News: Stunning Selection Of Jaguars Including The First D-Type Ever Built Will Feature At Upcoming Concours Of Elegance

Stunning Selection Of Jaguars Including The First D-Type Ever Built Will Feature At Upcoming Concours Of Elegance

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July 29, 2019
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The Concours of Elegance is now entering its seventh year and within that time it has expanded beyond all expectations to represent over 1000 vehicles, from some of the earliest automobiles ever built to modern hypercars as well as a selection of the rarest cars in existence. Jaguar fans will be especially well catered for with the Jaguar Trophy returning to the event for its fifth annual running. There will be a special display of more than 50 iconic Jaguar models, with some extremely rare models on show.

Among them will be the very first D-Type to roll off the production line. This 1955 3.4-liter model is considered to be one of the most original in existence and has been privately raced on race tracks around the globe achieving some top results along the way. Another interesting and historically very significant car on display will be the 15th E-Type FHC built. It was one of six E-Types on display at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show and spent most of this century in pieces after its previous owner had got part way through his plans to have it restored. It was purchased in this state in 2013 and thanks to a 3000-hour restoration by specialists Classic Motor Cars, this 1961 E-Type is now in excellent condition and still retains many of its original components.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance director, said, “This year’s Concours of Elegance is a real occasion for fans not just of Jaguar but of historic British cars in general. Alongside this gathering of some of the most significant Jaguar cars ever built, we’ve got a display of one of each of the 19 Aston Martin Zagato models built, a collection of the most important Bentleys ever—including the first car to win at Le Mans back-to-back—and a whole host of other icons from the likes of Rolls-Royce, Lotus and McLaren.”

The 2019 Concours of Elegance is taking place once again in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace between 6-8 September. For further information on the event follow the link below.

Images courtesy of Concours of Elegance

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