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This Jaguar D-Type (RAM) from UK based Realm Engineering, was built in 1996, using a Reynard Racing chassis and Jaguar XJ6 (1976) mechanicals and has benefited from a sympathetic restoration and upgrade in 2017.
Many hours have been spent on improving the performance and appearance of this car.
The beautifully finished body sits on a hand made tubular-frame racing chassis, for perfect handling.
The original D-Type XKD606, which currently resides in the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands, won the 1957 24h Le Mans race, piloted by Ron Flockhart and Ivor Bueb.
This replica is a copy of the original car, in its 1957 Le Mans winning livery.
Thanks to this and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the most famous racing victory in Jaguar's history, the current owner was invited by the Le Mans organizers to take part in the 2017 Drivers parade, through Le Mans and viewed by over 150,000 spectators.
The car was also awarded centre-stage during the "Virage de Mulsanne" car show, traditionally held on the eve of the race, at the end of the famous Mulsanne Straight.
The car comes with two sets of headlights which may be swapped, to allow it to drive on either the left or right side of the road, legally.
A lot of work has been done under the bonnet (hood) to improve the performance, handling and looks of this fantastic car, including a complete engine and transmission rebuild, new nuts, bolts and aluminium paneling plus the necessary rewiring to bring the car back to 100% working order.
XJ6 4.2 liter series 2, 6 cylinder motor with a modified LT77 (20a) 5 speed transmission, Adjustable ant-roll bar, Dual front/rear brake master cylinder, Automated engine-bay fire-suppression system, Built-in Intercom system.
Stage 3 competition clutch, lightened flywheel (6.6 kilo/14.55lb), re-profiled Camshafts (Fast road), triple carburetors with velocity stacks.
It has just been sympathetically restored to bring it back to 100% condition, whilst preserving its lovely patina.