1987 Jaguar D-Type

Réplica par DRL Brian Wingfield

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    77
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Swedish title
Châssis n° S804085DN

- The forgotten swedish collection
- Superbly made replica
- Aluminium bodywork
- Ordered by the current owner
- Almost new condition

A great number of letters coming with the car enables us to detail the entire manufacturing process. Furthermore, this car remains in the hands of the enthusiast who first ordered it, a passionate Swedish collector who loves exclusive cars. It is in February 1987 that he made contact with DRL Engineering (Deetype Replicas Ltd), a company headed by Bryan Wingfield and specialised in manufacturing Jaguar-based replicas, to ask them to make a Jaguar D-Type replica according to his specifications. Many letters between these two enthusiasts describe the work's progress, the owner's wishes and the overall invoicing amount. And finally in June 1990, a letter from Bryan Wingfield was delivered with the following message "Your car has now undergone over 500 km of road testing and I'm satisfied with the results, you can now take delivery."
Based on a 1955 Jaguar XK 140, and registered under this identity with Swedish papers, it is fitted with an especially-made aluminium bodywork painted in "Goodwood Green" colour, the same as the D-Type which was then at the Jaguar Motor Museum right next to the Wingfield workshops. This replica car features a particularly high manufacturing quality and was made in the most honorable way, with particular attention to aesthetic details and finish. Our collector has not used the car since adding it to his collection in Sweden: it is therefore in nearly new condition today.
This superb D-Type replica will enable its owner to enjoy the thrill experienced by drivers of this legendary machine, while appreciating a sports car that is completely out of the ordinary.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1987-jaguar-type-d-replica-par-drl-brian-wingfield-3980-77

Photos © Christophe Gasco