Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type Sets Auction Record

A Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type, once part of the Ecurie Ecosse race team, became the most expensive British automobile sold at auction with a final price of $21.78 million. In addition, the very first Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000, went for $13.75 million, setting the American record.

Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type British Auction Record

The 1955 Jaguar was the first such model supplied to a private team by the maker, based in England’s Midlands. The car went on to beat Jaguar’s own entries in the 1956 Le Mans. It was offered for the first time in 20 years, after being in an American collection.

Jaguar D-Type Auction Record

The RM Sotheby’s sale, which started on August 19, is continuing in Monterey, California.



  1. Got to see this machine raced the next day after the auction at Laguna Seca Races in Montery, CA

    Bravo to the new owner……not another trailer queen

  2. Got to see this machine raced at Laguna Seca races at Monterey, the day after the sale.
    Bravo to the new owner and thank you, not another Trailer Queen

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