Le Mans win­ning Jag could fetch £20 mil­lion at Amer­i­can auc­tion

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The 1956 Le Mans-win­ning Jaguar D-type could sell for as much as £20 mil­lion when it is auc­tioned at Mon­terey in Cal­i­for­nia on Fri­day.

The 1955 car ‘XKD 501’ was en­tered by Ecurie Ecosse for the 1956 race and driven to vic­tory by Ninian San­der­son and Ron Flock­hart when the works Jaguars fal­tered.

Since its time with Ecurie Ecosse, ‘XKD 501’ has had only two pri­vate own­ers and has been in a US col­lec­tion for the last 16 years. It is claimed to be the only Le Mans-win­ning C or D-type that has sur­vived in­tact and re­mained es­sen­tially orig­i­nal to its win­ning spec­i­fi­ca­tion. It was later owned by Sir Michael Nairn for nearly 30 years.

It is un­doubt­edly one of the most im­por­tant and valu­able rac­ing Jaguars in the world and has an auc­tion guide price of be­tween £15 and £20 mil­lion.

Ecosse Jag has pedi­gree

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