Famous Jaguar XK120 up for sale

Owning a Jaguar is, for many, the ultimate status possession. Owning a classic XK will certainly up the ante a notch or three.    

Competing in the 1000 Miglia experience for classic cars is considered similar to competing in the Dakar Rally. Although more stylish and relaxed, the status this event carries is up there with the best.

Now a rare, and Jaguar Classic Works approved, 1950 XK120 Jaguar if you have the purse for it, of course, can become part of your collection of classic cars.

This immaculately restored example has been meticulously maintained since joining the Jaguar Classic Collection. It once belonged to Stuart Lightfoot, a founding member and competitions secretary of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club, formed in June 1956.

Experts at Jaguar Classic Works prepared the vehicle for the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE.

The XK was driven by content creator and influencer Mohammad Al Muhaini (@Q8Stig) and Matthew Bailey, senior business development manager, Jaguar Land Rover Classic. It finished 25/100 overall, and 13th in its class, and required no technical support throughout the competition which took place between December 4 and 8 and began in Dubai.

Baily said,  “The Mille Miglia is an iconic race and it was a real privilege to take part in the inaugural 1000 Miglia Experience UAE with a beautiful vehicle prepared for the event by our experts at Jaguar Classic Works. The unique XK120 has a real pedigree and is now available to purchase through our Works Legends programme, and it promises to be a fantastic investment for one of our clients.”

The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE was open to 100 owners of landmark vehicles, including everything from historic vehicles, Mille Miglia racers and contemporary icons from the modern age. With four stages between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the famous event was a new celebration of car culture for the region. The 1000 Miglia UAE was the largest classic motorsport event ever staged in the Middle East with participants experiencing an incredible drive through all seven Emirates.

British model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast, David Gandy, also participated in his own 1954 Jaguar XK120, which was renovated to a bespoke specification by Jaguar Classic in 2019. His distinctive XK120 underwent a 2 700-hour rebuild with unique upgrades to make it race-ready, with more power and enhanced durability from its 3.4-litre, in-line, six-cylinder engine. It is finished in solid black with aged saddle tan leather interior in a unique lattice design.

The XK120 was introduced at the 1948 London Motor Show and produced from 1948 to 1954. Around 200 examples were built with an aluminium body before being retooled to steel in 1950. Originally an open two-seater, fixed head, drophead coupe model also became available in 1952 and 1953, respectively.

An additional example of Jaguar Classic stock includes an exquisite ex-competition 1953 XK120, finished in suede green with a matching suede green interior. This vehicle was originally owned by a keen rally driver before changing hands and taking part in the XK Register racing series. Following four decades in storage, a full chassis-off restoration to FIA specification was completed and it is now ready to resume a competition career. 

Source: MotorPress  

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