Jaguar XK120SE by Pininfarina

Jaguar XK120SE by Pininfarina

This 1954 Jaguar XK120 was given a bespoke body by Pininfarina, and was initially delivered to legendary U.S. importer Max Hoffman in 1954 who ordered the carrozzeria to create its own interpretation of one of the most popular foreign sports cars of the day. Pininfarina obliged, accustomed to such orders during this time, and the Jaguar made its public debut at the 1955 Geneva motor show. After Geneva the coupe appeared at the Autocar Show in April of the same year, but did not make it to the Turin Motor Show the following year, contrary to plans (at the time it was customary for coachbuilt one-offs to take a victory lap on the auto show circuit, before being delivered to their customers). The Jaguar’s public tour was rather short, with a buyer eager to take delivery of it as soon as possible and it disappeared until 2015 when it was restored and debuted again at the concours.

Of course I can’t leave well enough alone and thus a few simple changes to the XK120SE…

This is another example of digital restyling and design by ModenaWest