A 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster owned by legendary Hollywood actor Clark Gable is heading to auction.
Chassis number 672282 was specified with a colour combination of Battleship Grey with a contrast red interior, while Gable had a number of upgrades added including the wire wheels and bonnet louvres. Plus, he requested a custom luggage rack so that he could take his golf clubs along too.
In 1982, the car was bought by the owner’s father. RM Sotheby’s says that by 2011 ‘the XK 120’s age was catching up with it’ and the owner contacted Jaguar specialist Georg Donni who put the car through a full restoration.
The Jaguar will go under the hammer on May 20 in Italy and currently has an estimate of between €350,000 and €500,000, or between £307,351 and £439,187.