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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

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Car History

Works 1955 long-nose car; Le Mans, Beauman/Dewis (race number 8), ret'd; shipped to USA to Briggs Cunningham; fitted with Engine no. E3006-9 & painted in Cunningham colours; 1956 Sebring 12 Hours, Hamilton/Bueb, ret'd; remained with Cunningham & modified by Momo: returned to works and scrapped.


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2009-04-13 20:49:42 | pauls writes:

The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as one of 5 "works team cars" XKD504-XKD508. All with bolt on frames, long nose all built by June '55.

2009-06-22 06:22:06 | Rich Harman writes:

508 originally supplied to Jaguar Cars New York (Alfred Momo/Briggs Cunningham) in 1956. Bueb/Hamilton drove it in the Sebring 12 Hours (DNF). Walt Hansgen drove it to several wins during the year (Eagle Mountain; Thompson Raceway). Further appearances for the Cunningham team in 1957 and 1958, before being returned to the UK and scrapped.

2017-02-28 06:03:06 | Pekka T. writes:

Raced in the USA during the 1957 season, crashed and shipped back to UK. Photos from Alfred Momo's shop in Long Island, NY after the 1956 crash exist.

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