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XKD513

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Record Creation: Entered on 2 September 2022.

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Heritage Notes

Also may have been fitted with engine EE120810

Car History

Supplied to Delecroix, Paris; sold via H. Peignaux, Lyons, to Jean-Marie Brussin; 1957 Le Mans, with Jean Lucas co-driver as Los Amigos team, works prepared and tested by Norman Dewis, 3rd place; 1958 Le Mans, with Guelfi, 3-litre engine (EE1208-10 with 35/40 head) fit by works, Brussin crashed fatally; bonnet and tail section torn off in accident & scrapped at Le Mans; car sat in storage until sold in 1960 to Michelotti; damaged body panels cut away leaving rear bulkhead cross-members and footbox area intact and a very attactive coupe body fabricated. 1963 car displayed at Geneva motor show. Late 1960s car imported into USA by Richard F. Carter (Georgia); used for display purposes to generate money for a church; 1973 sold to Andrew Gortway (UK); shipped to Lynx where upper Michelotti body shell was removed and separated from the original tub panels. XKD 513 was sold to Laurence Bristow who had Lynx restore the car. all of the original D Type components were used in the rebuild of XKD 513.

Sold to Peter Giddings (USA); raced extensively in California; sold to Bob Baker (Nebraska); January 1986 on front cover of Road and Track being tested by Phil Hill & Innes Ireland; 1985, sold to Bill Chizar (California); 1987, sold to Terry Larson (USA); used regularly in historic races and tours; 1999, sold to Fred Bohlander (USA). Now painted the French blue as it was at Le Mans. Spare engine block and original crankshaft that comes with the car is the 3-litre block (EE1208-10) it ran at Le Mans in 1958. The wide angle head currently in the car is the original from Le Mans in 1958.

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2008-10-15 19:20:13 | pauls writes:

9/08 car was offered at:
www.morrisandwelford.com/currentoffers.html

Sellers description:
A significant competition Jaguar D-Type with great period Le Mans history and continuous ownership records from new.

Records show that the car was re-bodied with a Michelotti body. It appears that the Michelotti body was once on XKD 513 chassis but was removed and XKD 513 was put back to original specs. 3 pictures (red car) are posted from this listing. The blue car is from the above seller.

2009-01-13 19:00:29 | Anonymous writes:

www.motorsportmemorial.org/search.php


"Mary"

Death date: 21.Jun.1958

Circuit: Le Mans

Race: 24 Heures du Mans

Vehicle brand/model: Jaguar D-Type #XKD 513

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At Saturday dawn, "Mary"'s Jaguar D-Type collided with Bruce Kessler's Ferrari at Dunlop Curve and overturned; "Mary" was killed on the spot, and Kessler sustained extensive burns.

Several web sources indicate "Mary"'s real name as Jean-Marie Brousselet, but, according to Jaguar's registers it was instead Jean-Marie Brussin. He was an industrialist from Lyon who had purchased his Jaguar D-Type, chassis #XKD 513, engine #E.2022.9, from the Peignaux garage in Lyon, Jaguar specialist. He had entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans with André Guelfi as team mate.

The 1958 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was marred by a number of crashes. Appalling weather conditions and an even larger percentage of "first-time" drivers were the causes of the accidents, many of them were caused through poor visibility, other were due to cars arriving on the scene of an accident before any warning could be given, some were due to baulking by slower cars and others the result of plain carelessness. Of the 36 cars that retired during the race, 15 ended up as wrecks, some totally destroyed, others merely bent and of the drivers, after "Mary" who lost his life, other 14 were injured.

2009-04-13 18:38:56 | pauls writes:

This car is mentioned in the book "Jaguar D type & XKSS" by Graham Robson as having body H2013.

2009-04-13 21:06:02 | pauls writes:

Originally delivered Aug. 26, 1955 to France and later rebodied by Michelotti.

2011-06-06 17:23:41 | John writes:

I saw the car yesterday parked in Traunkirchen in Upper Austria. The car has the same blue color as can be seen for example on the photographs by Kevin Hulsey. It was a mere pleasure standing in front of this beautiful car. A small plate inside just above the steering wheel tells about type and racing in LeMans. I was lucky to see the car with removed passenger seat cover.

2011-11-08 21:25:03 | pauls writes:

The car is listed on the Gooding and Company site as being on offer. The page does not make the date or venue clear.
www.goodingco.com/car/jaguar-d-type

Description:
3rd Place Finish At Le Mans in 1957, The Equipe Los Amigos
1955 Jaguar D-Type
Formerly the Property of Henri Peignaux, Giotto Michelotti, Peter Giddings, Bob Baker, and Terry Larson
CHASSIS NO. XKD 513
Estimate Available Upon Request

A Superb And Very Authentic Example Of The All-Conquering Jaguar D-Type
Completely Documented From New
One Of Only 10 D-Types To Ever Place At Le Mans
Expertly Restored By Lynx To Its Original 1957 Configuration
Offered Fitted With 3.8-Litre Engine With Wide-Angle Head Together With The Original Three-Litre Competition Engine Block And Crankshaft, Spare Parts And An Extensive Documentation File

3,880 CC Dual Overhead Camshaft Inline Six-Cylinder Engine 265 BHP At 6,500 RPM 4-Speed Manual Transmission 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Independent Front Suspension With Torsion Bars And Tubular Shock Absorbers Live Rear Axle With Parallel Trailing Arms And Panhard Bar

2011-11-09 10:55:42 | Pekka T. writes:

Hi, where can we see, or where can we upload pictures of the Michelotti bodied version of this same car? I guess in here, I am unsure, but I think that the Michelotti body lives on with another chassis, possibly an E-type identity. It was a very unique car and very attractive IMO at the time. Cheers!

2016-02-21 16:29:57 | jth writes:

Michelotti don't use chassis of xkd, no chasssi on this car but only monocoque aluminium . He use only engine and parts of drive train . LYNX has remanufactured a entire car

2016-11-01 16:24:59 | pauls writes:

From Jaguar magazine, 11/1/16:

REMEMBERING - THE D-TYPE FATAL ACCIDENT - UNLUCKY '13'
It is largely forgotten, but the D-Type which finished third at Le Mans in 1957 was wrecked the next year at the same track when it crashed under the notoriously fast Dunlop Bridge just past the pits. That was an era when the cars ran flat out from White House Corner over one kilometre from the pits, past the unprotected pits and into a fast up hill right hand kink under the Dunlop Bridge.

Owner and driver Jean-Marie Bruin raced under the name 'Mary', and his car was part of the Los Amigos team was taken with Jean Lucas co-driving. The car was prepared by the Jaguar factory both for 1957 and 1958. Brussin crashed in atrocious weather, was flung from the car and then hit by the Kessler Ferrari. The bonnet and tail section torn off and fortunately 'Mary' remains the only Jaguar driver killed during a Le Mans race.

The wreck sat in storage until sold in 1960 when it was sold to coach builder Michelotti who cut away the damaged body panels and a very attactive coupe body was fabricated. In1963 the car was displayed at Geneva motor show. In the late 1960s it was imported into USA by Richard F. Carter (Georgia); used for display purposes, then in 1973 it was sold to Andrew Gortway in the UK. He sent it to Lynx where ther Michelotti body shell was removed and put onto E-Type parts. XKD 513 was sold to Laurence Bristow who had Lynx put a recreation body put onto it many of the original mechanical parts.

2017-01-15 01:11:57 | pauls writes:

Car was at gooding auction in '08
www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1955-jaguar-d-type/

Auction description:
Lot 156
Pebble Beach 2008
1955 Jaguar D-Type
3rd Place Finish At Le Mans in 1957, The Equipe Los Amigos
Formerly the Property of Henri Peignaux, Giotto Michelotti, Peter Giddings, Bob Baker, and Terry Larson
Chassis: XKD 513

A Superb And Very Authentic Example Of The All-Conquering Jaguar D-Type
Completely Documented From New
One Of Only 10 D-Types To Ever Place At Le Mans
Expertly Restored By Lynx To Its Original 1957 Configuration
Offered Fitted With 3.8-Litre Engine With Wide-Angle Head Together With The Original Three-Litre Competition Engine Block And Crankshaft, Spare Parts And An Extensive Documentation File

3,880 CC Dual Overhead Camshaft Inline Six-Cylinder Engine
265 BHP At 6,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension With Torsion Bars And Tubular Shock Absorbers
Live Rear Axle With Parall

2018-07-12 14:54:02 | MKVIIcrazy writes:

Seen today driving in Altaussee, Austria with many E types

a sunny day in the mountains...

2022-09-02 12:57:30 | pauls writes:

Very nice history of the car here:

www.classicandsportscar.com/features/hero-zero-and-back-tale-jaguar-d-type

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