Constructed to the highest standards, this replica of Jaguar's legendary Le Mans-winning D-Type uses an LM Roadsters RAM body and chassis kit and is powered by a 3.8-litre Jaguar engine featuring triple Weber carburettors and coupled to a four-speed all synchromesh manual with overdrive gearbox. Constructed around a tubular-steel backbone space frame chassis, the RAM D-Type features steel-braced fibreglass bodywork in the long nose, long fin, passenger-carrying style, with full-width windscreen first seen on the works Le Mans cars in 1955, while the wheels, lights and instruments are said to be to correct specification. Based almost exclusively on 1963 Jaguar running gear, unlike some of its rivals, the RAM D-Type was described by Kit Cars & Specials magazine as having 'undisputed mechanical integrity,' and was reckoned 'one of the most desirable replicas we have yet laid our hands on.' Finished in British Racing Green with grey leather interior, this authentic looking D-Type replica has covered only 5700 miles since its construction and is supplied with a V5C registration document which states that the car was registered as a Jaguar in 1967, a history file containing old MoT test
Each automotive manufacturer has a story to tell and a period in time that defines the marque, setting the standard for their brand and future. For Jaguar it was the golden age of motor racing; the 1950’s. The C-Type had become a well-known winner on circuits across Europe but was quickly finding the need for further engineering as the likes of Ferrari and other class competitors further developed their cars with the goal of not only a win at LeMans, but a Manufacturers Championship as well. By 1954, Jaguar had developed an all-new monocoque design with further improvements to suspension, braking, aerodynamics and overall ability to perform. This new D-Type would kick off a winning streak that has etched the company into automotive history. Not only was the D-Type a pure bred performer but it was the basis for development of the E-Type and a true marvel of racing technology in its day. With approximately 71 D-Types built (18 factory and 53 customer) they are indeed rare, coveted, and highly sought after. Rod Tempero’s contribution to the D-Type story starts in New Zealand and a long tradition of coach building; with family roots in the industry since 1949 and three generations of e
THE REVIVAL MOTORSPORT D-TYPES WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR A RACE SERIES, THIS PRISTINE EXAMPLE WAS NEVER RACED. IT IS BELIEVED THAT LESS THAN 27 REVIVAL D-TYPES WERE MADE AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE SEEN. THE SPECIFICATION INCLUDES A ALUMINIUM TUB, COMPOSITE AND KEVLAR FIRE RETARDANT LIGHTWEIGHT BODY, MULTI-TUBULAR SPACE FRAME CHASSIS, COIL OVER INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION ALL ROUND , UPRATED RACING DISK BRAKES ALL ROUND, THE AMAZING JAGUAR STRAIGHT SIX 4.2 WAS BUILT BY ROB BEERE AND HAS COMPETITION PISTONS, H/C HEAD, LIGHTENED FLY WHEEL, 3 X 45 DCOE WEBBERS, ESTIMATED TO BE 380 BHP POWERED THROUGH A TREMEC 5 SPEED CLOSE RATIO GEAR BOX E-TYPE INDEPENDENT REAR AXLE, SALISBURY DIFF , LSD, THE PERFORMANCE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE SUB 5 SECONDS TO 60MPH AND OVER 180MPH TOP SPEED! RIDING ON DUNLOP ALLOYS WITH SPINNERS AS PER ORIGINAL D-TYPES THE FINISH AND DETAIL ON THIS CAR BREATH TAKING IF YOU WANT THE BEST D-TYPE THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. INCLUDES TONNEAU COVER PASSANGER COMPARTMENT OPENS AND BROOKLANDS AERO SCREENS FITTED.
The legendary D-Type succeeded the C-Type in 1954, many aficionados consider the D-Type to be the classic post-war sports racing car. Incorporating much that had been learnt from the iconic C-Types, the D-Type embraced aircraft technology in its construction and aerodynamics. The D-Type used monocoque technology. Attached to the front of the monocoque tub was a tubular sub-frame, which carried engine and front suspension. The tub was constructed of magnesium alloy and consisted of a double-skinned front and rear bulkhead with large tube like sills. The one piece bonnet hinged forward like the C-Type and the rear bodywork was removable. To reduce frontal area the engine was mounted at an angle of eight degrees and for the first time dry sumped. The D-Type used an all new gearbox and even more efficient disc brakes were adopted, new Dunlop light alloy wheels replaced the C-Types wire wheels. Aircraft style flexible fuel tanks were positioned in the tail and were accessed through the distinctive streamlined headrest, which later gained a fin for high speed stability. Three of these beautiful D-Types lined up for the 1954 Le Mans race and “should” have won. The race was extremely frust
(SOLD) The body is all aluminum and was constructed to specifications in England by Dunford. The engine and transmission work was done by highly skilled craftsmen at Gran Turismo Jaguar, including dynamometer testing and tuning. This D-type could be said to be a ‘re-bodied e-type’. The donor car is a 1965 Jaguar XKE FHC with Heritage Certificate of authenticity and its title to document this. Also, there are photographs documenting this original car before it was disassembled and receipts and photographs to document what was done. This vehicle should be eligible for vintage racing because it is a 1965 Jaguar. The vehicle is very fast, great looking, and ready for competitive driving and showing.