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Realm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its RAM recreations. In particular, their Jaguar D-Types have benefitted from chassis design input by Reynard Racing resulting in greater strength and ultimately better road-holding. After a three-hour stint behind the wheel of a Realm D-Type, Sir Jack Brabham commented: "That's a damn sight better than the original!"
Offered here we have a very handsome Realm Engineering-sourced, D-Type Long Nose replica, registered as a 1969 Jaguar and finished to an incredibly high standard. Documents within the history folder indicate that a previous owner purchased this D-Type replica as a part-complete project in 2010. Not long after his purchase, the part complete car was delivered to a local Jaguar specialist to be stripped down and fully rebuilt. Eyewateringly-large invoices hide away within the car's history folder telling the story of a thorough breakdown and rebuild using, where necessary, many new parts. The complete Sage Green and Apple Green leather interior, carpets and D-Type Dunlop-style wheels were sourced from Realm Engineering and a well-designed stainless steel inlet manifold and exhaust system were also fitted. With most mechanical aspects complete, the car was then sent to a specialist body shop where the bodywork panels were assessed, re-manufactured where necessary and refinished to, what can only be described as, a remarkable standard. Shortly after the project appeared to be near completion, the decision was made to have the engine professionally rebuilt again with detailed invoices on file and, in fact, a quick tally up of the invoices from between 2010 and 2015 suggest a spend of over £64,000!
Today, this wonderful D-Type replica presents extremely well and is finished with admirable attention to detail in every area. The history folder is replete with detailed invoices outlining works completed, old MOTs and the current V5c (historic vehicle). This super Jaguar re-creation respectfully and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time.