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 3.4 XK140 
 Drop Head Coupe 
 Right Hand Drive 
 September 1954 

United KingdomOWK858


Record Creation: Entered on 17 August 2014.

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2014-08-17 06:00:09 | PaulW writes:

The first RHD DHC. The registration number is no longer recorded on the UK vehicle licencing authority website. Does anyone have any news on this vehicle?

2014-08-18 05:34:51 | Peter Ingram writes:

Original Jaguar XK by Philip Porte says RTP (returned to parts) meaning scrapped at Factory

2014-08-18 13:02:32 | Anonymous writes:

Thanks Peter, I had missed that.

2018-04-09 01:30:07 | John writes:

In fact the car was not scrapped at the factory: Clausager in the "In Detail: book records: "This 001 and 002 were the 2 DHC prototypes. 001 was used by Bill Heynes. Both cars were disposed of secondhand to Coombs, Guildford. Both still exist, both reported to have a number of XK120 features, e.g bumpers, rear lamps, bootlid, and for 807001 a 120 grille." Porter in Original Jaguar XK (1998) at page 139 and the same title from 2008 at page 373 states: "807001 & 807002 completion dates unknown" and makes no reference to scrapping.

2018-04-09 12:05:03 | Peter Ingram writes:

John........Just re-read it and I mistakenly referred to 807001 when it should have been 804001 which was RTP To be corrected by one of the worlds greatest Jaguar experts is almost a privilege

2018-04-09 12:15:06 | Peter Ingram writes:

Now a correction to a correction. Hans Glaser in Newport Beach California was listed as keeper of 804001 but the March 1998 edition of XK Gazette says now in Glottertal Germany. So not RTP either

2021-07-18 22:40:20 | John Elmgreen writes:

By the way "RTP" in Jaguar's records means "Reduced to Produce" - about the same as "returned to parts" anyway.

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