Jaguar is reviving its legendary D-Type more than six decades after production ceased.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works, based in Warwickshire, is producing 25 ‘new’ examples of the iconic car to the exact standards from when it first entered production in 1954.
Jaguar originally planned to build 100 D-Types, but only 75 were completed. The next 25 will fulfil the production run.
The D-Type is best known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race three times between 1955 and 1957, and these new cars will be created to authentic, original specification of the road-going vehicle.
Jaguar Classic will hand-produce both the 1955 Shortnose and 1956 Longnose bodywork versions of the vehicle at its factory in Coventry, allowing customers to choose their preferred body-style.
The D-type is the third continuation vehicle revived by Jaguar Classic, following six ‘missing’ Lightweight E-types built in 2014-15 and nine XKSS models built in 2017-18.
Jaguar has not confirmed a price for the D-Type, but an original 1955 Le Man’s winning example sold at auction for around £15.6million in 2016