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  Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose
 

  Article Image gallery (113) Chassis (6) XKD 505 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1956
Numbers built:11 (5 in 1955 and 6 in 1956)
Internal name:XKD
Designed by:Malcolm Sayer
Predecessor:Jaguar D-Type Works
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 03, 2013
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Chassis: XKD 505
Allocated to Ivor Bueb and Mike Hawthorn, chassis XKD 505 was part of the Jaguar works effort during the tragedy stricken 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. The quickest of the D-Types, it was driven to the type's first victory at Le Mans. Not raced again, it was subsequently used as a test car for various components like a DeDion rear axle and a fuel injection system. Chassis XKD 505 was prepared to race again in 1956 but following Jaguar's withdrawal, the Le Mans winner was retired from active service.

Despite its provenance, chassis XKD505 was put away in a corner and even used for spares. In 1963, the subframe was even used to restore sister car XKD 504 for Peter Sutcliffe. During the 1980s, the original subframe was retrieved by Bill Lake, who set about restoring the Le Mans winner. Today the important Long Nose D-Type is back in its Le Mans winning configuration complete with white nose to indicate to the pit crew it was either Bueb or Hawthorn coming in. In recent years, it has been extensively raced in historic events, including the Goodwood Revival and Le Mans Classic.


Chassis details
Major wins
1955 24 Hours of Le Mans (Mike Hawthorn / Ivor Bueb)
Appearances

2018 Goodwood Members' Meeting 2016 Goodwood Revival 2016 Le Mans Classic 2015 Goodwood Revival
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Revival
2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic
2012 Le Mans Classic 2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival
2011 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival
2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic
2010 Le Mans Classic 2008 Goodwood Revival 2008 Le Mans Classic 2007 Goodwood Revival
2006 Goodwood Revival 2006 Le Mans Classic

  Article Image gallery (113) Chassis (6) XKD 505 Specifications