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Jaguar XKD513--fatal crash at LeMans then Michelotti body

XKSS road going version of the D type 1957

Jaguar XKD513--fatal crash at LeMans then Michelotti body

Old 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
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Default Jaguar XKD513--fatal crash at LeMans then Michelotti body

I am a history buff trying to sort out some decades later what happened to the one-off Michelotti body put atop this wrecked D-type Jag which was crashed at LeMans in '57 with fatal results.

On a website called Conceptcar, I found this info presented by Daniel Vaughn in an article on D-types:

" The car remained in Michelotti's care until the late 1960s, when ownership transferred to Richard P. Carter, who had it imported into the United States. It would remain with Mr. Carter until 1973, selling to Andrew Gortway. Mr. Gortway shipped the car to England and into the car of Lynx Cars, a Jaguar specialist. The shop was commissioned to perform a complete restoration bringing it back to its original Le Mans configuration.

The Michelloti coupe body was removed, revealing the original D-Type parts. Both the Michelotti coupe body and the XKD 513 were later sold. Laurence Bristow purchased XKD 513 who continued with the restoration. The original mechanical components, and other sourced from XKD 511, were utilized in the re-build. By the close of the 1970s, the restoration of XKD 513 was complete and returned to the United States."
What I am wondering is if anyone remembers the car being advertised so I can ascertain what approximate price Richard P. Carter bought it for form Michelotti. Michelott is of course out of business so I can't ask them. Or if anyone knows what Mr. Gortway sold it for? I am only interested in the prices before it became a full bodied D-type again --I can't keep up with the modern prices.

i also have a question about what E-type the body went onto over in the E-type department. Thanks for any clues

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