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XKD406

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Record Creation: Entered on 19 October 2008.

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Heritage Notes

Registered RRW 21, later 3 CPF

Car History

Works 1954 car; TT, Dundrod, fitted with 2 1/2-litre engine, Moss/Walker, 18th; 3.4 engine fitted; used for display purposes and driver tests; early 1955 shipped out to USA, loaned to Briggs Cunningham; tested by Spear, Walters, Lloyd & Cunningham; Daytona Beach, Walters, achieved 164mph; Sebring 12 Hours, Hawthorn/Walters, 1st; shipped back to UK; Daily Express Silverstone, Hamilton, 5th; sold to Hamilton; lent to drivers such as Abecassis, Peter Whitehead & Michael Head; Swedish GP, Kristianstad, Head, 6th; winter 1956/57 sold to J. Forbes Clark (Wolverhampton); used for hillclimbs & sprints; later owners included Peter Skidmore (1970), British hillclimb champion Sir Nick Williamson Bt (hillclimbed at Shelsley Walsh), John Beasley (1980), Martin Hilton; now owned by Alan Lawson (Ripley, Surrey, UK).

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2014-07-27
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2009-04-13 18:18:14 | pauls writes:

This car is mentioned and pictured (ca 1980) in the book "Jaguar D type & XKSS" by Graham Robson.

2009-06-23 04:25:50 | Rich writes:

XKD406. Raced by the factory during 1954, then shipped to USA for the Cunningham team to race. Phil Walters drove it at Daytona and Fort Pierce in February, then co-drove it with Mike Hawthorn to a win in the Sebring 12 Hours in March.
Car was returned to England after that.

2009-08-25 18:46:12 | Stewart writes:

I rember this car in a shed in Mortimer in berkshire with the cylinder head on a bench in front of it, the whole thing was under a thick layer of dust! Must have been in the late 70's

2010-04-21 06:45:17 | Phil writes:

this is my dads car from late 50's early 60's

2012-11-01 20:05:26 | pauls writes:

In the Nov. 2012 edition of the XK Gazette John Elmgreen reports the car is now for sale at dealer Lukas Huni in Zurich, Switzerland.

2013-02-26 10:44:01 | Anonymous writes:

I remember seeing this car in a large shed in Mortimer in the late 70's. The head was off and on a bench infront of it. The car was coverd in dust.

2013-02-26 10:48:01 | Anonymous writes:

Forgot to add, it had no fin then.. when did that get added?

2014-07-27 16:43:46 | pauls writes:

The Florida International Twelve Hour Grand Prix of Endurance 13.3.1955, Driven by: Mike Hawthorn (GB)/Phil Walters (USA) Result: winner

2014-07-28 08:27:11 | Patrick writes:

The above references to the car being in a shed in Mortimer, Berkshire is correct. At the time it was owned by Sir Nicholas Williamson Bt who was British Hillclimb Champion in 1970 and 1972. My father was managing director of Sir Hedworth Williamson's Limeworks, a quarry company that Nick owned. As a small child I stayed at the house on a number of occasions and Nick would let me sit in the car pretending to drive.

2017-03-05 09:55:38 | Frances Munro writes:

When Peter Skidmore first brought 3 CPF to my father's garage in Egham in the early 1960s it was a 3.4 litre. Later we bored out the engine to a 3.8. The D type didn't have a fin at that time. We used to look after the car for Peter and pit crew at the races.

2017-10-17 10:28:53 | Mrs Marian Warner writes:

Marian Warner writes: My late husband and I worked for Sir Nicholas Williamson Bt. for 30 years from 1970. He owned a
1954 D Type Jaguar XKD 406 circa 1980. I have photos of the car taken at Abbeycroft in Mortimer near Reading where
we lived. Sir Nicholas sitting in the car and myself standing at the side.
I remember in the 1970's Sir Nicholas owned many racing cars when he competed in Hill Climbing events. He won many
trophies and I had the job of cleaning them!! I would also launder all his racing gear for him. I have so many fond memories
of those days.

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