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TKF9

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Record Creation: Entered on 1 May 2020.

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

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2009-10-03 15:00:18 | Coventry Racers writes:

The record was updated:

  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: TKF9|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United Kingdom|
  • 2009-10-05 21:51:20 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Car Condition was added: Nice driver
  • Current Color was added: old english white
  • Current Interior was added: green
  • Current Country was added: United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was added: 2009
  • 2009-11-15 05:24:39 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was deleted, old value was: Registered TKF 9
  • 2011-06-26 05:02:07 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Interior Color was added: red
  • Factory Delivery Year was added: 1956
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1956
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1956
  • 2011-11-09 13:53:24 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Original Distributor was added: Henlys
  • Original Owner Country was added: United Kingdom
  • 2020-06-06 22:29:22 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Factory Paint Color was deleted, old value was: pastel green
  • Factory Interior Color was deleted, old value was: red
  • Original Owner Country was deleted, old value was: United Kingdom
  • Title Year was deleted, old value was: 1956
  • Car Condition was deleted, old value was: Nice driver
  • Note About Originality was added: 1
  • Current Color was deleted, old value was: old english white
  • Current Interior was deleted, old value was: green
  • Current Country was deleted, old value was: United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was deleted, old value was: 2019
  • Factory Delivery Year was deleted, old value was: 1956
  • Factory Dispatch Year was deleted, old value was: 1956
  • Factory Build Year was deleted, old value was: 1956
  • Registration number location (raw data): was deleted, old value was: United Kingdom|
  • 2020-06-06 22:31:31 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Original Distributor was changed from Henlys to Henlys'
  • Car History

    Supplied to Henlys, Manchester, UK; sold to Gillie Tyrer; 1956 Queensferry Sprint Trials, organized by Chester Motor Club, achieved 131.58mph over flying 1/4 mile; sold (according to log book) to Futura Rubber Co (Alex McMillan); raced quite successfully by McMillan in club events; Silverstone final 1955 meeting, 1st x 3 and best lap of the day; 1956 sold to Murkett Bros (Huntingdon); painted white and raced by Henry Taylor; Snetterton, 1st; 1957 Spa, 3rd; 1958 sold to Jock McBain & raced for Border Reivers team by Jim Clark; competed in 20 events with no retirements & achieved 12 wins; Team manager Ian Scott-Watson mentioned in correspondence with 'Lofty' England that they had a driver of 'extreme promise'; Clark achieved first 100mph lap on an unbanked track in the UK; also raced for Border Reivers by Jimmy & John Somervail & Jock McBain; winter 1958/59 sold to Alan Ensoll who tried to convert car into an XKSS; sold to Robert J. Duncan (Crumlin, Northern Ireland) and raced there; 1964 sold to Bryan Corser (Shrewsbury, UK); rebuilt as D-type & painted BRG; sold to Walter Hill; 1979 sold to Willie Tuckett; regularly used in historic racing; crashed in early-1980s and rebuilt by Martin Morris; driven by author [Porter] during preparation of this book; William Tuckett (Devon, UK).

    Photos of XKD517

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    Exterior Photos (10)

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    Interior Photos (1)

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    Action Photos (4)

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    Detail Photos: Interior (1)

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    Detail Photos: Engine (3)

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    Detail Photos: Other (2)

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    2009-04-14 17:46:46 | pauls writes:

    According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Sept. 12, 1955. Registered TKF 9 to A. McMillan.

    2009-06-20 04:40:49 | Gilles Lachance writes:

    XKD517 is presently for sale by Duncan Hamilton & co. Ltd. Many photos are available on their web site :
    www.duncanhamilton.com
    This car is presently white.
    Comment added on June 20th, 2009

    2009-10-05 21:14:37 | pauls writes:

    Now listed as sold by above vendor.

    Sellers description:
    Chassis Number: XKD517 and Registration Number: TKF 9 Originally finished in pastel green, XKD517 was delivered new to Henlys of Manchester. It was owned in turn by Gillie Tyrer, Alex McMillan and then the Murkett Brothers of Huntingdon, who painted it white (the colour it wears today) and campaigned it for Henry Taylor. He won at Snetterton and finished third at Spa. In 1958 it passed into the hands of Jock McBain and the Border Rivers team. Its principal driver during that year was rising star Jim Clark. In his talented hands it finished all 20 races for which it was entered and notched up 12 outright victories. An exceptionally original car, it now provides a unique opportunity to acquire an integral part of one of the most charismatic periods of British motorsport.

    2009-10-17 14:33:29 | Philippe writes:

    Seen at Spa-Francorchamps, September 2009. Finished 3rd in Woodcote Trophy race, driven by Pearson/Monteverde.

    2011-02-28 15:32:48 | Claude writes:

    hello, I am from France and we manage an Historic Rally, Charbonnières les Bains. I want to put a coventryracers link in our website. Do you agree? I have already made a test, you can see in :
    www.charbo-historique.fr/association. Thanks you for your agrement and congratulations for coventryracers.com. Claude BAYLE

    2013-01-21 03:26:49 | David VALENTINE writes:

    The car was Brg when Ensoll owned it. he also had it for sale for £800!

    2014-02-13 17:59:31 | Chris Adams writes:

    When it belonged to Alex McMillan it was very successful, McMillan also had several other racecar's over the years that he successfully raced, one of which was an Aston Martin DB2 MYT 625, www.myt625.co.uk.

    2015-05-13 20:41:19 | Chas writes:

    This car was raced at Thornaby Airfield in 1959 by the then owner Alan Ensoll, he also used the car on public roads with a modified rear end which removed the Fin and fitted a Boot Rack when he and his Wife went on holiday in the car!!

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