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United Kingdom032RW

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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

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Heritage Notes

Registered 032 RW

Car History

Works 1955 long-nose car: Le Mans, Hamilton Rolt (race number 7), ret'd; fitted with no. E3007-9; British GP meeting, Aintree, Hawthorn, 5th; TT, Dundrod, Hawthorn Titterington, ret'd; fitted with Engine no. E3005-9; tested late 1955 at Silverstone; fitted with Engine no. E3001-9; 1956 shipped to USA; painted white with blue stripes; Sebring 12 Hours, Johnston/Spear, ret'd; remained with Cunningham for '56 & '57; returned to works & scrapped.

Photos of XKD506

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Exterior Photos (1)

Uploaded May 2014:

2014-05-13
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Action Photos (1)

Uploaded October 2020:

2020-10-08
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2009-04-13 20:49:03 | pauls writes:

The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as one of 5 "works team cars" XKD504-XKD508. All with bolt on frames, long nose all built by June '55.

2009-06-23 04:30:30 | Rich Harman writes:

Raced by the factory during 1955 (Rolt/Hamilton #7 did not finish at Le Mans). Shipped to USA for the 1956 season with the Cunningham team. Sherwood Johnston winning at Waltboro on its debut. Johnston joined by Bill Spear in the Sebring 12 Hours, but DNF. Five more races with Johnston, before John Fitch drove it to two second places at Thompson Raceway in September. New No.1 driver Walt Hansgen then drove it at Thompson on 02 October (2nd. place) and at the same circuit on 28 October (1st place).
XKD506 stayed with the team for the next two seasons, occasionally racing alongside the newer Cunningham D-Types, before being returned to the UK at the end of 1958.

2012-06-19 00:12:53 | GregJ writes:

The picture posted here dated June 2012 from the Rodeo Drive Concours is incorrectly identified. It is NOT XKD506 it is XKD604. I do not believe XKD506 exists...

2012-10-31 21:24:50 | pauls writes:

Nice action shot of this car participating in the 2012 Goodwood Revival in the November 2012 edition of the XK Gazette.

2020-05-11 10:26:52 | Simon writes:

Although this car claims to be registered its number of 032 RW comes up as "Details cannot be found" on the DVLA enquiry section on the website.

Therefore it is not registered for use on the road. Perhaps this is its original number but it was never registered on the DVLA database base when it was computerised many years ago. An application could be made for its original number because I had number has not been allocated to any other vehicle.

2020-05-11 10:28:30 | Simon writes:

The number of 032 RW does not exist on the DVLA database. This car is not registered.

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