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The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition
The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition
Racing and rallying in the UK and Europe
A Pictorial History by Dr. James Fraser
Edited by Paul Skilleter
The Jaguar XK 120 was beautiful, extremely fast and uniquely versatile. Produced from 1949 to 1954, it was designed purely as a road car but proved competitive in long distance endurance races (Le Mans, the Mille Miglia and the RAC Tourist Trophy), while also dominating the incredibly tough international European rallies of the early 1950s (the Alpine, the Liege-Rome-Liege, the Tulip). All these events demanded stamina, reliability, good handling and sheer speed, qualities which the 120mph XK 120 proved to have in abundance.
This book is a tribute to (Sir) William Lyons who conceived and styled the XK 120, William Heynes (CBE) who engineered it, and all those drivers and crews who achieved success in almost every form of competition in the UK and Europe. It remains one of the greatest sports cars the world has ever seen.
The XK 120 in Competition is written by historic XK owner and researcher Dr. James Fraser and edited by Paul Skilleter, with input from David Bentley, Terry McGrath and other leading XK historians. The XK 120 in Competition is in the same large, high-quality format as our acclaimed XK ‘Explored’ series. It extends to approx. 500 pages, lavishly illustrated with some 1,200 photographs. These come from not only the private collections of James Fraser and Paul Skilleter but also from leading photo-libraries worldwide. The majority of these images have never been published before.
Many hundreds of XK 120s which have competed are identified by registration number, chassis number (where known), and by driver. Indeed it is suspected that some owners will not have known until this book is published that their XK 120 had a competition history! A number of famous or particularly interesting XK 120s are individually profiled, again using many photographs which have seldom, or never, been published before.
Only 550 Standard Editions will be available for sale at GBP195.00 each plus shipping.
Or, for those who require an even more special book, we are offering a gold-blocked, leather bound Limited Edition in a slip-case carrying a chrome/enamel badge depicting a racing XK 120. Only 120 copies of this edition will be sold. As mentioned above, this book will be signed by Mrs Pat Quinn (formerly Mrs Pat Appleyard), Bob Berry, author Dr James Fraser and publisher/contributor Paul Skilleter. The cost of this edition is GBP350.00, including FREE SHIPPING worldwide.
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