• Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    50
  • Location
    Belgium

Description

Chassis n. 004
"This 300 km/h technical masterpiece, designed, built and prepared totally within Jaguar, was to achieve a hat-trick of spectacular Le Mans victories in the 1950s." - Paul Skilleter, Jaguar: The Sporting Heritage.
Skilleter was, of course, referring to the legendary Jaguar D-Type, which is replicated here in 2/3-scale child's car form. Supposedly built by 'Design Interface', this re-creation of the legendary 'long nose' D-Type of 1955 is powered by a 179cc Acme four-stroke OHV petrol engine complete with electric starter (or manual start), a manual gearbox with two forward gears and reverse, with conventional clutch-brake-accelerator lay out with adjustable reach. Fitted with functioning gauges including speedo, tacho and temperature, correct functioning light lay out. Finished in British Racing Green, the D-Type features a rear-mounted external engine kill switch, which parents can use if required. The car has a fiberglass body and an all-aluminium chassis featuring double wishbone front suspension, coil-over shock absorbers, drum brakes and geared steering. Trimmed in green, the interior boasts a wood-rim steering wheel and a full complement of instruments. One of the finest and most exclusive child's cars currently available, this miniature D-type comes with a made-to-measure car cover and an instruction manual for the ACME engine. The car is presented in 'as new' condition; indeed, the original labels are still in place on the tyres!


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401