|D-Type||British Racing Green|
|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 16 September 2017.
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Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
Last long-nose 1956 works car. Car was to have been raced at Le Mans but was damaged by Titterington in practice. Repaired at works.
In November the car was delivered to Ecurie Ecosse with 3.4 carburetor engine (E4004-9), painted metallic blue and registered RSF 301.
In 1957, raced at Buenos Aires, Argentina by Flockhart/Galvez where it was crashed by Flockhart. Rebuilt at works with new frame and bonnet.
Works prepared for Le Mans, with 3.8 petrol injection engine and 2.69/1 rear axle. Racing as number 3 with Bueb/Flockhart driving, it finished 1st.
Other 1957 results include Monzanapolis (Lawrence), 5th; Kristiansand (Lawrence/Scott-Brown), retired; Spa (Fairman) unplaced. In 1958: Aintree (Bueb) 4th; Spa (Bueb); Charterhall (Flockhart) 1st and 2nd. In 1960: Silverstone (Flockhart) unplaced.
In 1960, either this car or XKD 603 was taken to Le Mans--Whyte states in text that it was 603 and in Appendix that it was 606, while David Murray states in his book that the 1960 car had done five Le Mans, which suggests it must be 603. However, car 1960 Le Mans car carried registration RSF 301 which may suggest that it was XKD 606. Graham Gauld in his The Story of Ecurie Ecosse states it was 606.
In 1961 the car was sold to Jack Wober (Glasgow). Sold to Richard Wrottesley. Crashed heavily at Silverstone in 1962 and the tub was re-skinned over original skin. In 1963 it was sold to John Coundley and was rebuilt. Later it was sold to Pierre Bardinon (France).
In 1975 stated to be owned by Moët et Chandon (or member of Chandon family). In early 1980s it was sold to Victor Gauntlett. Lynx fitted 1957-style sliding-throttle petrol injection. In mid-1980s sold to JacQues Setton (France).
In 1992 the car was sold to Mr. Louwman of Dutch National Motor Museum (Raamsdonksveer, Holland). In 1994 car was restored by Prowess Racing and was in the care of Robert Brooks (UK).
Photos of XKD606
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2009-04-13 19:25:29 | pauls writes:
The car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D Type & XKSS" by Graham Robson, pictured with Scottish trade registration 376 SG.
2009-04-13 20:23:20 | pauls writes:
Also pictured in the above book pg 111 with "weird" modifications required by Le Mans in '60. A raised windshield, luggage space and hood.
2009-04-13 20:57:06 | pauls writes:
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.
2014-07-27 16:59:35 | pauls writes:
24 Heures du Mans 23.6.1957, Driven by: Ivor Bueb (GB)/Ron Flockhart (GB) Result: winner.
2014-11-29 11:54:05 | Ron writes:
Can you update the owners to the current owners - I think I am aware of where this car is now and would like to own it