thomson ( 1906 Darraq fame). She has raced the D in a few vintage racing events, also at the inaugural Leadfoot Festival (Hahei) and it has competed there twice more with a strong following.
- This car is as good as an original and at a fraction of the cost.
- It’s easy to drive, fast, and a real head turner !
- Road registered and compliant certified.
Genuine D-Types, go for moonbeams, with the winning 1956 car, XKD 501, selling in 2016 for $US22 million. At those prices, the case for an authentic replica like this one stacks up more thoroughly, being more usable than a genuine investment grade classic. And when they are this good, you don’t have to make excuses for it.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered IF sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.