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Jaguar D-Type set to reach £4.7m at auction

20 September 2017

A Jaguar D-Type that was once owned by Le Mans winner Duncan Hamilton is set to become the most expensive car ever sold in Australia when it is auctioned next month.

The 1955 Jaguar D-Type is being sold by Mossgreen Auctions at Melbourne’s Motorclassica sale in October. It has been given a list price four times higher than any car ever sold in Australia at £4.7m. The beautiful classic is powered by a DOHC 3.4 litre straight-six which produces 250 bhp, and features triple Weber 45 DCO3 carburettors, a four speed manual transmission and all round disc brakes which Jaguar developed in conjunction with Dunlop.

The car going up for auction has been raced at the Dakar Grand Prix, at Silverstone and Brands Hatch as well as competing in Singapore and Australia. Mossgreen’s CEO, Paul Sumner, said: “The Jaguar D-Type is one of the world’s most significant and collectible marques, and we are thrilled and excited to have this exceptional and historic car consigned to our inaugural Motorclassica Auction. Along with impeccable provenance and competition history, the D-type is gorgeous, an absolute work of art, a sculpture on wheels, one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

“It’s the most valuable car to ever go to public auction in Australia, and no doubt will set new records on auction night at Motorclassica.”

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