Evaluation: Represented as the original numbers-matching engine block and cylinder head. First owned by Bernie Ecclestone then in his early guise as a used car dealer. Raced in the U.K. by Peter Blond and Jonathan Sieff. Engine number matches the chassis plate and build record. Thick repaint over old paint. Sound fully upholstered but stretched upholstery. Clean, orderly engine compartment and chassis. Unevenly worn tires. A fine privateer D-Type with established history from new.
Bottom Line: Back in 1998 RM sold this D-Type at Monterey for $1,018,961. Gooding offered it at Scottsdale three years ago in 2018 where it was reported bid to $8,850,000. If that (generous) bid is to be believed, $3 million evaporated with this $6 million sale (which translates to a $5.4M high bid). This result is appropriate for this D-Type’s history and condition.