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Record Creation: Entered on 15 October 2008.

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Car History

Supplied to Ecurie Ecosse May 1955; Daily Express Silverstone, Titterington, 6th; U1ster Trophy, Titterington, 1st; Dundrod, Titterington, 2nd on handicap; Nürburgring, Titterington crashed; rebuilt by works; Charterhall, Sanderson, 5th & 4th; Snetterton, Sanderson, 2nd; Crimond, Smith, 3rd x 2; September, Aintree, Sanderson,1st; 1956, Snetterton, Brown, 3rd, Sanderson 4th; Goodwood, Brown, 2nd; Oulton Park. Sanderson, 4th; Aintree, Flockhart, 3rd; Charterhall, Sanderson, 1st, Flockhart, 1st; Silverstone, Brown, 2nd in class; Spa, Sanderson,1st; Goodwood, Titterington, 1st & 3rd; Aintree, Titterington, 2nd; Reims, Flockhart/Sanderson, 4th; Silverstone, Titterington, 1st in class; Kristianstad, Titterington/Flockhart, ret'd; Goodwood, Sanderson, 5th; late 1956 sold to Maurice Charles (Cardiff, UK); c. 1958 crashed and rebuilt, possibly using body from XKD 508; early 1960s fitted with IRS, but later removed; later owners included Jack Alderslade, Michael McGrath, Hexagon of Highgate, David Clifford, Robert Cooper, Vic Norman (who had car rebuilt at Lynx mid-1980s), Hon Patrick Lindsay & Albert Obrist; sold to Yoshijuki Hayashi (Japan); 1995 sold to Peter Rae (UK).

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2009-03-08 12:39:41 | Pekka T. writes:

For sale at:

in March 2009 for €4.5M euros.
(at the time ca. £4M GBP or $5.7M USD)

Seller description: Year: 1955 Location: Europe
Chassis N.: Upon request
Engine N.: Upon request
Colour: Blue
Interior: Black leather

Extremely rare D Type Jaguar, ex. Ecurie Ecosse. The D Type is the most successfull Jaguar race car of the fifties, and allowed Jaguar to win 3 times in a row the famous 24 hours of Le Mans race between 1955 and 1957. The Type D is a genuine race car that has been developped to win Le Mans, which it did successfully. Based on the C Type, the D type was a much different car that had much improved handling at high speed, better brakes, and that was much faster (with a max speed of nearly 290 Km/h).

The car we are proud to offer is a genuine D Type Jaguar from the famous Ecurie Ecosse. This very well known team used to race several D Type, including the winning car of the 1956 24 hours of Le Mans. Even if the D Type was developped to win Le Mans, it happened to be very successfull on many other tracks. This classic blue metallic with white nose livery D Type won the Spa Francorchamp and Silverstone race in 1956, and did a 4th place at the 1956 Reims race. It also entered the 1958 24 hours of Le Mans but did not finish.

The history of this car is crystal clear and documented from the first delivery of the car. It is a genuine race car whose prevenance and history are indisputable. As many of the race cars of this era, it has received many improvements during its carrier, and all of these are very well known.
Is there any better car offered on the market today ? Excepting the winning D Type at Le Mans that belong to Jaguar and that are not for sale, the car we offer is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase an iconic race car of the post war endurance racing, with a crystal clear history and a major race history. This car has everything to become the masterpiece of any major car collection. It will be delivered with its original English logbook.

This vehicle is available immediately. The price includes all European Union taxes.

According to:

Delivered to Ecurie Ecosse 1955. Daily Express Silverstone, Titterington, 6 OA OA; U1 OAerTrophy, Titterington, 1 OA OA; Dundrod, Titterington, 2 OA; Nurburgring, Titterington accident; rebuilt by factory; Charterhall, Sanderson, 5 OA and 4 OA; Snetterton, Sanderson, 2 OA; Crimond, Smith, 3 OA x 2; Sept., Aintree, Sanderson,1 OA; 1956, Snetterton, Brown, 3 OA, Sanderson 4 OA; Goodwood, Brown, 2 OA; Oulton Park. Sanderson, 4OA; Aintree, Flockhart, 3OA; Charterhall, Sanderson, 1 OA, Flockhart, 1OA; Silverstone, Brown, 2cl; Spa, Sanderson, 1OA; Goodwood, Titterington, 1 OA & 3 OA; Aintree, Titterington, 2 OA; Reims, Flockhar Sanderson, 4 OA; Silverstone, Titterington, 10cl ; Kristianstad, Titterington/Flockhart, DNF ; Goodwood, Sanderson, 5 OA; late 1956 sold to Charles; 1958 accidented and rebuilt, perhaps using XKD 508 body; in the early 60's fitted with IRS, but removed after; later owners included Jack Alderslade, Michael McGrath, Hexagon of Highgate, David Clifford, Robert Cooper, Vic Norman (who had car rebuilt at Lynx mid 80's), Hon Patrick Lindsay & Albert Obrist ; sold to Hayashi (Japan); 1995 sold to Rae (UK).

2009-04-13 18:56:37 | pauls writes:

The car is mentioned and pictured in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson.

2011-06-12 04:34:38 | Lofty writes:

Car purchased in England and current resides at Le Mans. Completely rebuilt over a number of years and competed in the Goodwood Revival 2010.

2013-02-19 10:54:15 | Anonymous writes:

This car and the other EE long nose are both cited as finishing 4th at Reims with Flockhart/Sanderson. It is a pity people don't check their facts. Why do so many text entries have a Porter advertising screed at the end? Does he imagine people scanning this database need to be told about him and his multifarious business ventures?

2013-02-24 13:34:09 | Anonymous writes:

seen this summer at Le MANS CLASSIC 2012 in the le mans village...
still in same hands since 1996.

2016-11-30 16:09:16 | Tony Brown writes:

The car used to live at Le Mans but has been sold on and now is racing again, sadly getting a bit bent at the Revival. I am pleased though to see it out and about again. I have here in my office one of the original bonnet hinges! Wearing the long nose body it has had from 1959, I believe the plan is to put it back in short nose form as it left the factory. I could be wrong though.

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