It is now estimated $ 3.75M for sale by the same auction house in Amelia Island on March 14, lot 135.
Here is how I discussed it in 2013 :
In 1951, Jaguar had the good idea to hire an aerodynamics engineer with an experience in aviation, named Malcolm Sayer. His innovations led Jaguar to success with three successive models, C-type, D-type and E-type.
Despite its racing success, the C-type still had a great deal of progress. The D, released in 1954, has outstanding aerodynamic characteristics, with a very tapered front edge and a stabilizer on the back cover. It is monocoque, like an airplane.
The car for sale had originally been delivered to a Finnish customer who used it in ice racing where its stability could do wonders. This car was thus not affected by the changes in the regulations of classic racing. It seems that it was the only Jaguar of its time to compete in the Soviet Union.
It is illustrated in the top of the 2013 release shared by Sports Car Digest.
By its chassis number, it is almost the twin of another Jaguar D, sold for $ 3.7 million including premium by Gooding on January 15, 2010.