There simply is no denying the fact that the D-Type is one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Jaguar had planned to build 100 D-Types in 1955 and with only 75 completed, the company is making good on that announcement by creating 25 new, period-correct examples.
The cars are being built at their Classic Works site in Warwickshire, England and today it's debuting one of the first prototype D-Type models from that program. The engineering prototype seen above is a 1956-spec Longnose complete with an extended hood, tail fin, wide-angle cylinder head, and quick change brake calipers. Buyers can choose from either a 1955-spec Shortnose or a 1956-spec Longnose, both of which will be joining the Lightweight E-Types and the XKSS models in the continuation series.
The first Jaguar Classic D-Type will be unveiled to the public at Salon Retromobile in Paris on February 7th.