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XKSS757

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 XKSS757 24 July 1957
 E2071-9 
  Hong Kong
  
 1957 
 
 1957 
 1998 
  
  
  
  
United StatesUnited States
 
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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

 

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2008-11-09 16:19:40 | Coventry Racers writes:

The record was updated:

  • Current Country was added: United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was added: 1998
  • 2014-11-23 21:36:44 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current Country was changed from United Kingdom to United States
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1957
  • 2016-01-12 00:31:03 | Coventry Racers writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Original Owner City was added: Hong Kong
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1957
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 07
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 24
  • Photos of XKSS757

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    Exterior Photos (1)

    Uploaded April 2012:

    2012-04-27
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    Action Photos (1)

    Uploaded April 2012:

    2012-04-27
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    Detail Photos: Other (1)

    Uploaded April 2012:

    2012-04-27
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    2009-04-14 18:58:34 | pauls writes:

    According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Jul. 24, 1957. Exported to Hong Kong.

    2012-04-27 04:54:27 | David Redfern writes:

    This XKSS won the Macau GP twice, once in 1959 driven by Ron Hardwick and in 1960 when it was driven by my Father Martin Redfern. Dearly love to see the car again in the flesh.

    2012-07-22 14:37:39 | Matthew Hardwick writes:

    My father Ron Hardwick purchased the 757 for the Macau Grand Prix. Does anyone know it's whereabouts now. Thanks. Matt

    2014-08-14 20:00:50 | Jack writes:

    XKSS757

    www.modelcar.hk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1960s.xs-ss.jpg

    This picture shows my Mum standing besides a white XK-SS back in the early 60s in Hong Kong (so one of the 16 came to HK), not ours though...

    I wonder if it's the same car?

    2014-11-18 16:56:44 | David Redfern writes:

    I suspect it is the same car, only one in HK as far as I know. Are you related to LC Kwan? Did your Mum or Dad have anything to do with Gillman Motors?

    It looks like an Aston Martin in the left background which Dad owned and possibly a Triumph Spitfire in the right background, coupe though which I'm not sure was an option at that time.

    David.

    2014-11-18 17:21:30 | David Redfern writes:

    XKSS757.

    Entered, and won the first Macau GP registered on the international FIA calendar in 1960 driven by my father, Martin Redfern.

    Probably the first international win for an XKSS.

    2014-11-18 22:10:12 | Jack writes:

    Hi David,

    According to my mum, she went to visit her relatives in Kowloon Tong back in the early 1960s where she took the picture.

    She told me her relative is very keen on sports car...I think he's most likely to be LC Kwan.

    Jack

    2019-04-28 01:41:23 | Matthew Hardwick writes:

    Hi

    many years later I reply. Thanks for the photo. My parents lived in Kowloon Tong. This was the XKSS my father owned. I think the car is in the background was a Simca which was a car they had too. I’ll show it to her.

    Matt

    2019-07-09 20:23:23 | Jack writes:

    Great to know that Matt! Thx

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