In our next magazine, against all the odds, and remarkably, the Jaguar-impossible is explained – THE London Motor Show first built XK120 has been found by our editor and Richard Hassan!!!!! Richard’s father co-created the XK engine and engineered the new XK120. Richard was in the Jaguar pits at Silverstone for the car’s first race, and his father drove him in the first day it was on the road.
Even better, it survives unrestored and in pristine condition!!!!
In edition #203 we concentrate on revealing, also for the first time anywhere, the fate of the most precious and historic of all Jaguar’s XK120s – the first RHD car #660001, known everywhere as the 1948 London Motor Show debut car. It stunned the motoring world and put Jaguar on the international map before being raced at Silverstone in 1949 driven by Prince Bira.
There have long been claims that 660001 survived, but nobody has turned up any proof it was kept by Jaguar after 1957/58 – or survived. No pieces of it have been found either.
Everything will be laid out in detail for our readers, sceptics and devotees in edition #204.
It is certainly our biggest and most important international story ever.
In our current edition we found what happened to XK120 #660001 – the first RHD XK120 ever made.
As a result of that important story we continued our research, and with the help of the best earliest XK120 authority in the world, we uncovered the most profound XK120 story of all time – and overturn 72 years of accepted documented Jaguar history.
It flies in the face of great authors former Jaguar PR head Andrew Whyte and former JDHT archivist Anders Clausager – it even defies Jaguar’s own build records! We have indisputable facts to back it up too.
It doesn’t get bigger, and includes the first RHD XK120, the first two LHD cars, the 1948 London Motor Show XK120 debut, the first Jabbeke speed run in Belgium, the 1949 Silverstone One Hour Production car race and the first race for an XK120 in the USA.
And, that’s the tip of the iceberg – the final twist in the tale will shock absolutely everyone.
DO NOT miss this one. If you are outside Australia you will need subscribe to get your magazine. It WILL be worth it, I can promise.