There aren't many cars that look like this 1954 Jaguar XK120M. There aren't many with as rich a history, either. It started life as a regular XK120 Roadster, shipped from the factory in Coventry to New York, and delivered to Tom Jaycox, who proceeded to turn it into a road-drivable race car. Carpets, seats, and the windshield were removed in the name of weight reduction, furthered by the holes drilled in the frame, trunk, and under the hood. An LT1 race seat was procured from Europe, Leyland Motors was consulted about modifications for the engine, aluminum rimmed C-type wheels were installed, and eventually, the machine was raced alongside his brother's red XK120M. It's since been fully restored, but retains the weathered details that link it to its unique history, making it one of the most special Jaguars available today.
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Since Ford didn't make proto-SUVs or four-wheel drives back in the day, they had to get assistance in building this 1951 Ford F1 Ranger Marmon-Herrington. One of only 54 ever built, 11 still around, and only 2 to be restored, it started out as a panel delivery truck before being sent to Marmon-Herrington who converted it to 4x4 and added the Seibert custom body. The result is a fascinating look at Ford's first ever "Ranger", completely restored over two years to 100% original condition, with a flathead V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, correct Ford Sheridan Blue paint job, and only 74 miles on the odometer.