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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 21:59

Well, not so much odd as unusual.

Having picked up a D-type diecast for the princely sum of £0.01p, I decided to paint it up in a colour scheme that is not commercially available.

Googling for D-type images, I came across one of Henry Taylor in a white version, at what looks to me to be Spa. The odd thing is, the car is #35, yet my investigations show that in 1957 H.T. drove TKF 9 at Spa with #36. Is it me?

I seem to recall someone racing a red one too, but cannot locate any pictures of it.

Am I right in guessing that neither of these cars had the tail fin?

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#2 AAA-Eagle

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 22:44

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Googling for D-type images, I came across one of Henry Taylor in a white version, at what looks to me to be Spa. The odd thing is, the car is #35, yet my investigations show that in 1957 H.T. drove TKF 9 at Spa with #36.


Barry, I believe that you are talking about the painting below. It shows Henry Taylor ahead of Roy Salvadori's Aston Martin DBR1/1 during 1957 Grand Prix de Spa. As we see on the picture and also according to the information available in the internet, H.T. raced there under #35.

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#3 D-Type

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 22:53

Henry Taylor drove the Murkett Brothers car, for some reason this was one of the faster customer cars, later sold to Border Reivers and Jim Clark. The numbers could be the Belgian trick of using different numbers in practice and the race or it could be that the two pictures were taken at different races. I forget the names but there were two big sports car races there in some years.

Reg Harris, the cyclist drove a red one in 1958. There was a thread on TNF asking us to ID some cars in a film taken at Goodwood(?) - a red D-type featured there. there was also a red one in SCCA racing that was modelled as a slot car, subject of another TNF thread. Was this Mike Salmon's car?

In Kenya, John Manussis raced a battleship grey one with race number 2.

Then there were some really garish ones in the USA.

Ray Bell (I think) posted a nice colour pic of one of the Aussie cars.

The yellow ENB car

The blue French one that finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1957

All without fins, except possibly the Belgian one. Find an old Brumm catalogue - at one time they modelled all the Le mans cars, some with fins, some without.

Watch the bonnet louvres - these varied on different cars.

This site gives details of original colours and resprays

#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 22:59

So, another error on a website! :(

How can we ignorami be expected to get things right when other people get things wrong?

I already have the French blue D-type, the Belgian one, a Briggs Cunningham version, 2 Ecurie Ecosse cars and a few works models too.

Soon I shall be producing the yellow/green Frere/Rouselle car as well as a white, or red version.

Mike Salmon was the one I was trying to remember.

Any pictures of this car, anyone?

I have to confess to not being overly concerned about the numbers of louvres/rivets/dents/scratches etc etc etc - I'm not trying to sell them, after all.

Phyllis Stein is my nom de plume!

#5 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 23:10

You might ponder Max Trimble, Spa, D-Type????

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(Ooh - Barry, I have just remembered something I had again forgotten...apologies)

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 23:11

Wasn't the red one Peter Blond's?

There were indeed two sportscar races at Spa in 1957, but I don't think OTTOMH that Taylor drove in the second one

#7 hipperson

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:10

The only factory red one was indeed Peter Blonds......KDB 100.

One of Andrew Kitson's wonderful prints hangs on my wall featuring Peter chasing Archie Scott Brown in Lister MVE 303 at Snetterton in 1957. Peter very kindly signed it for me.

Peter works for Sothebys in London. A great philanthropist.

#8 Huw Jadvantich

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:17

Angus Hyslop hand painted his D-type and an off-white colour.
I have a model of a black D Type obviously used at Salt Flats racing but never bothered to trace its background. Any one familiar with that one?

#9 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 13:30

The ENB D types were Yellow and Yellow/green !! The medium/light blue was Los Amigos !

#10 rudi

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 19:15

An interesting unusually painted car was #10, 1957 Sebring 12 Hours driven by Bobby Unser and Pierce
Woods.

#11 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 19:22

Tell us more, please, Rudi.

#12 Vicuna

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 21:40

Originally posted by Huw Jadvantich
Angus Hyslop hand painted his D-type and an off-white colour.
I have a model of a black D Type obviously used at Salt Flats racing but never bothered to trace its background. Any one familiar with that one?


I have the same model and the same question.

#13 rudi

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 21:43

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#14 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 22:16

Interesting... thank you, Rudi.

#15 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 22:24

1954 First Ds unpainted , alu colour , no fin 1955 with fin still unpainted , 1956 Sebring Lou Brero nearly Zebra striped , 1956 Jack Ensley ,White? 1956 Bill Krause XD519 , 1956 Bill Pitt XKD526 , 1958 Pearce Wood XDK528 Honolulu, 1958 Carlyle Blackwood ,Santa Barbara.

#16 Jager

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:45

I have a model of a black D Type obviously used at Salt Flats racing but never bothered to trace its background. Any one familiar with that one?



According to a "Business Week" article I found, the car was restored to its Bonneville Salt Flats record-holding configuration and sold at auction in 2005 for $1.81 million. However, the actual (restored) car is British Racing Green, not Black, so it seems Brumm got this wrong (not for the first time).

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#17 Jager

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:02

1956 Sebring Lou Brero nearly Zebra striped


Slot car maker Carerra make this model of the D-Type which they describe as being from the "Nassau Speed Week 1956". Is this the "Zebra" car ?

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#18 Jager

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:43

no fin 1955 with fin still unpainted



Like this one ? It looks great.

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#19 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:44

Jager : Yes to "Zebra" and alu !

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#20 Huw Jadvantich

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 12:04

The number is the same so it must be that one, Jager.
Whats that above made from (or for)?

#21 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 14:03

Speed running at Bonneville or so......