|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
Record Creation: Entered on 24 October 2008.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Supplied to Belgian Motor Co (possibly on loan only); works prepared for 1955 Le Mans, Claes/Swaters (race number 10), 3rd; returned to works for testing; shipped back to Belgium; sold to Ernest Erickson (Chicago, USA); September inaugural Road America meeting, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 3rd; March 1956, Walterboro, 5th; June, Lawrenceville, 1st Class C Modified; July, Beverly, 4th; sold to Alfonso Gomez Mena; 1957 Havana GP, 6th; Sebring, ret'd; car then disappeared and further history appears to be unknown; it is possible that car may have acquired identity of XKD 521, also owned by Mena.
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2009-04-13 20:42:32 | pauls writes:
The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as having been delivered to Ecurie Nationale Belge, May '55. Bolt on frame, short nose along with XKD501 and 502.
2011-02-28 17:43:05 | mike mueller writes:
original block located in boston Mass now in austin Texas
2011-02-28 18:10:57 | David writes:
Presumably the number given as a British registration is in a fact a 'Trade plate' number ??
2012-01-19 05:20:45 | M Quinn writes:
These recent photos posted Oct '11 of the car on display in South Africa are of XKD 573 not 503.
2020-08-13 05:36:15 | Les. Hughes writes:
The last time I can find this car is in the North of the US in September 1958. It was still in Gomez Mena trim.
2023-01-14 05:32:48 | Les Hughes writes:
I have found in the past few days XKD503 was destroyed in a fire in 1958. I have the full details.