|Drop Head Coupe||Tan|
|Right Hand Drive|
|January 1952||United Kingdom|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 August 2019.
Prototype registered a year prior to the model being announced.
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2011-04-07 20:57:27 | John Colley writes:
This was the first drophead coupe registered 25th June 1952.
I owned in 1974 approx.
I believe it went to Holland.
2015-06-03 11:59:10 | Graham Ellis writes:
Owned by my next door neighbour Trevor Hughes to about 1980. Never got around to restoring it. I loved the shape of the car and the brass plaque on the dashboard stating the car was a record breaker for the speed it had achieved. Trevor was kicking himself when he realise the investment mistake he made selling it
2017-06-09 02:49:14 | John Colley writes:
I do not recall who I bought it from but it was 1974 at the latest, I think it might even have been earlier than that from Sealand. Queensferry.
It was completely rotten in the body but had a few features unique to it yes it had the plaque & it went with it when I sold it.
but had a superb engine, & a proper sounding exhaust note, it had good brake pedal but all the pipes leaked fluid!
It also had one of the most perfect grills as they were usually bent in those days.
It went to Bob Kerr together with AEN the Le Mans XK120.
2020-03-20 18:48:24 | Chris Yent writes:
Did anyone ever track this down in the modern day?
2020-07-12 09:37:52 | john Colley writes:
Bob Kerr told me it was sold to a guy in Holland who went to Scotland & collected using an A frame so probably smashed the grill!
Later I think someone told me it might have belonged to someone claiming all kinds or ex Jaguar history for it that it might have been built on the Jabbeke 120mph record car chassis but as I believe Gordon Brown owned that I dismissed it.
The registration MHP494 re appeared on a Jaguar C type of a well known historic racing driver so at least that was saved.
When I bought it I removed the old fashioned radio power pack from hiding the identity plate, and then I removed the battery from
a frame welded over the chassis alongside the exhaust system where it had hidden the chassis number.
It had two small seats in the rear where the batteries would normally have been. So that confirmed the chassis number which
must have been hidden for many years. It was not easy to find out history that long ago, it was a year or so before there had any
historic or classic magazines. About all I was told was Sir William Lyon's son John Lyons had used it when new.
Engine was lovely, body was grim. it had brakes of sorts when I drove it but every brake pipe leaked when touched, I was surprised
they worked at all..........JC.