|D-Type||British Racing Green|
|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
|1955||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.
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Le Mans, Spear/Walters (race number 9), ret'd; application form completed by Cunningham in 1964 to register car in California states, 'This vehicle was given to me by the Jaguar Automobile Co, Coventry, England, in 1955, and shipped to Conn. Est. price $9,5OO'; September, Road America inaugural meeting, Johnston, 2nd; Watkins Glen GP, Johnston, 1st; Hagerstown, Maryland, Johnston, 1st (this win gave Johnston the 1955 SCCA National Championship for class C modified sports cars); 1956 Sebring, Benet/Cunningham, 12th; raced by Cunningham team during 1956, '57 & '58: special fin fitted by Momo at some stage; on display at Cunningham's museum for many years; c1987 sold to Collier Museum (Florida, USA).
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2008-10-31 02:16:29 | Roger writes:
Car is now in the Collier Collection in Naples Florida, I understand.
2009-04-13 20:49:18 | 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.
2009-06-22 06:29:16 | Rich Harman writes:
507 driven by Phil Walters/Bill Spear at Le Mans 1955 (DNF - Walters' last ever race.) Car stayed with Cunningham team, with wins by Sherwood Johnston in 1955; John Fitch in 1956. Displayed in the Cunningham Costa Mesa museum until 1986, when entire contents were sold to Miles Collier. Car now displayed in the Collier Collection at Naples, FLA.
2009-11-02 09:41:30 | pauls writes:
This car carried Jaguar honors to the U.S. when purchased by Briggs Cunningham. An ailing engine had curtailed its race at LeMans in 1955. After delivery to New York and Alfred Momo's care, the car enjoyed a splendid season. Sherwood Johnston driving to victory in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix and the Eisenhower Trophy at Hagerstown, Maryland. Briggs Cunningham became the new Jaguar distributor for the Northeast and consequently fielded a full team in competition. With Walt Hansgen driving, the D-Type won SCCA C-Modified Championships in 1956 and 1957. The D's highest speed ever - 185 mph at Bonneville - was also recorded in the U.S.
Prior to the 1955 Jaguar D-Type's victory at Lime Rock in 1957, the car had already experienced a successful run with Sherman Johnston at the helm in 1955, winning at Watkins Glen and Hagerstown, Maryland, among other venues. This would give Johnston the 1955 SCCA National Championship. The Briggs-Cunningham racing team purchased the car in 1956, and the D-Type would once again with the SCCA Championship in 1956 and 1957.