<B>1966/1989 LYNX JAGUAR D-TYPE REPLICATION</B>

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Lot 94
1966/1989 LYNX JAGUAR D-TYPE REPLICATION

Sold for US$ 203,500 inc. premium
1966/1989 LYNX JAGUAR D-TYPE REPLICATION

Chassis no. 1E76306
Engine no. 7E516199

3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 Weber Dual-Throat Carburetors
Approximately 270bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Expertly replicated D-Type by renowned Lynx Motors
*Beautifully handcrafted aluminum paneling
*Equipped with many Jaguar parts
*A fun sports-racing type car for a Sunday morning drive



LYNX MOTORS INTERNATIONAL

Lynx Motors was founded in 1968, principally to repair and maintain specialist sports and racing cars, but quickly made their name restoring and maintaining many of the original Jaguar C-Types, D-Types and E-Types. The company soon evolved from the Jaguar restoration business to build very close replicas of Jaguars rarest and most famous sports and racing cars. Their cars would be referred to as a "tool-makers copies", and the company would introduce the Lynx C-Type, D-Type, and a road-going XKSS following shortly afterwards.

For sports and racing car enthusiasts, there is nothing more evocative than the memory of the original Jaguar D-Types roaring to victory at Le Mans. The Lynx D-Type offers discerning owners the unique opportunity to experience a part of Jaguar's rich sporting pedigree. The cars feature many enhanced Jaguar E-Type mechanical components, blended with a lightweight, yet tough all-aluminum monocoque structure resulting in an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The result is a tremendous driving experience. The Lynx D-Types can be offered options; for example, they can encompass the long nose or short nose style, single or full width screen, with or without a tail fin.

Most mechanical parts are original Jaguar parts, including the XK engine block, hand-built to Lynx racing specifications. Underneath, the fine independent rear suspension system of the D- and E-Types is retained, with inboard brakes and all. Every Lynx D-Type is meticulously hand-built to the highest standard by experienced craftsmen, and Lynx Motors has become a household name in car manufacturing.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The fine example of the Lynx-built Jaguar D-Type offered here was commissioned in 1989 and is the 42nd Lynx D-Type built. The donor car used for the creation was a 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 2+2 Coupe, which had been delivered new to New York as a left hand drive example. Exactly how many components were used by Lynx from the original E-Type to create this D-Type is unclear, but most likely the car's mechanical components, such as the gearbox and rear suspension assembly, were utilized.

Lynx would build the car up in aluminum by hand, and the craftsmanship is nothing short of spectacular and very correct indeed. Hand-wheeled panels were riveted together to form the lightweight all-aluminum monocoque chassis tub, and a fin behind the driver's headrest was fitted, as on many of the original D-Types. The racing-theme was carried out throughout the car, with quick-release filler caps, leather straps and the iconic lightweight competition wheels fitted with Dunlop racing tires.

The motor was trimmed with three, dual-throat Weber racing carburetors, mounted on a Lynx intake, and large diameter exhaust headers were fitted on the other side. The finished car would remain in the UK during the 1990s, and many MOT certificates as well as an old V5 can be found in the car's history file. The Lynx D-Type made its way to the US in the mid-2000s, where it would then form part of renowned Connecticut-based collector Gary Schaevitz's collection for the following decade.

Today this Lynx-built D-Type offers great looks and a breathtaking driving experience. With massive amounts of torque and horsepower on tab, the all-alloy Lynx D-Type is one of the closest replications of the legendary original D-Type available anywhere.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled 1966 Jaguar.
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