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United Kingdom351RW

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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

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2009-04-13 20:18:07 | pauls writes:

The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as having been a long nose car, dismantled along with XKD604.

2009-04-13 20:55:36 | pauls writes:

In above book as one of "works team cars '56 "XKD601-XKD606. All with full width appendix C screens and anti roll bar. All these cars are mechanically similar to '55 works car, some had fuel injection. XKD603 and 606 sold to Ecurie Ecosse for '57 to be semi works team cars along with '55, XKD504.

2012-04-28 12:16:33 | Anonymous writes:

Regarding Paul's note above about XKD604 it was NOT noted by Graham Robson as "dismantled" by the factory. It was noted by Robson as "written off" from a repot by an apprentice Andrew Whyte in his 2-volumn tome on jaguar. However the car was NOT written off or dismantled by report from Norman Dewis, the man in-charge of the experimental (works racing team) dept at the time. Norman Dewis specifically remembers the car and it's disposition. 604 was sent intact to Ecurie Ecosse, picked-up by Wilkie from the Jaguar Experimental Department supervised by Mr. Dewis. You may also note that Grahma Robson, in his apendix section, notes that 604 was re-built by the factory (also a mis-statement and incorrect).

2012-05-01 02:08:13 | David B writes:

Oh oh .. think I can feel a 'resurrection' coming on. Pity we don't have people like Dewis making comments instead of all these 'Anonymous' people.

2012-05-01 15:54:04 | GregJ writes:

Sorry for the failure to put a signature with my post, ("anonymous") just an oversight. The reference I made from Norman Dewis was from a personally signed letter and also a personally signed telephone conversation transcript, both directly from Mr. Dewis.

2014-09-20 10:49:45 | Neil Jervis writes:

A gentleman brought a very original looking D Type Reg No 21 VRL to a JEC event in Sep 2014 and said it was a works car, chassis No 602.

2014-09-23 18:53:05 | Anonymous writes:

XKD602 was dismantled by the factory in period and was used to rebuild a severely damaged XKD603. The resultant repaired car which was a combination of XKD602 and XKD603 (tub and chassis from XKD602), , arose from the re-build titled as XKD603. XKD602 stopped it's existance 50 years ago.

2014-12-14 11:25:07 | astromega writes:

Hello GregJ,
could you sent me a copy of the letter and transcript you mentioned in your post.
If there are any costs etc. please advise and I will,credit that to you.

2014-12-14 11:32:12 | Anonymous writes:

and Neil could you give me some more information about this car or photos.
Thank you
ps for my mail see above

2014-12-15 12:56:34 | Anonymous writes:

Astromega, My reference documentation form Norman Dewis was NOT to XKD602 but to XKD604...

2015-01-23 04:47:18 | Anonymous writes:

what do you mean with 'special blue' and do you have the paint code?

2015-07-25 05:49:01 | Michael writes:

Re Greg J's comments at 28/04/2012.
Norman Dewis was not and has never been recorded as in charge of the experimental racing Department. As far as all the factory records I've seen state, he was chief test driver and occasional team race driver.
I find in rather shallow to use the good mans name in such a way to add credibility to a cars claim to provenance at the expense of many significant others of the period that had a far greater technical and logistical role in creating the history we all read today.

2015-07-28 21:51:17 | GregJ writes:

Reference Michael's comment dated 2015-7-25: Michael you do not know what you are talking about. I do not believe there is such thing as the "experimental; racing department." There is the "experimental department" (or so the name Norman Dewis gives as his department at Jaguar) I suggest you discuss your opinion with Norman Dewis. "many significant others" were not managing the experimental department, Norman Dewis was, as such he is the best person to understand the specifics of what transpired there. The work's team cars were buiit, managed and serviced in the "experimental department." The documentation directly from Norman Dewis personally referenced in the history of XKD604 were specific to the events and disposition of XKD604.

2015-07-29 21:13:34 | Malcolm M writes:

I don't think reg 21 VRL should be shown at the top of this page - there is no evidence whatsoever that the real XKD602 ever carried that reg number, just the 2014 note from Neil Jervis above.
DVLA records for 21 VRL show it to be a 3.4-litre engined Jaguar first reg with DVLA in 1982, but claiming manufactured in 1963. The reg 21 VRL was in fact first issued in April 1964.
This would appear to point to a D-type replica based on a Mk2 or S-type donor vehicle from 1963/4, built and registered in 1982. It certainly doesn't support any claim that this is really XKD602. Of course, if built in 1982, by 2014 the replica was 22 years old and could well look nicely patinated and "original-looking"...

2016-05-02 18:54:08 | Nigel writes:

Hi I know the car registered 21 vrl and I also know it is about to be offered for sale, have there been any more comments as to its origin, the owner insists it's built from the left over parts of xkd602 thanks

2020-06-23 03:48:19 | GR writes:

21 VRL is affceted to a D TYPE Replica with a Jaguar E type Chassis n°850882


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