Difficult to imagine nowadays that Jaguar founder and designer boss, William Lyons, was not entirely sure about his creation when he put a wood-framed open 2-seater bodied with aluminium panels, which was named XK 120, on display at the 1948 London Motorshow. However, the roadster caused such a sensation that Lyons immediately decided to put this prototype into production. The "120" in the name referred to the aluminium car's 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. Before production switched to all steel in 1950, 242 examples were produced in aluminium. This XK120 Roadster with chassis number: 670097, originally LHD, is one of them. Understandably, today a very sought after collectors car! I found this alloy XK120 in a half dismantled condition in the shed of an enthusiast Jaguar collector in Holland. My classic car workshop immediately took-on this project and will bring this iconic Jaguar sports car back to her former glory and beauty. The alloy body and ash framing was professionally restored by UK Jaguar specialist Leaping Cats. In my opinion the purity of design is accentuated by the disc wheels and rear spats. And what better color combination could be wished for than this magnificent presentation in light grey metallic with red leather interior, which is, according to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, also the original color combination from 1950. Our classic car workshop took care of the mechanical rebuild. Our body-shop executed a perfect paint-job. Only the final assemblation and tuning still needs to be done. A very elegant and ultra-rare collectors piece which without any doubt will also provide its future owner with huge classic motoring fun! Mille Miglia eligible with strong chances to be accepted because of the cars rarity.
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