Jaguar XK 120 Abbott - 1951
Hereby we proudly present a unique 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Abbott. This very fine automobile was professionally restored to the highest possible standards in recent years. Costs nor effort were saved to obtain utmost perfection. This Jaguar is in immaculate concourse (show) condition.
This Jaguar XK 120 Abbott was built for Mr. Mitchell, resident of New Zealand, by the British firm Abbot of Farnham. Mitchell wanted to own a 4-seater Drop Head Coupe based upon the beautiful Jaguar XK 120. In those days the XK 120 was only available as two seater roadster and the two seater DHC was still two years away from production.
This unique and very special XK 120 Abbott is mentioned and published in important books on the Jaguar XK 120. Please visit www.xk120abbott.com to view all information, history, documents and publications on this Abbot Jaguar XK 120.
Short recent chronology
The Jaguar was found sitting in a New Zealand barn in the year 2002. From the year 2002 until 2006 the automobile was meticulously restored to original specifications by a New Zealand top class restorer. The perfect restoration needed 5000 hours of work...
In the year 2007 the Abbott was presented at the Essen Techno Classica. Here the car won the first prize as best restored automobile on the show. The Abbott was published in several magazines. Very nice was the five page article in Octane Magazine, issue 47 of May 2007.