1950 jaguar xk120 roadster

From the listing for this 1950 Jaguar racing car for sale:

1950 Jaguar XK120 Competition Roadster – Ex Roy Salvadori/Peter Blond
Supplied by original distributor Walter.E.Sturgess of Leicester on 6th December 1950 in right hand drive ‘home market’ specification, this exquisite XK was acquired by racing ace Roy Salvadori in early 1951 following an accident in his Frazer Nash at Silverstone. Salvadori achieved outright victory in this car at Goodwood that season along with two 2nd places at Silverstone and Castlecombe. Comprehensively restored by a leading Jaguar specialist to full current FIA specification and a previous retrospective Mille Miglia competitor, this significant competition XK is ready to be campaigned as it was intended.

From Wikipedia:

The Jaguar XK120 is a sports car which was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954. It was Jaguar’s first sports car since the SS 100, which ceased production in 1940.

The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 670001. It looked almost identical to the production cars except that the straight outer pillars of its windscreen would be curved on the production version. The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production.

Source – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XK120#1950_2


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