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S675360

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Record Creation: Entered on 9 February 2022.

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2017-08-25 17:27:39 | pauls writes:

An article about the car attending the Pebble Beach show 8/17
autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/pininfarina-bodied-jaguar-xk120-se-coupe-broug ...

A youtube video of the car at:
youtu.be/mGR6J9we3yQ

2017-08-26 08:33:09 | Jeremy B writes:

IMHO nobody has improved on an XK120's looks (think Raymond Loewy) but this surely comes closest.

It looks like a car from the 1960s or even '70s.

2021-12-10 09:29:18 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction March, 2022.

www.bonhams.com/auctions/27329/preview_lot/5521385/

Auction description:

The Amelia Island Auction, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 3 Mar 2022

The unique 'Pininfarina' XK120, ex-1955 Geneva Motor Show First imported to New York by Max Hoffman Recently restored to 100-point Concours condition

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Coupe

Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. S675360

Engine no. F2735-85

Following description Hemmings Motor News by Daniel Strohl on Dec 9th, 2021

Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, had already built a portfolio of impressive Jaguar restorations - including the restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight E-type, which won the shop its first Restoration of the Year Award in 2011 - when the Pininfarina XK120 landed at its doorstep in 2015. Much of the early history of the car had been lost, but researchers at CMC determined that the car, bearing chassis number S675360, had been ordered by importer Max Hoffman and almost immediately turned over to Pininfarina's works in Turin in May 1954.

The craftsmen there reportedly retained some of the XK120's original body structure, but it would take a keen eye to pinpoint exactly what got reused. The XK120's sweeping fender line now extended rearward horizontally rather than sloping downward in sports car fashion. The upright grille and prominent headlamps remained, though more on the same vertical plane with the leading edges of the fenders. A pair of bumperettes effectively bridged the transition from horizontal perimeter chrome to vertical centerpiece grille. From the A-pillars rearward, it almost looked as though Pininfarina's craftsmen simply adapted the lines of any grand touring Ferrari they had in the works, complete with wraparound windshield and backlite and taillamps that capped off vestigial fins.

Hoffman displayed the finished Jaguar at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1955 and at the Autocar Show the following month. He had plans to continue displaying it on the show circuit in 1956, apparently in an effort to drum up interest in more Pininfarina-bodied Jaguars that he could sell, but both the plans to continue displaying the car and the plans to build more came to a halt when he sold the car and its American owner was ready to take possession.

(Jaguar did partner with Pininfarina for a couple of design proposals in the Seventies: the 1974 Jaguar XJ12-PF four-door sedan and the 1978 XJ-Spider convertible. Neither had any direct relation to the 1954 XK120 discussed here.)

Who exactly that first owner was, nobody's quite sure. We do know from some photos that surfaced a few years back that the Jaguar had made its way to the Boston area and that it had obtained new bumpers and a two-tone paint scheme later in the Fifties. We also know it remained in the Northeast through the Sixties before a German collector bought it out of the United States 1978 and had it shipped back to Europe, where it was then partially disassembled for a full restoration.

It remained in that shape until CMC bought it and began that long-awaited full restoration using both well-established and relatively new techniques. The team there replicated the missing front bumpers by hand using vintage photographs of the car for reference. The missing headlamps and backlite, however required handbuilt mockups that were then 3D scanned, with that data either used to 3D print new housings or sent to a custom glass fabricator.

The body required a full teardown, with the only evidence of the original paint color found underneath the windshield when it was removed. Similarly, the crew at CMC could only obtain a small sample of original unfaded interior fabric after removing it all from the car. Even then, they apparently had no direct references of the doorcard patterns and had to extrapolate a design from other Pininfarina interiors of that period.

In all, CMC's staff logged 6,725 hours restoring the Jaguar before they debuted it at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it took second in the Postwar Closed class, behind a 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Boano Coupé Speciale. It then made its way back to Europe, where it went on display at the Villa d'Este and Hampton Court concours events and where it won CMC's second Restoration of the Year award.

More recently, CMC has consigned the Pininfarina-bodied Jaguar XK120 to the Bonhams Amelia Island auction with an undisclosed preauction estimate. The auction is scheduled for March 3, 2022, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

2022-03-04 17:39:05 | Captain RD writes:

THE AMELIA ISLAND AUCTION

3 March 2022, 13:00 EST

Fernandina Beach Golf Club

Sold for US$ 940,000 inc. premium

2024-02-15 20:42:42 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/xk-120/1954/996658

Seller's description:

Messina Classics

Location Germany

1954 – Jaguar XK120 SE Coupé – Carrozzeria Pinin Farina

ENGLISH

1 of 1 Jaguar XK120 bodied by Pinin Farina

Bespoke order by famous car importer Max Hoffman, New York

Desirable Special Equipment (SE) version

matching numbers

Recently restored to 100-point concours condition

Pebble Beach Concours award winner in 2017

Displayed Turin Motor Show in May 1955, Geneva Motor Show in 1956

Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate present

FIVA Pass present

extensive file on historic documents, invoices & correspondence present

This is the only Jaguar XK120 with a Pininfarina body ever created. The car with Chassis number ‚S675360 was ordered by Max Hoffman the highly influential New York importer for Jaguars. It was manufactured on 5th April 1954 and dispatched to Max Hoffmann on 25th May 1954. Upon completion, the car was shown at Turin Motor Show in May 1955 & Geneva Motor Show in 1955/56. The Autocar magazine described it as an „XK120… by Pinin Farina… for an American enthusiast“. It is quite likely this enthusiast was Max Hoffman himself.

In 1978 German collector Ludwig Draxel-Fischer purchased the car for restoration purposes but never completed the project.

In 2015 Classic Motor Cars a well-known marque specialist in the UK restored the car to its former glory. It was 6,275 hours for a nut-and-bolt restoration invested to bring the car to a ‚100-point‘ Concours condition. The effort paid off with a 2nd place award at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours (class 0-2 Postwar Closed). Additionally, the car received the International Historic Restoration of the Year Award in 2017 as a result of its stunning return to 1955 Geneva Motor Show condition.

With the car is the Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate & its FIVA Pass present. An extensive file on historic documents, invoices & correspondence in between former owners is present.

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