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Ex-Clark Gable XK 120 Alloy Roadster honoured with ‘Overall Best Restoration’ in class.

Ex-Clark Gable XK 120 Alloy Roadster honoured with ‘Overall Best Restoration’ in class

JD Classics entered three special Jaguar’s into this year’s Unique Special Ones event, scooping up a number of awards, most importantly the ex-Clark Gable XK120 Alloy Roadster taking the award for ‘Overall Best Restoration’ in its class.

The Concours event in Florence, Italy is dedicated to unique cars that are significant in terms of rarity or history – including famous previous owners.

The E-type FHC (6162 RW) was a factory press and development car, and chassis No. 10 off the production line. It won overall ‘Best in Class’ and ‘Best in Class for Styling’ within the Dolcé Vita category.

More awards came courtesy of a second E-type, this one was the first Roadster ever delivered into Switzerland. Within the ‘Swinging Sixties’ category, it won overall best in class, best in Class for ‘Originality and Restoration’ as well as best in class for ‘Styling’.

Clark Gable’s XK120 is still warm from winning its class at Pebble Beach, and managed to take yet another award for its portfolio – the ‘Overall Best Restoration’ in its class.

The Maldon-based classic restoration specialist will be opening its doors to visitors on Sunday 28 October for the ‘Breakfast at JD Classics’ event, where John Surtees OBE is confirmed to be making a guest appearance.

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Fine about the XK 120 - but the E Type Roadster won

Surely a great car the ex Clark Gable one. Pebble Beach does not do all the trick if there is a equally well restored car in the same class. As was the fantastic E-Type OTS 875056. I think the car easily matched the XK 120 in restoration quality and sheer presence. I would not wonder if this becomes one of the most exclusive (and expensive) E-Tyes around. Let's hope we see it more often and let's hope Octane praises the rigth car in the article. Cause "Best of Class" is still more than "Best Restoration", isn't it?

By 959917968 on 5 October, 2012, 1:17pm

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