Summary

  • Mileage 
    372 mi / 599 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1G3307BW
  • Engine number 
    8L25629-S
  • Lot number 
    421
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Superbly finished D-Type 'Long Nose' replica based on a Realm kit expertly re-engineered to very high standardsIndicating less than 400 miles use (atoc) with invoices supporting a full engine rebuild in 2014Over 60,000 in receipts from 2010 to date, recording a fully documented build with no expense sparedOffered with a V5c (registered as a 1969 Jaguar historic vehicle). Readyto be enjoyedThis superb re-creationrespectfully and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all timeRealm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its RAM recreations. In particular, their Jaguar D-Types havebenefitted from chassis design input by Reynard Racing resulting in greater strength and ultimately better road-holding. After a three-hour stint behind the wheel of a Realm D-Type, Sir Jack Brabham commented:"That's a damn sight better than the original!"Offered here we have a very handsome Realm Engineering-sourced, D-Type Long Nosereplica, registered as a 1969 Jaguar and finished to an incrediblyhigh standard. Documents within the history folder indicate that a previous owner purchased this D-Type replica as a part-complete project in 2010. Not long after hispurchase, the part complete car was delivered to a local Jaguar specialist to be stripped down and fully rebuilt. Eyewateringly-large invoices hide awaywithin the car's history folder telling the story of athorough breakdown and rebuild using, where necessary, many new parts. The complete Sage Green and Apple Green leather interior, carpets and D-Type Dunlop-style wheels were sourced from Realm Engineering and a well-designedstainless steel inlet manifold and exhaust system were also fitted. With most mechanical aspectscomplete, the carwas then sent to a specialist body shop wherethe bodywork panels wereassessed, re-manufactured where necessary and refinished to, what can only be describedas, a remarkable standard. Shortly after the project appeared to be near completion, the decision was made to have the engine professionally rebuilt again with detailed invoices on file and, in fact, a quick tally up of the invoices from between 2010 and 2015 suggest a spend of over 64,000!Today, this wonderful D-Type replica presents extremely well and is finished with admirableattention to detail in every area. The history folder is repletewith detailed invoices outlining works completed, old MOTs andthe current V5c (historic vehicle).This super Jaguar re-creation respectfully and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time.