Natalie Dormer, Luke Evans and David Gandy Race into Monaco for Electrifying Motorsport Weekend
Monaco, 11 May 2019: David Gandy was joined by actors Luke Evans and Natalie Dormer in Monaco, having fulfilled a life-long ambition completing the restoration of a 65-year-old original Jaguar XK120.
The British model unveiled his bespoke classic vehicle in Saint Tropez, after the car underwent 2,700 hours of restoration by the Jaguar Classic team.
The original car – which was discovered under a bush in California, USA - was registered in 1954 as a standard left-hand drive model but was brought to the UK to be restored to David’s specification by the team at Jaguar Classic in Warwickshire, UK.
Taking inspiration from the original XK120 Lightweight model, Gandy’s ambition for the vehicle was to recondition the iconic Jaguar with modern upgrades to make it “ready to race” in the popular classic car events.
Every step of the design and restoration, for both the exterior and interior of the vehicle was created in collaboration between Gandy and the Jaguar Classic team.
Using influences from his successful career in fashion - working with some of the most prominent creatives and brands in the world - he and the Jaguar Classic team worked closely to meticulously rebuild every component including an upgraded engine, braking system, and give the vehicle a striking black exterior finish made up of 13 litres and four coats of paint.
The 11-month project was finished just in time for David to get the keys and lead a fleet of classic Jaguar vehicles to the Monaco E-Prix.
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