- 1954 Jaguar XK120 Pininfarina Coupé

Unique Jaguar XK120 Pininfarina - car spotting at the Palace!

Undoubtedly this is one of the rarest Jaguars in existence

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Listed as No. 4 on the Concours Catalogue, this fantastic Jaguar XK120 3.4 SE with a straight-6 engine and a body by Pininfarina ranks high in the list of rare cars displayed at Concours at Hampton Court.

80% of the original chrome work was remade

80% of the original chrome work was remade

First seen at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show it had many changes and additions by owners in the subsequent years.

Fully restored and sparkling now

Fully restored and sparkling now

It was recently restored by Classic Motor Cars who removed all the changes made by a previous owner before embarking on a full restoration, taking it back to the way it was when it left the Pininfarina garage.

The rear window and surrounds had to be recreated as no records were left to go by

The rear window and surrounds had to be recreated as no records were left to go by

It was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours last year and came second in its class.

Fabulous Pininfarina design

Fabulous Pininfarina design

Find more about the story of it's restoration at the Classic Motor Cars Site.

Selfie with tan leather interior of the Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina

Selfie with tan leather interior of the Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina

The interior had a full retrim in tan leather. It was hard to tell what the original interior was like but a tiny piece of the original leather was found. Door trims were missing completely and were remade.

Simply glorious - it deserved to be a winner!

Simply glorious - it deserved to be a winner!

The same with the paint colour, as the original colour was unknown it had to be stripped right down and a tiny fragment of the original paint colour was found.

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Comments (10)

  • It’s gorgeous...the front reminds me of the Morgan Aeromax, I wonder if it was one of the inspirations behind it?

      2 years ago
  • I've seen quite a few photos of this - it must have been tremendous to actually see it.

    It's very beautiful, but I'd have an ordinary XK 120 - and not just because it'd be much cheaper.

      2 years ago
    • It was very lovely in person and the interior is outstanding (as long as you like tan leather).

      It's a bit of a responsibility, a car like that.

        2 years ago
  • Beautiful!

      2 years ago
  • pininfarina is a by-word for awesome styling

      2 years ago
  • That is absolutely stunning! Thanks Barbara!

      2 years ago
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