1955 Jaguar D-Type to sell for $4.5m in Florida auction?

A 1955 Jaguar D-Type is among the highlights of RM Auctions' Amelia Island sale in Florida on March 14.

Valued at $3.7m-4.5m, the lot is one of only 54 D-Types produced for the private market.

Jaguar RM Amelia
The 1955 Jaguar D-Type is an iconic racer

A Finnish tennis player named Curt Lincoln was its first owner and raced it throughout Scandinavia.

It's one of the finest specimens on the market, resulting in a multi-part feature in Jaguar World Magazine during the early 2000s.  

Shelby Myers, car specialist at RM Auctions, comments: "The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most iconic sports racing cars of the 1950s.

"With the prices of Italian endurance race cars currently soaring, the D-Type Jaguar represents incredible value, especially considering its historical significance and eligibility for the world's great vintage motorsport events.

"We're thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of XKD 530 from its gentleman owner. It has a terrific provenance, is incredibly well-documented, and boasts a unique racing record which saw it tear across the Scandinavian ice fields in period."

Other lots in the sale include a 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Vignale (valued at $2m-2.5m) and a 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figone et Falaschi ($1m-1.6m).

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