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XKD523

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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

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Car History

Supplied to Jaguar Car New York; sold to Roberts Harrison; sold shortly after to Walter Huggler (Pennsylvania); used for several club events; reputed to be have been driven by George Constantine; V8 Buick engine fitted by Joe Grimaldi & chassis cut to allow engine to be fitted; sold to Jeff Millstein who traced and acquired original engine or Lister engine fitted; 1970 sold to Vintage Car Store (Nyack, New York); new frame & tail section purchased from works (may have been bought for XKD 536); car passed to Ali Lugo; sold to Herb Wetson; 1973 advertised by Wetson in Autosport; major componenis now used in two cars.


One car rebuilt with new Jaguar frame, original tub, bonnet, suspension, rear axle, tail section, rear frame piece & many other original parts; sold to Ron Finger; 1985 sold to Nick Soprano (New York); sold to George Gillette (Nashville); rebuilt by John Pearson; 1995 sold to Bud Lyon (USA).


Wetson sold to Bob Wood (UK) the intact chassis frame together with a tail & the incomplete XKD 560; XKD 523 original frame later passed, via Stephen Curtis, to Lynx; sold to Brian Angliss; sold to Bill Lake; sold, via Lynx, to UK resident; car reconstructed by Lynx around this original frame & other original specification parts; registered VSV 754; owner wishes to remain anonymous.

Photos of XKD523

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Exterior Photos (2)

Uploaded August 2015:

2015-08-16
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Uploaded December 2008:

2008-12-16
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2008-10-25 00:37:02 | Lofty writes:

Registered VSV 754

2009-04-14 17:56:21 | pauls writes:

According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Nov. 22, 1955. Exported to USA.

2019-12-02 05:34:09 | Daniel writes:

Original Service Manual for sale on Hemmings :

www.hemmings.com/parts/item/17877.html

Seller's description :

Original service manual for Jaguar XKD 523. This manual is from my father's estate. My father owned and raced the car during the late 50's. I also have a number of pictures of the car during that era, I will make copies and include with the manual. I wll certify the manual belonged to 523.

Condition: Used

Offered By: Huggler1 (Private Seller )

Listed: September 16, 2019

Location: Manhattan, New York

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