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 XKD532 10 December 1956



Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits


Car History

Purchased by Australian Jack Parker direct from the works while visiting England; despatched 12/10/56; shipped to Sydney as deck cargo on a freighter arriving early '57; purchased tor famous rally driver 'Gelignite' Jack Murray to race and used as road car by owner; maintained by Murray at his Bondi garage; Murray banned for racing for two years; 1958 Australian GP, Bathurst, ret'd; painted silver during this period: March 1959, Bathurst, 3rd; also Bathurst October 1959, April 1960, October 1960 & April 1961; November 1961 sold to Bob Jane (Melbourne); restored by Jim Shepherd & repainted BRG; used tor display purposes at Jane's tyre depots; 1976 car stolen and driven through plate-glass window of Sydney showroom prior to an intended suicide attempt but crashed; repaired & repainted by Shepherd & completed in 1977; 1980 reported to have covered less than 10,000 miles since original purchase; 1980 sold to George Parlby (Sydney) tor a reputed $125,000; some further restoration work done; sold to Jeffrey Pattinson, Coys of Kensington, UK; sold to Allen Lloyd (UK).

Photos of XKD532

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2009-04-14 18:04:03 | pauls writes:

According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Oct. 12, 1956. Exported to USA.

2011-04-23 14:55:29 | pauls writes:

Car is said to have been owned Jack Murray in 1957, in Australia. Mentioned in "The XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere" page 19.

2011-04-23 15:06:22 | pauls writes:

Photo of Jack Murray:

2014-08-02 20:52:07 | terry mcgrath writes:

this photo is incorrectly posted at XKD520

2016-09-23 01:37:25 | Phil Murray writes:

Re Terry McGrath's comment. I agree.
Photo of jack advertising U-Grip trousers is incorrectly posted at XKD520

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