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United KingdomECD400

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Record Creation: Entered on 21 May 2003.

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2014-03-10
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2004-03-26
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2003-05-20 16:10:46 | Lofty writes:

ECD400, E-type roadster won its first race at Oulton Park, England, driven by Graham Hill in April 1961

2004-01-22 11:07:11 | pauls writes:

Info gathered with permission from: www.hendi.nl/xke/main.htm

Completed on April 14, this car was part of Tommy Sopwith's Endeavour team. It was raced to victory by Graham Hill, as well as competing in other races. Registration was ECD 400. It is reported to survive, and to have been restored in the late seventies or mid-eighties. This car was one of the seven RHD roadsters prepped at the factory for racing on the Project Specification ZP537/24 project.

2005-08-02 15:10:16 | pauls writes:

This car was featured and driven In the "Victory by design" DVD. Currently registered as ECD 400, originaly as "BUY 1" dark blue in color, red interior.
www.victorybydesign.com

2007-02-06 13:48:01 | pauls writes:

Car was mentioned in the Nov '07 issue of Jaguar Journal as having factory records stating the car was built for Tommy Sopwith, color was Indigo Blue. Registration ECD 400, engine R1027-9, body R1013.

It goes on to state that the car was found rusting in Northamptonshire by Joss Davenport and bought for GBP400 by Robert Danny.

2007-02-07 13:16:33 | pauls writes:

Above should have read Nov '06 issue of Jaguar Journal.

2007-06-20 09:48:49 | pauls writes:

Car is also mentioned and pictured in Paul Skilleter's "The Jaguar E-type" on page 57.

2007-06-21 18:25:31 | Anonymous writes:

This car was never registered as BUY I , ( that was the Coombs car ) ) only ever had the no. ECD-400 , and was restored by Michael Caine in the 80s .

2011-09-23 16:50:26 | pauls writes:

Seen at the Goodwood Revival Sept. 2011

2012-09-16 21:10:14 | pauls writes:

Car can be seen in the following "Victory by Design" video:
www.youtube.com/watch

2014-05-31 20:19:10 | pauls writes:

Feb. 2001 Jaguar World states the car was rebuilt by Mill Lane in the 70s, owned by Steve O'Rourke.

2019-02-13 02:55:34 | John Elmgreen writes:

Jaguar World March 2019 (page 60) commented that "Graham Hill complained about the lack of space in the car that compromised his ability for swift movement."

2019-12-05 20:42:02 | Dave Jackson writes:

The original CR gearbox fitted to this car is owned by Tim Snowden in Harrogate Yorkshire I have seen it at Tims garage. Tim’s Bros. Mark operates www.NorthernJaguar.com the Jaguar E-type and XK parts and car sales shop. 

ECD400 now has another moss box fitted which its had since 62. This gearbox came out of ECD400 - 850005 and then went into UPM400 - 850018 when Sopwith was racing that in 62. It later came out of that car and is now in Tim’s garage. It's all documented in UPM400’s history file. Would be nice to re-unite them. 

2019-12-05 20:42:40 | Dave Jackson writes:

The original CR gearbox fitted to this car is owned by Tim Snowden in Harrogate Yorkshire I have seen it at Tims garage. Tim’s Bros. Mark operates www.NorthernJaguar.com the Jaguar E-type and XK parts and car sales shop. 

ECD400 now has another moss box fitted which its had since 62. This gearbox came out of ECD400 - 850005 and then went into UPM400 - 850018 when Sopwith was racing that in 62. It later came out of that car and is now in Tim’s garage. It's all documented in UPM400’s history file. Would be nice to re-unite them. 

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