Home » News » Jaguar » 1954 Jaguar XK 120 by Pininfarina makes public appearance at Pebble Beach
Some say that the XK is one of the rarest and most expensive Jaguar's ever created. But this year Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance showed us a fantastic Jaguar, that might be the most rare one: 1954 XK120 SE by Pininfarina.

The car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second in class O-2 Postwar Closed. 

This XK120 features unique bodywork by famed Italian coachbuilder and design house Pininfarina. It was first delivered to a Mr Max Hoffman in 1954, who was an Austrian-born, New York-based importer of luxury European automobiles into the United States during the 1950s.

He was a petrol-head who inspired the production and refinement of several vehicles from the main manufacturers, which earned him entry into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2003. It is believed that Hoffman inspired Pininfarina to reinterpret the shapes of the XK and then unveiled it at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show.

After the unveiling in Geneva, the XK appeared at the Autocar Show later in April that year and Australian magazine Modern Motor reported that it was due to be exhibited at the Turin Motor Show in 1956, but never arrived due to the owner wanting to take delivery of it.


Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1948 Jaguar XK120

    Engine: Cast Iron, Inline-6, Power: 119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm, Torque: 264.38 nm / 195 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
  2. 1951 Jaguar XK120C C-Type

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 5800 rpmN/A
  3. 1952 Jaguar XK120 Ghia Supersonic Coupe

    Engine: Cast Iron, Inline-6, Power: 119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm, Torque: 264.38 nm / 195 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
  4. 1951 Jaguar XK120 Martial Oblin Coupe

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 5200 rpmN/A
  5. 1954 Jaguar XK140

    Engine: XK Inline-6, Power: 141.7 kw / 190 bhp @ 5500 rpmN/A

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the mighty Mercedes-AMG Project OneMercedes-Benz unveiled the mighty Mercedes-AMG Project One
Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the mighty Mercedes-AMG Project One during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The hypercar was developed to celebrate ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in ChinaRolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in China
Rolls Royce builds the most luxurious cars on the plant. We all know that. In order to provide also the isolation feel some of its clients needs, Rolls ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

2017 Mercedes sales reach new record level2017 Mercedes sales reach new record level
After it managed to surpass sales of its main rival in the premium segment, Mercedes is now building up its lead. ...

Gadgets

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019
BMW is ready to follow Mercedes in personal assistance technology. After the Stuttgart-based manufacturer launched the Hey Mercedes assistant, now BMW ...

Various News

Volkswagen Transporter sets van record time on NurburgringVolkswagen Transporter sets van record time on Nurburgring
We are used to see fast cars or at least hot hatches setting Nurburgring record. This time, is a different kind of car. A Volkswagen Transporter has set ...

Motorsports

Aston Martin Vantage GTE will be seen in flesh and bones during the 24 Hours of Le Mans raceAston Martin Vantage GTE will be seen in flesh and bones during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race
Aston Martin will return this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race with the new Vantage GTE model. Under the hood of the car is the same V8 4.0 liter ...

Videos

Mercedes-Benz teases a special electric concept for Pebble BeachMercedes-Benz teases a special electric concept for Pebble Beach
Lots of car manufacturers have big plans for this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. For instance, Mercedes-Benz has published a teaser video with ...