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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 606
Prepared for the 1956 Le Mans, chassis XKD 606 did not make the start due to an accident in practice. Following Jaguar's withdrawal from racing, it was one of three 1956 spec D-Types sold to Ecurie Ecosse. The following year, it was altogether more successful as in the hands of Ivor Bueb and Ron Flockhart, it scored the D-Type's third Le Mans win in a row. Later in the year, it finished a commendable fifth overall in the Monzanapolis or Race of two Worlds at Monza against single seaters. Chassis XKD 606 was raced until 1961 and made a return to Le Mans in 1960 but it failed to finish.

The car's contemporary racing career ended after a violent crash. Apparently it was split in two pieces with the front subframe and engine ending up in one car and the monocoque and rear suspension ending up in the other. This was finally rectified after both cars were acquired by Evert Louwman in 1994. The two original sections were put back together and the car was restored to its Le Mans winning livery. Today, it is proudly displayed in the Louwman Collection Museum in The Hague, The Netherlands but also makes regular public appearances.


Chassis details
Major wins
1957 24 Hours of Le Mans (Ron Flockhart / Ivor Bueb)
Last known location Louwman Museum
Appearances

2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 Interclassics Maastricht 2018 Interclassics Maastricht 2017 Goodwood Revival
2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival
2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Interclassics and Topmobiel 2014 Goodwood Revival
2014 Goodwood Revival 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed The Louwman Museum The Louwman Museum
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2005 New York City Concours d'Elegance 2005 New York City Concours d'Elegance
2005 New York City Concours d'Elegance 2005 New York City Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (113) Chassis (6) XKD 606 Specifications