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660041

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Record Creation: Entered on 7 July 2020.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

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Exterior Photos (6)

Uploaded October 2009:

2009-10-29
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Uploaded June 2009:

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Uploaded November 2015:

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Details Photos: Exterior (2)

Uploaded July 2020:

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2009-12-16 17:46:22 | Anonymous writes:

first XK120 to be entered in le Mans race.

2011-10-13 15:45:36 | Michael Scott writes:

This car was, of course, one of the six cars modified by the Jaguar factory for competition work. A Jaguar internal memo of 26 April 1950 details a long list of alterations.

2014-07-27 16:02:53 | pauls writes:

Driven by: Peter C. T. Clark (GB)/Nick Haines (GB) Result: 12th

2015-09-10 21:46:59 | Hans-Martin Schneeberger writes:

I own this car now for several years. We did many Mille Miglia with the car and also Le Mans Classic in 2010 and 2012. The car is fantastic runs great and is a joy to race.

2016-01-09 21:32:49 | Hans-Martin Schneeberger writes:

Here is some more history:
This is one of the six XK120 cars built by Jaguar for racing purposes:
1. Chassis # 660040 with Reg # JWK 651 raced by Leslie Johnson
>2. Chassis # 660041 with Reg # MGJ 79 raced by Nick Haines
3. Chassis # 660042 with Reg # JWK 977 raced by Peter Walker
4. Chassis # 660043 with Reg # JWK 650 raced by Clemente Biondetti
5. Chassis # 660044 with Reg # NUB 120 raced by Jan Appleyard
6. Chassis # 660057 with Reg # JWK 988 raced by Tommy Wisdom

Chassis # 660041 is an early right hand drive alloy roadster, specifically built up and trimmed by Jaguar for competition purposes. This car is the very first Jaguar ever to see the finish line at the 24h Le Mans race.

The car was built by Jaguar for the Australian Nick Haines for the 1950 racing season and campaigned in the major races of the period:
23.4. 1950
Mille Miglia (Haines & Haller) - Accident (on the return in Modena)
25.6. 1950
Le Mans 24h (Clark & Haines) - 12th overall
2.7. 1950
Rally des Alpes (N.Haines & P.Clark)
26.8. 1950
Silverstone International (Rolt) - 2nd overall
16.9. 1950
Tourist Trophy (Haines & Rolt) - Accident

After the 1950 racing season the car was then kept in the Haines family possession until 1986, at which time the well known Jaguar restoration specialist John Person bought the car for his wife Ursula. He restored the car retaining all of its original components such as engine, gearbox, axles, body panels and interior trim. The Engine was dealt with by George Hodge, the gear box and axles by Alan George and the body by R.S. Panels. The Pearsons kept the car for many years. In 2001 the car was sold to Charles Bromage and a few years later, in spring of 2009 to Hans-Martin Schneeberger.

2019-11-22 04:38:12 | Hans-Martin Schneeberger writes:

We recently found another race entry of the car before it was retired from racing: 11. August 1951 at Boreham with Roy Salvadori. This appears to be the first race of Salvadori after his severe accident in his Frazer Nash.  

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