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Lynx D-type 57 SAL – MIRA Endurance Speed Record Holder

This is the remarkable Lynx D type which over thirty years ago set five National Endurance Speed Records on the banked test circuit at MIRA. Amazingly, these records still stand.

The all-Scots driving team included none other than Grand Prix legend Innes Ireland, Rally queen Louise Aitken-Walker and Hill Climb Champion Kenny Allen.
CKL are thrilled to offer 57 SAL, Lynx’s 17th D-type order and the legendary Lynx D-type which claimed those National Endurance Speed Records in 1987. The car is still in its record breaking specification and remains completely usable either on the road or track.

Original Lynx D-types are known to be the best in the world when it comes to representations of the Jaguar D-type, with accurately hand constructed panel work and authentically detailed interiors. The Lynx D-type, however, could be designed and styled to meet the both the needs of the driver and the different versions, whether this be for a short nose variant, with full-width screen and fitted with a 3.8 XK engine for example. Best of all, they are supremely usable.

57 SAL is an aluminium bodied ‘Long nose’ D-type, fitted with an uprated 4.2 engine which utilises D-type valves, cams and triple 45DCOE weber carburettors. Transmission is an all synchro 4 speed gearbox.
This car is beautifully patinated and remains in the Ecurie Ecosse blue livery in which it set the records. It has two-door bodywork, a blue leather interior and full-width screen.
With a long-standing history with Lynx and CKL, most of those familiar with 57 SAL would regard it as the most desirable Lynx D-type on the planet. It comes with a rich History file containing information, and correspondence about the record attempts. There are also photographs and video taken at the time.

UK Endurance Speed Records taken at MIRA:

• 100 Km 138.11 MPH
• 200 Km 136.28 MPH

• 50 Miles 137.75 MPH
• 100 Miles 135.89 MPH
• 200 Miles 131.98 MPH
• 200 Miles 132.91 MPH

• Speed in 1 hour 136.58 MPH

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