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United KingdomMDU544

 

Record Creation: Entered on 6 May 2009.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

 

Car History

HD Egypt, fate unknown

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2016-09-23 18:57:08 | Michael Scott writes:

This car was photographed in the Jaguar Service department June 1952 complete with a fixing device on the boot lid for a second spare wheel. (See Clausager-Jaguar XK120 In Detail - page 146.
The next reference I have found is a photo taken on the Stelvio Pass in July 1952 competing in the Rallye Des Alpes-see Viart book giving the name of FLOWER as the driver-rally number 400. This photo is also in Clausager-p.147. The car does not appear in the results listed in "The Motor" magazine July 1952.

Is it reasonable to conclude that the car had "Works" preparation/support?

2018-06-19 06:25:41 | John Elmgreen writes:

I have been unable to find any suggestion that this car had works preparation or support, in the archives. The picture which is stated to have been from June 1952 is from the same month that the car was sold new, so it would appear that there was a special order for the spare wheel rack and that the car was delivered with that fitted. It crashed badly in the Alpine Rally, but still apparently managed an entry in the Mont Blanc rally shortly thereafter (see the book above). Presumably it never went to Egypt although it was ordered from there.

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