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Le Mans-winning D-Type goes up for Auction!

Today RMSotheby’s are anouncing the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning D-Type chassis XKD501 for their upcoming Auction in Monterey.

They call this “Unequivocally one of the most important and valuable Jaguars in the world”

XKD501 was the first customer D-Type delivered to Ecurie Ecosse, the Scotland stable founded by David Murray and known for their Scottish Flag Metallic Blue Jaguars.

Against three long-nose D-Types entered by the Jaguar factory, Ecurie Ecosse used XKD501 with factory support at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Driver’s Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart took overall honors at the 1956 Le Mans race ahead of the chasing Aston Martin DB3S.

RM describe the car: “Now offered from only its third private owner, XKD 501 checks all the proverbial boxes. It has won the most grueling contest in sports car racing, the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is a centrifugal component of Jaguar’s three consecutive wins at Sarthe. The Jaguar has been fastidiously maintained and serviced by just four caretakers, including a restoration by some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts. Almost unique among a run of automobiles that inevitably led hard lives, its history is refreshingly clean, concise, and incredibly well-known.”

UPDATE: Sold for $21,780,000 – the highest price ever achieved for a British automobile at auction.

Video Roundup 1

Some great videos to share from many of our friends. Probably over 2 hours of footage, so get the popcorn out:

The first comes from Tony Owen featuring the VSCC Hereford Trial 2013:

My own youtube feed brought up Restoration Finished: 1966 Lotus Elan 26R:

evo Diaries- Lotus Elan Sprint

From Tom Shaughnessy’s facebook we have Highlights Tour auto 2014 crashs & mistakes

We were ordering some parts from the Roadster Factory and came across Triumph TR4 (TRS) – 1961 Le Mans 24hrs (10th June 1961):

Video I made of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours: Concours Queens:

Driving a Jaguar C-Type on the Mille Miglia – /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

The Joy of the Jaguar XK140 Comes in Driving It

Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World – /DRIVEN