Alive And Kicking: ‘Lost’ Jaguar XK To Be Restored LIVE


Car restoration is a wonderful thing, what’s better than breathing new life in to a classic car? Well how about seeing it happen live in front of your very eyes? If this is something that whets your appetite then you may want to check out this year’s Classic and Sports Car Show which takes place between the 28th and 30th of October at Alexandra Palace.

To make the restoration even more interesting the car to be restored is a ‘lost’ Jaguar XK120 which has not been seen by the public in around 40 years. It has bodywork by Pininfarina and it’s thought this unique Jag had been built for a US importer Max Hoffman, and was on display at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show.

Jaguar XK120
The Jag was in a bit of a sorry state to say the least

​​41 years later and this special XK120 will once again grace the stage as it will provide a vocal point at Ally Pally for everyone to see. If you fancy seeing the live restoration for yourself as well as plenty of other spectacular cars, purchase your tickets from the Classic Sports and Car Show website – adults cost £23 (advance), children under 12 go free and family tickets cost £69.

Tim Leese, managing director, CMC, said: “As the only XK120 by Pininfarina ever produced this is one of the rarest Jaguars in existence. We are looking forward to bringing this special project to The Classic & Sports Car Show and giving visitors the opportunity to not only watch CMC’s mechanics and technicians at work but also ask any questions, to really gain a full understanding of the painstaking work that goes into restorations like this.”

Jaguar XK120
Coming along nicely: The Jag has already been restored to a certain extent to bring back those Pininfarina curves


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