David Gandy to display bespoke-built Jaguar XK120 in association with Bennett Winch

International model David Gandy is to display his bespoke-built 1954 Jaguar XK120 in conjunction with hand-made luggage and accessories specialist Bennett Winch at this year’s Concours on Savile Row, which takes place on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23, 2024.

David commissioned the XK120’s rebuild and bespoke fittings from Jaguar Classic. The car underwent a 2700-hour restoration, incorporating unique upgrades inspired by the famous XK120 Lightweight models and drawing 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 discs brakes replace the original drum brakes.

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 The standard windscreen has been replaced by twin aero screens for a sportier look and feel.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.

Every Bennett Winch product is hand-made in England. Using traditional skills and materials, its small team of artisans engineer accessories tailored to a contemporary world. Its products are designed for discerning minimalists; those who shed all surplus in pursuit of true quality. Everything Bennet Winch makes is crafted in the company’s two workshops in England, and guaranteed for life. The brand favours the sometimes-forgotten art of fixing things over throwing them away.

More details on David Gandy can be found here, while more details on Bennett Winch can be found here.