The Jaguar XK special edition features all of the key XK models, from the XK120 through to the XK150, plus rare coachbuilt specials and significant competition machines. There’s an Alpine drive in ‘NUB 120’ – the XK120 that Ian and Pat Appleyard drove to Rallye des Alpes victory in 1950, 1951 and 1952 – a twin-test of the ex-Fangio C-type and the ex-Leslie Johnson XK120, plus behind-the-wheel evaluations of rare special-bodied XKs from coachbuilders including Pinin Farina, Ghia and Stabilimenti Farina.
With a foreword by William Lyon’s daughter Pat Quinn (née Appleyard), evocative photography and insightful writing, this compilation of Classic Cars’ best XK features is a must for any Jaguar fan.
Driven By Classic Cars: Jaguar XK
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Inside this issue of Driven by Classic Cars: Jaguar XK
- Foreword: Pat Quinn (nee Appleyard) shares her fondest XK memories
- Generation XK: We drive all threee, XK120, 140 & 150
- Race Speed for the Road: John Simister finds out just how tractable the C-type is
- Cat Suit: We take a rare drive in the unique Stabilimenti Farina-bodied XK120
- Born for Beirut: Ghia XK140 that was sold to Lebanon but ended up with a Swiss barmaid
- Xtra Strong & Mint: Testing a Jag XK140 fresh from a two year, £80k resoration