Exoto 1954 Jaguar D Type 1:18 RLG88003

Le Mans test car OKV 501


Product Description

Exoto 1:18 1954 Jaguar D Type ‘Short Nose’ Le Mans test car RLG88003


This is a brand new, Limited Edition (222 models wordwide) of the Jaguar D Type 1954 Le Mans test car.

This prototype was completed in May 1954, was an all alloy bodied D Type, which had been developed from the two time Le Mans winning C Type (1951 and 1953). The D Type immediately travelled to France for a Le Mans test session where Jaguar works driver Tony Rolt broke the lap record by five clear seconds. Back at Coventry, it was used for more development work, while a further three D-types were built for the race itself. In the event fuel contamination sidelined two cars, but the third finished a close second after a Ferrari. Victories at Reims and Sebring were a promising pointer for the following year, when Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb won Le Mans – Jaguar’s third victory.
In 1956, two works cars crashed and one suffered engine failure, but the honours fell to another D-type of the private Ecurie Ecosse team.
In 1957, Ecurie Ecosse brought Jaguar’s total to five Le Mans wins, three of them for the D-type – a world beating sports-racing car, which you could buy from a Jaguar dealer and drive home.

With quite incredible levels of detail, superb quality materials with over 2,000 individual parts and the ultimate 1:18 diecast model available anywhere in the world.

Not available new anywhere else in the UK, this will be the very last one I get so please be quick.

New model never removed from original packaging with original boxes. The model comes with the chassis seperate so you can see the amazing detail that goes into the Exoto models. The bodywork then fits over and the wheels attached with historically correct spinners to complete this quite incredible model. Some assembly required as this is totally new and unopened

Additional Information

Weight31 kg

2 in stock

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