Car Catcher: A Jaguar D-type Once Owned by Peter Blond, Jean Bloxham and Led Zeppelin Manager Peter Grant

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In total, only 71 Jaguar D-types were recorded as being produced. Of those, 17 were works race cars and 54 were customer cars—however, four of those were dismantled for parts and another five were lost in a fire at the Coventry factory in 1957.

So, according to that math, this 1955 Jaguar D-type is potentially one of less than 50 examples still in existence.

Finished in a factory-correct shade of red over a matching interior, the D-type is reported to be a “well-documented example with substantial period competition history,” as well as a few notable former owners that include Bernie Ecclestone, Peter Blond, Jean Bloxham and Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant.

As well, the Jaguar is said to retain many of its original components, as well as have a matching-numbers engine.

This 1955 Jaguar D-type is offered by RM Sotheby’s as part of its upcoming Arizona auction, and is expected to fetch between $5,750,000 and $7,500,000.

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