RM Auctions’ highly anticipated Amelia Island, Florida sale, returning March 14 to the Ritz-Carlton. The official auction of the esteemed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the single-day RM sale will lift the gavel on 100 automobiles and select memorabilia, including 14 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million. This year’s jewel is a super-rare 1955 Jaguar D-Type, XKD 530, which joins the previously announced 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet as a headline attraction.
One of just 54 D-Types produced for privateer use, it was delivered new to famed Finnish tennis player, Curt Lincoln, who piloted the car to numerous 1st and 2nd place finishes throughout Finland, as well as in ice racing competition. A subsequent owner commissioned an extensively researched restoration by one of the world’s foremost Jaguar experts which was completed in 2003. Since then, it has run the Mille Miglia four times and has been invited to numerous top concours events, including the 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Under its current ownership, the car has been carefully sorted, regularly exercised and maintained to ensure it is ready for reliable road or track use. Tremendously eligible for the world’s foremost racing and rally events, XKD 530 is offered with a FIVA Passport and FIA papers, along with a host of other important restoration and historic documentation (Est. $3,750,000 – $4,250,000).
In addition to the D-Type, RM’s March 14 sale will also lift the gavel on a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV and a highly desirable 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider.