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Jaguar reissuing the D type.

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My thoughts about wondering about the 100S: Jaguar is still in business (although owned by Tata) and Austin Healey isn't.
 

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I think the xk-ss is the coolest car ever made, not sure how I feel about jag building more, I know the originals will always be the originals, but it kind of seems to dilute the mistyque of the super low production road going version of the d-type.
 
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Of course one can already buy replicas that might be as close or closer to the original than may ultimately be made if this project comes to fruition. Go to: https://www.jaguarreplicas.com/

For the last four or five years I have entered my Elva MK IV sports racer at the Lime Rock Historic Festival. Entries are limited to "real"--not continuation or replica--cars and I have raced with C and D types several times. No doubt because of their value they rarely see the track and whether because of their owners' abundance of caution or lack of seat time they are driven quite slowly. It is somewhat dismaying that a D-type should be a back-marker, but so it goes.
 

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I think racing should permit replicas / coninuations as long as they are really that, not fibreglass lookalikes with Chevy engines.
Then the real genuine, valuable cars can be preserved. I don't think it makes much sense to race le Mans winners in relatively unimportant fun races, but to see a D type race is good.
 

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Of course one can already buy replicas that might be as close or closer to the original than may ultimately be made if this project comes to fruition. Go to: https://www.jaguarreplicas.com/

For the last four or five years I have entered my Elva MK IV sports racer at the Lime Rock Historic Festival. Entries are limited to "real"--not continuation or replica--cars and I have raced with C and D types several times. No doubt because of their value they rarely see the track and whether because of their owners' abundance of caution or lack of seat time they are driven quite slowly. It is somewhat dismaying that a D-type should be a back-marker, but so it goes.

Interesting to see 2 perfect Cobra Daytonas slogging it out no holds barred at the Goodwood Members Meeting earlier this month; since one ended up in the fence its a good job neither was the real thing both being incredible "tool room" copies or whatever.

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With enough cheques (or more specifically, an adequate number of zeroes__left of the decimal point) Mercedes Benz can build you a new 300SL Gullwing from their classic restoration facility. I believe this was alluded to in one of their most recent ads in Sports Car Market.

I have mixed feelings about replica/continuation cars being allowed to race fender to fender with (priceless, at least from where I stand) the originals; what's to prevent the red mist fakiedo driver from punting the real deal just to claim bragging rights?

I'd like to see a grid full of 250 GT SWBs as much as anyone here, but the financial risk should be equal to all participants__even if it isn't a hindrance to some deep pockets.
 

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I think racing should permit replicas / coninuations as long as they are really that, not fibreglass lookalikes with Chevy engines.
Then the real genuine, valuable cars can be preserved. I don't think it makes much sense to race le Mans winners in relatively unimportant fun races, but to see a D type race is good.
Actually in Europe the FIA does allow replica's to compete in Historic races using the Historic Technical Passport (HTP) to certify them as long as they are to the same spec as the original car:

"The HTP is essentially a sporting document and its purpose is to allow a car to take part in International competitions. An HTP says nothing about the authenticity, provenance, origins, etc, of a car. It is concerned only that the car’s specification is that of the particular model it purports to be, the whole purpose of the HTP is to try to ensure that cars accord with the authentic specification and can therefore compete with one another fairly. Whether the car is wholly original, partly original, assembled wholly or partly out of period components or a copy or replica built recently is not relevant to the issuing of an HTP."
https://www.formulajunior.com/Technical Info/HTP/FIA_HTP_Guidelines_01_01_09.pdf

So it is quite easy to compete with a replica as long as it is true recreation.

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Dan M.
 
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