Classic beauty

Only 240 hand-built, aluminum-bodied XK 120 roadsters were built, and this four-wheeled star was the first XK 120 to be introduced in the United States. It rolled off the production line at the Jaguar factory in the unique Blue Sheen color in 1949, only to be dropped by then well-known New York importer Max Hoffman. Shortly after taking delivery of the car, Hoffman brought it to the second annual Watkins Glen Grand Prix, where it was used as the official “parade” vehicle before the start of the weekend’s main race. Either during, or shortly before, the Watkins Glen event, it was sold to Austin James of New York. The next owner was Donald Batchelder, followed by the Brockman family in 1957. The Brockmans owned the car for the next three decades before selling it in 1985, and since then it has remained in excellent condition following a full restoration.

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