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
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