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The 120th birthday of Sir William Lyons will be marked in style at the inaugural Auto Royale this summer, with a mouth-watering concours class dedicated to classic Jaguars.
This will include two unique coachbuilt XKs, the Pinin Farina-bodied XK120 commissioned by US dealer Max Hoffman (above), as well as Bertone’s reimagining of the XK150, which featured in our February 2021 issue.
And while it’s not a one-off, the XKSS is surely one of the most desirable Jaguars, and one of these will join the line-up at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire on 16-18 July.
Racers are included, too, with the fifth C-type already confirmed, in the year the model marks its 70th anniversary, as well as the ‘Hansgen Special’ XK120.
This was the car developed by American privateer Walt Hansgen which he campaigned with considerable success and which, following a restoration, will make its British debut at Auto Royale.
And you surely can’t have missed that 2021 is the E-type’s 60th anniversary. Representing the model will be chassis 885005, no stranger to the limelight because this was the car revealed to the media on 15 March 1961, before being sold off just two months later.
To find out more about Auto Royale and to buy tickets, please see here.
Images: Auto Royale/Olgun Kordal
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