Saving the best for last, RM Sotheby’s final announcement for their Amelia Island sale next month is 1955 Jaguar D-Type Chassis no. XKD 530 with an estimate of $3,750,000 – $4,250,000.
*Extensively documented; multiple in-period 1st place finishes
*Comprehensive restoration in 2003 by noted D-Type expert
*Subject of a five-part feature series in Jaguar World Monthly
*Vintage racing participation, including at the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival
*Accompanied by a FIVA Passport, FIA papers, and a JDHT Certificate
Excellent images are by Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
Had the nice opportunity to join some friends and visit an old shop, tucked away far in the BC forest called A&A Chassis.
Out in the wilderness of Highlands, BC, A&A is an impressively stocked shop dedicated to metal fabrication and chassis construction like the type you would find in a sprint car or motorbike.
Keith showed us one seriously badass 1964 El Camino known as Roadstourmino which only a silhouette of its 1964 beginnings.
The reason we visited A&A was to pickup Jan Hoel’s incredible Esprit S3R which is a completely re-envisioned Lotus Esprit. A&A chassis welded up an entirely new frame which has an all-new suspension, but retains a Lotus Turbo engine. I can’t even begin to recall all the mods made on this incredible project, so if you’re interested, here it is on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/F1-Motorsports-Lotus-Esprit-S3R/
Never got around to posting up some completed images of our MG TF restoration project, so here it is.