1951 Jaguar XK120 LT2 Silverstone


1951 Jaguar XK120 LT2 Silverstone

1951 Jaguar XK120 LT2 Silverstone

Jaguar was keen to race their new XK120, so much so the factory produced several lightweight versions named LT1, LT2, & LT3. The first of these was an aluminum-bodied car, however the second was made of much more exotic magnesium.

Called the LT2 or Silverstone, this magnesium model was distinguished by its regular hood that didn’t form a single unit with the front grille. The rest of the body was a one-piece magnesium design that was considerably lighter than stock.

 

 

Auction Sales History

1951 Jaguar XK120 LT2 Silverstone
1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy “LT2” Replica
– did not sell for €78,880
Sir John Chisholm acquired 660343 in 2000 from Kit Constable Maxwell, who had intended to build a hillclimb and sprint car using a tuned 3.8-litre engine. Sir John wanted to create a competitive race car for the XK series and instructed marque expert Aubrey Finburgh to construct a fully removable all-alloy body in the style of the works LT2 car, using eighteen-gauge half-hard aluminium, mated to the seam-welded chassis. Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM