First Jaguar D-Type goes for record £2.2 million
International fine art auctioneers Bonhams set a new world record auction price for any Jaguar motor car. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racing Car ‘XKD509’ was sold to a British buyer for a whopping £2,201,500 (approximately $4.4 million). The 3.4-litre car was the first Jaguar D-Type to go into production in 1955. The auction was held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester and this vintage car was sold on behalf of the Littlewoods Football Pools family. The car sold features an original subframe and tub, and the original 3.4-liter competition engine. The price has beats the previous world record of £1,706,000 set in 1999. Interestingly, when sold new in 1955, it cost a mere £2,500.