A 1950 Jaguar XK120 from the Jaguar Classic Collection that recently competed at the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE is now available for purchase as a ‘Works Legend’.
Rare roadster was driven by influencer Mohammad Al Muhaini (@Q8Stig) and Matthew Bailey, Senior Business Development Manager at Jaguar Land Rover Classic.
A rare XK120 from the Jaguar Classic Collection is now for sale from Jaguar Classic Works in Coventry, England, after successfully completing the inaugural 1000 Miglia Experience UAE. The 1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two-Seater is offered as an approved Works Legend and finished in Cream with Black soft top and Biscuit and Red interior.
The immaculately restored example has been meticulously maintained since joining the Jaguar Classic Collection, and once belonged to Stuart Lightfoot, a founding member and Competitions Secretary of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club, formed in June 1956.
Experts at Jaguar Classic Works prepared the vehicle for the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE – the first time the iconic motoring event has been held outside of Italy – and Jaguar Classic supported the challenge as sponsor of the Official Awards Dinner at the Emirates Palace. The XK was driven by content creator and influencer Mohammad Al Muhaini (@Q8Stig) and Matthew Bailey, Senior Business Development Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Classic. This XK120 OTS finished 25/100 overall, and 13th in its class, and required no technical support throughout the competition which took place between the 4th and 8th December and began in Dubai.
As part of Jaguar Classic’s partnership with the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE, both Jaguar C-type and D-type Continuation models were displayed for the first time in the UAE including at the event’s awards ceremony.
“The Mille Miglia is an iconic race and it was a real privilege to take part in the inaugural 1000 Miglia Experience UAE with a beautiful vehicle prepared for the event by our experts at Jaguar Classic Works. The unique XK120 has a real pedigree and is now available to purchase through our Works Legends programme, and it promises to be a fantastic investment for one of our clients.” – Matthew Bailey, Senior Business Development Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Classic.
The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE was open to 100 owners of landmark vehicles, including everything from historic vehicles, Mille Miglia racers and contemporary icons from the modern age. With four stages between Dubai and Abu Dhabi held between the 4th and 8th of December, the famous event was a new celebration of car culture for the region. The 1000 Miglia UAE is the largest classic motorsport event ever staged in the Middle East with participants experiencing an incredible drive through all seven Emirates.
The event was split into three categories; the 1000 Miglia Class (1927-1957), honouring the vehicles that took part in the original event; the Jubilee Class, for cars built up to 1971 (the founding year of the UAE); and the Contemporary Icons class, for modern vehicles.
In addition, British model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast, David Gandy, also participated in his own 1954 Jaguar XK120, which was renovated to a bespoke specification by Jaguar Classic in 2019. His distinctive XK120 underwent a 2,700-hour rebuild with unique upgrades to make it race-ready, with more power and enhanced durability from its 3.4-litre in-line six-cylinder engine. It is finished in Solid Black with Aged Saddle tan leather interior in a unique lattice design.