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Behold: the 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ – one of the most successful race cars of its era, combing a Jaguar straight-six engine and drivetrain with a lightweight tube-framed chassis designed by Lister, Jaguar’s motorsports partner.

This particular car – whose documents list 53 podium finishes, including 29 firsts, 15 seconds and 9 thirds – has been meticulously maintained and remains (vintage) race ready.

Yours for a mere €2,500,000 – €3,100,000.

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Behold: the 1959 Lister Jaguar Sports Racer – a tube-framed sportswear made by driver Brian Lister in Cambridge, powered by a Jaguar straight six engine and raced by the team of US driver Briggs Cunningham (which won the SCCA C-Modified National Championship in it).

Still wearing its original white and blue striped Briggs Cunningham livery, the car – which was also driven by British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss – fetched €960,000 at auction ten years ago.

It goes under the hammer again (for considerably more) next January.

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Back in 1957, with the last twenty five of one hundred Jaguar D-Type roadsters in various stages of construction, a fire at the factory brought production of the be-finned, single-seaer road-rocket to an end.

Now, Jaguar Classic is finishing the run with 25 D-Types constructed exactly according to the original drawings and records – at least one of which will debut at the 2018 Paris Retromobile Show this month, with deliveries starting later in the year.

Yours to preorder for €1.14 million+.

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The Jaguar E-Type Zero – lighter and faster than the 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster on which it is modelled – has an all-electric (zero-emissions) engine capable of 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds.

Other modifications by Jaguar Land Rover Classic include LED headlamps and revised instrumentation based on the original 1968 layout.

The prototype was unveiled in London last weekend to gauge interest in production and, presumably, remind customers that after 2020, Jaguar Land Rover will cease making petrol and diesel engined cars altogether.

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A rare, curvaceous 1957 Jaguar XKSS .

In 1957, a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry destroyed every unfinished XKSS chassis. This car was one of only sixteen to have been shipped before the fire.

Having won a series of races in Canada between 1957 and 1961, it was fully restored to Concours quality by its current owner, who acquired it in 1997.

Yours right now for a mere $16,000,000 (€15,000,000)

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