So, flush from its success with its six lightweight E-Types and nine XKSSs, Jaguar Classic is going into the recreation business big time. As you will know, 25 new D-Types have been commissioned, using the chassis numbers of unsold original D-Types (I thought they all got turned into XKSSs but maybe I’m wrong), each selling for in excess of £1 million.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: What will the "new" D‑Types be like to drive?
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.