Rare 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE By Pininfarina Unveiled At 2017 Pebble Beach Concours
The rare Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, USA, after a full nut and bolt restoration taking 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC). The unique car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second in class O-2 Postwar Closed.
In 1954, the equally Pininfarina-bodied Ferrari 250 GT was to follow, but the coachbuilder also found time to build a one-off Jaguar XK120. This final-year 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE debuted at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show but didn't make it to the Turin Motor Show in '56, simply due to the owner wanting to take delivery of it earlier to the event.
Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC mentioned the car as a great result. He was a petrolhead who inspired the production and refinement of several vehicles from the main manufacturers, which made their entry into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2003. It is believed that Hoffman has inspired Pininfarina to reinterpret the shapes of the XK and then revealed it at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show, as reported by News 18.
The Pininfarina's 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE runs on an XK 120 3.4 SE (C-Type Head) straight-6 engine. It also has a new front end, rear quarter panels, inner arch panels, boot floor, sills and door skins, front and rear bumpers. Moreover, the zero mile items include 80 percent of the chrome work, the rear screen and screen surround, plus the interior trim, as reported by Road and Track.
Under the hood, the engine and gearbox were rebuilt in the rare 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by Pininfarina. The 3.4-liter straight-six now produces 180 horsepower and comes paired to the original manual gearbox. The unique car was completed to original Jaguar equipment specification and took home second place at the Pebble Beach Concours class 0-2 Postwar Closed.
Apple Watch 3's LTE Sim Support Might Not Be Able To Make Phone Calls
Apple Watch 3, according to Ming Chi Kuo, will be coming with an embedded electronic LTE sim in some models.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Latest Video Confirms Flagship To Come With Extremely Thin Bezels
Xiaomi is working on the successor of Mi Mix dubbed as Mi Mix 2. However, latest video hints that the company is ready to shock the world once more with its bezel-killing antics.
BMW Z4 Concept: This Driver-focused Roadster Is Aggressive
BMW unveiled the Concept Z4 during the Monterey Car Week festivities in California.
Most Expensive British Car Ever, '1956 Aston Martin DBR1' Sold For $22.5 Million At Auction
Aston Martin DBR1 sells for $22.5 million at auction to officially become the most expensive British car ever.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace Electric Crossover Spied Near Nurburgring
The production I-Pace is expected to have similar specs to the concept, with two electric motors providing all-wheel-drive capability and a 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack that’s estimated to be good for 220 miles of range.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Best Traveling Apps for Smartphones
Apps for mobile devices led personal, independent traveling to a new level. Nowadays, your pocket can easily fit all the possibilities of a small tourism agency. GPS, maps, currency calculators, city guides, dictionaries, hotel search services, etc. The right set of apps for traveling helps in planning your journeys and saving time, money, and nerves while you sit in a café or taxi, or lie in bed.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
The 9 Most Popular (And Fun) Internet Games of 2019
Are you bored of board games? What are the most popular internet games from this year? These nine are popular for a reason. Check 'em out!