1950 ‘Alloy-bodied’ XK120 racer
Famous alloy-bodied XK120 racer and Sauber-Mercedes C9 headline Coys ‘Thoroughbred and Vintage’ auction.
International auctioneers Coys return to Fontwell House just a few miles up the road from the action at the world-class Goodwood Revival meeting, with a high-octane auction of classic, sports and racing legends on September 7th.
The ‘Thoroughbred & Vintage’ auction already features some impressive entries, including “Piggy”, this famous 1950 XK120 Alloy Competition Roadster.
The very rare, early XK120 Alloy Competition Roadster is one of only 184 left-hand- drive alloy-bodied roadsters and was delivered new to Charles Hornburg in Los Angeles, USA. He was the first importer of Jaguar automobiles to the United States and a competition specialist responsible for the sale of some of the very important racing Jaguars in the 1950s, including lightweight XK120s, C-Types and D-Types.The car was raced in America for a number of years until it returned to the UK in 1972/3 where it continued a successful racing life under the reigns of John Harper. It became known as ‘Piggy’ from its UK number plate.
Piggy is eligible for the world’s most exciting classic racing events such as Silverstone, Le Mans, Goodwood and Nurburgring, amongst others, and is estimated at £200,000 to £250,000.