|Open Two Seater||Blue|
|Right Hand Drive|
|6 September 1956|
|1 October 1955||New Zealand|
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Record Creation: Entered on 15 October 2008.
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Following display at Attwoods, Wolverhampton, supplied to International Motor Sales, Wellington, New Zealand; despatched 6/9/56; sold to/retained by Jack Shelley; car prepared & raced by Robert Gibbons; January 1957, New Zealand GP meeting, Ardmore, Auckland, sports car race 1st, GP 5th; Lady Wigram Trophy race; 1958 GP meeting, Ken Wharton Memorial Trophy, 1st, GP ret'd; March, Ardmore GP meeting, ret'd; sold to Angus Hyslop; titted with 3.8 engine & used as tow car; January 1959, Christchurch meeting; January 1960, Ardmore Sports Car Trophy, 2nd; January, also raced at Levin & Christchurch; 1961 sold to Simon Taylor; January 1962, GP meeting; 1963 sold, via Riley Car Sales, to Gary Bremer; 1964 raced at Renwick, Maunganui, Levin & Pukekohe; 12/5/64 sold, with 21,737 miles recorded, for £1425 NZ, to Noel Foster (Auckland, New Zealand).
Photos of XKD534
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Exterior Photos (4)
Detail Photos: Engine (1)
Detail Photos: Other (1)
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2008-10-15 18:55:04 | pauls writes:
Car was at Bonhams auction 9/02
1956 3.8-litre Jaguar D-Type 'Shortnose' Sports Racing Two-Seater
Chassis No. XKD 534
Engine No. E2043-9
2008-10-25 06:33:46 | Roger writes:
Paul, that photo seems to be for a "kiddies" D-Type, and 774 RW is XKD 505. Any ideas?
2009-04-14 18:06:14 | pauls writes:
According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Sept. 5, 1956. Exported to New Zealand.
2010-08-05 19:29:06 | Manuel Barje writes:
Dec. 1st 1957 XKD 534 won the Ardmore GP, New Zealand, driven by Bob Gibbons
2012-01-04 03:38:07 | rodney writes:
Remember this vehicle after Gary Bremer had placed it in boxthorn hedge.
Remember it because I sweeped the floor whilst, it was repaired throughout the night, so it was ready to race at Bulls.
Enjoyed a fast ride to Hawera, as passenger, sort of why I became a mechanic.
2017-10-23 22:09:01 | Rod Nichols writes:
I remember this car well from when Simon Taylor owned it. I remember it competing at a Raglan Airfield grass track meeting I was also racing at and in one of its races it went into a wild spin exciting the spectators!! I also saw it competing in the Horohora hillclimb and it was rather spectacular to watch and to hear its fabulous exhaust note.
2018-02-21 07:39:50 | Johnny Tucker writes:
I remember when Angus Hyslop had it at a hill climb near Te Aute, Hawkes Bay. Would have been late '50's. In fact on reading through the history above, I now remember he had only just bought it, so 1958 is probably right.
My father Bill Tucker, a founding member of the Hawkes Bay Car Club, was a steward at the local hill climb.& he introduced me to Angus who was kind enough to let me sit in the cockpit. As a car mad young 9 year old I was over the moon. The memory of this is still vivid today
2019-12-27 11:22:54 | dsl writes:
Briefly glimpsed in 2017 documentary film "McLaren" - www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1332891-Jaguar-D-Type-XKD534-1956.html - which reuses archive film from 1961 of the 'Round the Town' race in Dunedin - www.nzonscreen.com/title/new-zealand-grand-prix-1961 . The entry list shows Angus Hyslop as the driver - www.theroaringseason.com/attachment.php&d=1474429130
The 1961 film also has a blink-and-miss-it glimpse of a dark green C-Type, driven according to the entry list by "D. Young"..
No results have been found for the race.