Absolutely pristine Racing D Type Jaguar. Right hand drive, knockoffs, Dunlop tyres, BRG on an all aluminum body. I drooled alot...
what a car.
thiers a couple of companies in England that are doing reproductions of both C and D types.. I have seen thier sites and absolutely spot on down to the 3.4 L rebuilt original Jag engines.. This is of course a late D type.. They lost most of the 1960 D's in a fire in Coventry, but this sure looks like perfect.. You can just see Moss and Hawthorn can't ya.. If my memories right this and the 300 SLR were the two fastest at Le mans.. believe they were pushing 180 on Mulsang straight..
This brought back a lot of memories. My hometrack used to be Laguna Seca/Fort Ord then Cotati, and much later Sears Point/Infineon. I loved to drive these tracks and to watch the pros. I watched Stirling Moss at Laguna lap the whole field in a missing, popping Maseratti. He would go by and wave to the fans, so smooth... This as I said was an original aluminum bodied Jag in Bisbee. I gently rapped the body with a knuckle to make sure that it wasn't plastic. I thought that I would quick in my pants.
I only have two complaints about these old Jag's, one is the reverse sweep guages and two is the fact that you spend as much if not more time trying to keep the carbs syncronized as actually driving the car.
Talk about showing our age in an era of FI, but yep the synchronizing was a problem..more on the SU's than Webber's but still an issue.. half of this was the antiquated, or maybe yet to be evolved manifolds, and the rest was linkage issues.. anyway FI is way better..
Sam i never got a chance to see any of the great drivers in action.. Went to Marlboro Maryland to see John Fitch and Phil Hill and neither one made the race..
My favorite little SCCA track was a little place in Wisconsin "elk horn".. One of Dads co-workers raced in C modified, and i remember having pit passes and seeing wide tires for the first time.. this would have been like 64 or 65 maybe.. Remember this track had a 45% hill that had PRAY written across it, cause you couldn't see what was on the other side till you topped out.
Favorite drivers.. Juan Manuel Fangio, and Graham Hill .. Favorite track Nurburgring.. Favorite car 300SLR.. Back in the day when Men were Men, Steering wheels were 2 feet in diameter, and everything in the car could be repaired with tools..
computers... we don't need no stinking computers
my old boss made a replica of this car
near as I can tell, from sam's description and the photo evidence at hand......... sam, we needed an engine shot to see what color if any the cam covers and head are painted, to determine PC, period correctness....It was your duty to drool all over this 'D' until the owner showed up...LOL!, this puppy is an original....This thing is worth a fortune if #'s matching!