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United Kingdom774RW

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Record Creation: Entered on 15 October 2008.

 

Record Changes

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2008-10-19 01:14:51 | Coventry Racers writes:

The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was added: Registered 774 RW
  • 2008-10-19 03:27:09 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Title Year was added: 1955
  • 2008-10-19 03:27:59 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was added: E3001-9
  • 2008-10-19 03:39:22 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Paint Color was added: british racing green
  • 2009-11-15 00:47:41 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was deleted, old value was: Registered 774 RW
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: 774RW|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United Kingdom|
  • Car History

    Works 1955 longnose car; raced at that year's Le Mans (Hawthorn/Bueb, # 6), 1st place finish. Prepared for British GP meeting, Aintree, where Hawthorn was to drive this car but withdrawn during practice and XKD506 substituted.


    Overhauled at Works and fitted with DeDion rear suspension. Withdrawn during practice at the TT/Dunrod. Used by works for testing, fitted with engine number E3003-9 with petrol injection. Prepared for 1956 Easter Goodwood meeting but not raced. Fitted with rear axle oil sump with 6 pints capacity.


    In April, tested extensively by Hawthorn and Fairman, the latter crashing the car at Silverstone. September 14th, tested by Hawthorn and Bueb at Silverstone with independent rear suspension.


    On November 11, 1956 Norman Dewis tested IRS; he did so again on June 26, 1957. From his log: "this car has 3 degrees negative camber. The understeer is just as bad as with a normal axle. The diff unit now has a sump holding 1 gallon of oil, spprox. with an electric pump for circulating. Highest temp was 120 degrees C. Cooling duct fitted from the passenger lid to the rear disc brakes."


    Car continued to be used for testing until June 1958. History is then vague; it has been stated that parts of this car were used in the rebuild of XKD 601 and that there is no record of XKD 505 having been sold--however, the list of experimental cars states "XKD 505 BRG, sold".


    In the early 1980's the frame stamped XKD 505 was removed from XKD 504 during 504's rebuild by Lynx and sold to the late Bill Lake, who had an authentic car built up around this frame with a real monocoque. Sold to David Lomas (UK).

    Video of XKD505

    Fifth Gear Jaguar D-type 1955

    Actor Chris Barrie is this week's special guest, and he gets to drive his dream car - a Jaguar D-Type worth £3 million. Chris's daily driver is a 1983 Jaguar XJ6 and he's a life-long classic Jaguar fan so he should be impressed.

    Jaguar XKR GT3, D type & XKs test at Silverstone

    Apex Racing XKR GT3. Le mans winning D type. XKs and E types testing at a wet Silverstone Circuit in March 2007. Log on to www.jaguarmagazine.com for more details and live results. (Film of XKD 505 starts at about 1:46)

     

    Photos of XKD505

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    Exterior Photos (8)

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    Details Photos: Exterior (1)

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    Detail Photos: Interior (1)

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    2008-10-20 05:22:04 | Roger writes:

    Special thanks to www.ultimatecarpage.com for allowing the use of their excellent photos.

    2009-04-13 18:29:32 | pauls writes:

    This car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D type & XKSS" by Graham Robson.

    2011-11-10 15:38:14 | pauls writes:

    Car was at auction in '01
    www.motorbase.com/auctionlot/by-id/53497382

    Lot 174: Jaguar D Type (1955)
    The Jaguar Marque, Sports Racing, GT and Touring Cars, Coys (27 May 2001)
    Lot Details
    Auction The Jaguar Marque, Sports Racing, GT and Touring Cars
    Coys, Corby sales centre, Corby
    Type Car
    Lot Number 174
    Outcome NOT SOLD
    Hammer Price -
    Hammer Price (inc premium) -
    Year 1955
    Condition rating 1
    Registration number 774 RW
    Mileage -
    Chassis number XKD 505

    2012-10-31 21:22:57 | pauls writes:

    Nice shot of the car in the November 2012 edition of The XK Gazette.

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