1954 Jaguar XK120

Owner: David Gandy Hosted by: Bennett Winch

This superb Jaguar XK120 belongs to renowned male model David Gandy, who commissioned its rebuild and bespoke fittings from Jaguar Classic. It underwent a 2700-hour restoration, incorporating unique upgrades inspired by the famous XK120 Lightweight models, and which drew on David’s participation in the Mille Miglia in 2013 and 2014.

The 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine now delivers an extra 45bhp, and it is matched to a faster-shifting, four-speed gearbox. The suspension set-up has been made adjustable, too, while front disc brakes replace the original drums.

Legroom is always an issue in these early Jaguars, so the car has been modified to allow 6ft 2in David to fit more comfortably, by moving the batteries as well as fitting a smaller steering wheel and made-to-measure sports seats. The interior is finished in Aged Saddle tan leather with a bespoke lattice design to complement the car’s solid black paintwork. The standard windscreen has been replaced by twin aero screens for a sportier look and feel. That black exterior finish is made up of 13 litres and four coats of paint.

Power: 225bhp | Top speed: 120mph | 0-60mph: 9.0 seconds