Super-Rare, Low-Mileage Jaguar Project 7 Up For Sale

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Just 50 of these Jaguar F-Type Project 7s were exported to the US for 2016, making this one rare find.

If you've never seen Jaguar's D-Type Le Mans racer from the mid-to-late 1950s, do yourself a favor and Google it real quick. Now come back and look at this.

What you're looking at here, in all its achingly pretty glory, is the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 - a super-special, low-volume version of the F-Type meant to evoke the D-Type and earlier C-Type, as well as to commemorate the vintage models' racing triumphs. This one is up for auction on eBay, and it could be all yours - assuming you have the funds.

The Project 7 is still unmistakably Jaguar F-Type at its core - not that that's a bad thing - but with a stripe, circle side decals, a proud rear wing, and a racing-inspired decklid with a distinctive fairing behind the driver.

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By all accounts, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 drives every bit as brilliant as it looks, too, with the SVR model's supercharged 5.0-liter V8 under the hood sending 575 horsepower to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto, with a chilling exhaust note to suit. It'll do zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and power on to a top speed of 186 mph.

That's all well and good, but it's nowhere near as impressive as the Project 7's rarity. A total of just 250 examples were built for 2016, a mere 50 of which made their way to the United States. The chances of happening upon another one, casually listed for sale on eBay with just 481 miles on the clock, are slim to none.

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A common online auction site like eBay may seem like an odd place to try and unload such a rare, collectible car, but it's not without precedent; back in 2015, we stumbled upon an eBay listing for a different Project 7, posted with a $100,000 starting bid. That example had just 64 miles on the odometer, but of course, it was a newer model back then.

The latest bid sits at $125,000 with four days left of the auction.

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