1956 Jaguar D-Type Works ‘Long Nose’ Set To Hit Sotheby’s Auction Block
Global collector car auctioneer RM Sotheby’s is returning to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa for its 17th annual sale in Phoenix on January 28-29, 2016, and it’s putting a rare gem on the block: A 1956 Jaguar D-Type Works ‘Long Nose’. This particular one, with chassis no. XKD 604, was the first of only six works long-nose examples made for the 1956 season, which was also the last year of Jaguar’s D-Type racing effort.
Equipped with de Dion rear suspension and fuel injection, XKD 604 has passed through two owners in the UK and two in the US. Fully restored and ready to return to the track anytime, it’s expected to fetch more than US$5 million at the auction block, potentially making it the most expensive D-Type Works ‘Long Nose’ ever.