1959 US OWNER OF D-TYPE XKD603 – WHO WAS JAMES MUNRO?

As an important addition to our most recent post, which highlights the superb ex-works and Ecurie Ecosse D-Type, XKD603, neither I nor the owner, Clive Beecham, know anything about the American who bought the car from Ecurie Ecosse late in 1959 – as the 1957 Le Mans winner!

In fact, it was second, but nothing seems to have happened about that piece of deceit by Ecurie Ecosse head, David Murray.

Munro owned and beautifully looked after the car and all of its paperwork and parts, until 1973 when the car returned to the UK.

We don’t know where Mr Munro and the car lived, if he is still around – or anything at all about him.

I would be thrilled if anyone knows of him or remembers the car when he owned it.

It is seen here in its very last race which was at Goodwood.  It is being driven by the twice Ecurie Ecosse D-Type Le Mans winner Ron Flockhart.  The date is September 5, 1959.

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