|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
|Armandora Mexicana SA|
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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.
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Owner: Gene McManus
I was the owner of XKD554 from 1962 through 1965. Purchased car from Jim Fouch & Herm Schlieske in California. Shipped to Ohio by train. The car was BRG in racing livery when I bought it. During restoration, the car was painted a metallic red.(email)
Updated April 15th, 2009. Not legal proof of ownership.
Photos of XKD554
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Exterior Photos (7)
Uploaded March 2017:
Uploaded April 2009:
Details Photos: Exterior (1)
Detail Photos: Interior (2)
Detail Photos: Engine (1)
Detail Photos: Other (1)
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2009-02-25 15:08:12 | Gene McManus writes:
I owned XKD554 many years ago, and sold it for practically nothing in 1965. I believe I was the third owner, having bought it sight-unseen while I was in Thule Greenland. I understand that the car is now back in England.
2009-04-14 18:30:20 | pauls writes:
According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Jan. 20, 1956. Exported to Mexico.
2009-04-17 14:09:37 | Gene McManus writes:
Some early history:
Originally delivered to Armandora Mexicana SA, Mexico; sold to Julio Mariscal; raced by owner; Puebla race meeting, 1st; Lago del Guadalupe race meeting,1st; Avandaro GP, MexicoCity, 2nd; also occasionally raced in California. (source: www.jaguarracing.wz.cz/Oldweb/Racingcars/d_chassis.htm)
2013-06-18 20:39:49 | Anonymous writes:
Car displayed at Virginia Challenge Championship 15-16 June 2013. Now dark blue and formerly 2HYY (UK) registration.
2013-06-19 08:07:55 | Gene McManus writes:
Oh, wow! I sure wish I could have seen it!
2017-03-02 14:13:28 | Tom McCrea writes:
The car is presently owned by John North of St. Michaels, MD and will be at Amelia Island this month.