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Record Creation: Entered on 25 October 2008.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits


Car History

Supplied to Hoffman, USA; sold to Cdr. John Rutherford (Palm Beach, Florida); raced at Nassau; 19S6 Daytona Beach, achieved 161 mph; 1974 sold to Hon Alan Clark (later UK Govt Defense Minister); registered WPG 4; sold to Tony Charnock; used as road car; 1976 sold to Nick Mason (of Pink Floyd); "having an exceptionally low mileage, the car required virtually no restoration other than cleaning and repainting"; now registered XKD 1 and Dark Blue; used by owner for Pomeroy Trophy; 1977 Retrospective GP, Montreux, raced by owner; featured in article by Mel Nichols in Car; 1992 featured in series of Shell advertisements; mileage stated as "19,492 and correct"; 1992 Ulster Trophy, Dundrod Retrospective, John Watson, 1st; Nick Mason (London, UK).


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2009-04-13 19:01:00 | pauls writes:

The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as registered XKD 1, short nose with fin. Originally exported to the USA but now owned by Englishman Nick Mason (ca 1983).

2009-04-14 17:45:40 | pauls writes:

According to "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson car was dispatched Oct. 12, 1955.

2011-08-29 01:07:41 | Anonymous writes:

xkd516 was owned by jack broudy of new york prior to be being shipped to the uk. my broudy purchased xkd516 after a tip from dick merrit about xkd516 which was at a dealer in lexington, mass. mr broudy purchased xkd516 and shipped it to the uk . it was sold to alan clark thru an intermediary.

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