Originally discovered under a bush in California, USA, the 1954 standard left-hand drive model, now converted to right-hand-drive, underwent 2,700 hours and 11 months of restoration work by the Jaguar Classic team.
David’s ambition was to recondition the iconic Jaguar with a host of modern upgrades to make it ‘ready to race’ for classic car events.
“We’ve taken inspiration from the most successful XK120s in Jaguar’s history and combined its historical features with some modern-day design elements,” he added. “It’s been a passion project and a real labour of love, working with the Jaguar Classic team.”
Taking inspiration from the original XK120 Lightweight and influences from his career in fashion, David and the Classic Works’ team meticulously rebuilt each component on the vehicle.
The XK120 received an upgraded engine, with the 3.4-litre straight-six now producing 225bhp, an improved braking system including brake discs up front, and a striking black exterior paint job.
Inside is finished with an Aged Saddle tan leather interior, and includes a 15-inch steering wheel and a made to measure front seat with a bespoke lattice design to enhance comfort.
Calum McKechnie, Head of Jaguar Classic, said this unique XK120 showcases the expertise, skill and craftsmanship of the team, adding:
“Not only were we able to bring this iconic sports car back to life mechanically, but the attention to detail and the bespoke design of the interior sets David’s car apart.”