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  D-Type Battleship Grey
 Open Two Seater 
 Right Hand Drive 
 1957 Bright Yellow
 2012 Tan
 Rest: Nice 
United StatesUnited States


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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.


Record Changes

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2012-08-27 13:11:08 | Coventry Racers writes:

The record was updated:

  • Car Condition was added: Rest: Nice
  • Current Color was added: bright yellow
  • Current Country was added: United States
  • Last Seen was added: 2012
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: BH9805|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United States!FL|
  • 2012-08-30 14:34:56 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current Interior was added: tan
  • Photos of XKD552

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    Exterior Photos (5)

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    Interior Photos (1)

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    2009-04-14 18:27:04 | pauls writes:

    According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched May 6, 1957. Exported to East Africa.

    2010-05-01 18:28:18 | Duncan Rollo writes:

    The car was sold by Lowis and Hotchkiss to John Manussis who raced it at Nakuru Park with race number 2. Manussis sold the car to Nolis Samaras who repainted it red with a broad white stripe and also raced it at Nakuru

    2012-04-02 22:42:54 | Noli Samaras writes:

    I began racing saloon cars a DKW and then moved to this D-type. John Manussis a close friend died in a motor accident going from Tanga to Nairobi. He was a great driver and a loss to us all.Competition was Porche Spyder, LeGaley Special Lotus 7 and 12's MG's TR3's. Later I went to Formula Junior and raced in UK and Italy with it.

    2012-04-06 20:21:44 | terry mcgrath writes:

    could whoever posted as noli samaras please contact me regarding a book I am doing on both D types and Jaguars racing in Africa as I would love to get more info
    regards terry

    2016-08-31 18:57:57 | Paul Turcotte writes:

    As a child in the 60's, my uncle G.E. Phillips (Toronto, ON) owned this car. He drove it regularly and I went for several rides in it. I remember sitting on towels in the passenger side cockpit, looking up at the tach. moving around . I attended several local car shows with him. He also had a 300sl purchased new and a 72 Ferrari Daytona Berlinetta.

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