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XK120, Montlhéry, France

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Jaguar Heritage

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This evocative painting celebrates the triumph of the 'seven days and nights' Jaguar XK120 at Montlhéry in 1952. The team of drivers - Leslie Johnson, Jack Fairman, Bert Hadley and Stirling Moss - circulated the car for seven days and seven nights covering nearly 17,000 miles at an average speed of over 100mph. The magazine 'Motor Sport' acclaimed the exploit as 'perhaps our finest post-war accomplishment'.

Jaguar Heritage

Gaydon


Date

1952

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 83 x W 150 cm

Accession number

1997/1548

Acquisition method

gift, 1997

Work type

Painting


Jaguar Heritage

Jaguar Heritage Archive, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 OBJ England

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