1468095787-96eb8 The Jaguar D-Type which sold at RM Sotheby's over the weekend Image: RM Sotheby's

The car, which was once part of the Ecurie Ecosse race team, made history alongside the first ever Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000, which sold for £10.5 million ($13.75 million) setting a new American record.

Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000 Image: RM Sotheby's Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000 Image: RM Sotheby's

The Shelby Cobra came from the private collection of Carroll Shelby and was consigned by the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. It smashed the American record of £8.4 million ($11 million) which was paid for a a 1968 Ford GT40 at the very same sale back in August 2012.

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