|Open Two Seater||Black|
|Right Hand Drive|
|2 June 1955||France|
|Original||Brescia mille Miglia 2011-12-13|
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Record Creation: Entered on 12 February 2011.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
Factory Works-prepared rally car.
Photos of S800035
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Exterior Photos (2)
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2011-02-13 06:37:56 | Peter Ingram writes:
While the last RHD 140 Rdstr built in May 1955 was 800042 Philip Porters authoritve book Original Jaguar XK state this car and 800034 were completed in June 1955
2013-05-27 10:35:00 | pauls writes:
Cover photo is from the cover of the December 2010 edition of the XK Gazette, who hold all copyrights.
2016-08-14 22:42:49 | pauls writes:
The black and white photo appears in Bernard Viart's book "Jaguar XK--la competition sur route dans les annees 1950" at page 205. It is at the Brescia control of the 1956 Mille Miglia and is being driven by Georges Guyot. Viart states that this particular car was, according to the great Andrew Whyte, prepared by the factory to take part in the 1955 Rallye des Alpes but the event was cancelled following the Le Mans tragedy. It was said that two other cars were also prepared, chassis 033 and 034.
2021-09-06 14:26:52 | David Lynn writes:
S800035 (or a lookalike#) survives wearing its 1956 event number 245 as a modern Mille Miglia entrant, which in 2011 still had the French 1157BF59 plates, although for the 2014 event had Dutch plates AM-95-17 (crewed by John and Rutger Houtkamp with 2014 event number 359). See imcdb entry for an appearance in 2014 event footage on Jay Leno's Garage (Web Series) and links to the recent info at www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php .