1967 Jaguar D-Type Recreation
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1967 Jaguar D-Type Recreation
1967 Jaguar D-Type Recreation by Lnyx
This Jaguar D-Type re-creation is a long-nose example that was constructed by Lynx Cars Limited of St. Leonards-on-Sea in England using handmade aluminum bodywork. The car is said to have been commissioned by former UK Jaguar club president Jerry Stampler who campaigned it in vintage racing before it was acquired through Lynx approximately 20 years ago by its pervious owner, former sports car racer Herb Wetanson. Finished in white with blue stripes over blue leather, it is powered by a 3.8-liter XK inline-six with triple Weber carburetors, a four-speed manual transmission, dual-circuit four-wheel disc brakes, independent suspension, Dunlop-style peg-drive wheels, a tail fin, a wraparound windshield, an aluminum tonneau cover, four-point harnesses, and tool kit.
Lynx Engineering was founded in 1968 by engineer Guy Black and architect Roger Ludgate, and initially specialized in the repair and restoration of original Jaguar C- and D-Type sports racers. In 1972 the company began development of a D-Type replica design utilizing hand-formed aluminum bodywork and E-Type-derived mechanicals. Construction incorporated a Lynx-fabricated monocoque tub mated to modified E-Type subframes, and the cars were built in both short- and long-nose configurations. This long-nose example features an optional rear headrest fin and full-length wraparound windshield, and its bodywork wears Briggs Cunningham-style white and blue livery. The condition of the finish is shown up close in the gallery below. Details include a louvered hood with leather hold-down straps, a Monza-style fuel filler concealed within the fin, side-exit exhaust pipes, and UK registration number MUF 617F.
Dunlop-style aluminum peg-drive wheels are secured by three-eared knock-offs and wear Dunlop racing tires measuring 6.00L-16 up front and 6.50L-16 at the rear. A spare is housed in the rear compartment. Twin brake master cylinders actuate discs all around, with the rears mounted inboard of the independent suspension. The split cockpit features seating for two trimmed in blue leather as well as aluminum surfaces painted to match the body stripes. Equipment includes Luke four-point harnesses, a driver™s headrest, a rearview mirror, and a fire extinguisher. An aluminum tonneau cover fits over the passenger seat. A wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of a black dash housing Smiths instrumentation including a 180-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges monitoring coolant temperature and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 21k miles, approximately 5k of which have been added by the current owner. The 3.8-liter DOHC inline-six is fed by three dual-throat Weber carburetors fitted to a Lynx intake manifold and features three-into-one exhaust headers, an alternator, an aluminum coolant header tank, an electric cooling fan, and dry sump lookalike components. An annual service in spring 2021 included adjustment of the carburetors, a coolant flush, lubrication, and replacement of the ignition points and spark plugs. An oil change was performed in summer 2021. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. The E-Type-derived suspension features dual Spax coilovers at each rear wheel and a torsion-bar front setup with double wishbones and telescopic shock absorbers. The car is registered using chassis number 1E78735BW, which corresponds to a left-hand-drive 1968 E-Type 2+2. The identification tag is also stamped with Lynx body number L89 46, which is reflected on an adjacent front frame attachment plate.
- Long-Nose Bodywork with Tail Fin
- Triple Weber Carburetors
- Four-Speed Manual Transmission
- White Paint with Blue Stripes
- Full-Length Wraparound Windshield
- Blue Leather Cockpit Upholstery
- Dunlop-Style Peg-Drive Wheels
- Dual-Circuit Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
- E-Type Independent Suspension
- Aluminum Passenger-Side Tonneau Cover
- Tool Kit
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