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