Prepared as a provision in the event the C-type was not ready in time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1951, the ‘LT’ (an abbreviation of ‘Lightweight’) Jaguar XK120s had a mass 20% lower than that of the road going version. This was achieved with a unique single piece magnesium alloy body, aluminium C-type wheels, an aluminium radiator plus many other weight saving alterations.
Only 3 bodies were ever built, however the first car, LT1, was never finished by Jaguar, meaning only two true factory ‘LT’ XK120s were ever produced, LT2 and LT3. Sadly, these special XK120s never competed for Jaguar at Le Mans as the new C-type was ready in time. Instead, LT2 and LT3 were sold to Jaguar’s USA West Coast distributor and were raced at the likes of Golden Gate and Pebble Beach by famed drivers such as the likes of Phil Hill. LT2 then found its way into SCCA events, and by now had been painted white. It was in this colour in 1963 when Sir Stirling Moss signed the car at the opening of the Continental Divide Raceways in Denver, Colorado and noted Jaguar expert Chris Keith-Lucas recently confirmed to us that this signature was still in place on the body before the car received its most recent respray.
Eventually the car was brought back to England and underwent a full restoration to its original 1951 Jaguar specification and was subsequently used in historic racing by its most recent owner of almost half a century.
Presented today in excellent condition and offered complete with a phenomenal dedicated history file.
- Body Style Barchetta
- Transmission Manual
- Engine Capacity 3442cc
- Fuel Petrol
- Chassis No. 660748
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