Monterey Car Week Could See Most Expensive Jaguar Ever Bought

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1955 Jaguar D-Type

If you’re not going to Monterey Car Week, you may want to rethink your life decisions.

As is the case every year, the automotive elite are descending upon Carmel, California this week for all the finest Concours and auction action. It’s the place to see, be seen, and drop serious coin on serious automobiles.

Just how much coin will change hands this week is anyone’s guess, but McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance, believes the total fetched by the six major auction houses could reach upwards of $370 million.

“It’s where all the high-end cars sell in numbers. It’s where you get to see the unicorns come out to play,” Hagerty told Bloomberg.

One of those unicorns, which will be going under the RM Sotheby’s hammer, is the 1955 Jaguar D-Type shown above. The car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, features a 250-hp inline 6, a 4-speed manual, and had a top speed of more than 170 mph.

RM thinks so highly of the car they’ve estimated the auction price at $25 million, which would put it in the rarest of rarefied Jaguar air. They even put it on their auction guide cover. And Bloomberg says it may just be the “preeminent Jaguar in the world.”

Do you think it deserves such a title? We shall see this weekend.

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Via [Bloomberg]

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