One of Jaguar’s last XK 120 models built, the ex-Haddon/Vivian, Alpine Rally class winning 1954 Jaguar XK 120, is now offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale, estimated at £240,000-280,000. In February 1954, Eric Haddon, a keen amateur rally driver, purchased the XK 120 new for just £1,694. Under the registration RJH 400, he and his co-driver, Charles Vivian, had several incredibly impressive international rally successes that year, including a journey on the famously grueling Alpine Rally. First, in April 1954, Haddon and Vivian took part in what The Motor magazine described as, ‘The toughest Tulip Rally’. Of 211 starters, only 128 completed the 2,100-mile route, which led from seven different starting points to the Nürburgring, then through West Germany, the Saar, the Jura, the Alps, the Massif Central, before heading back through the Vosges, Luxembourg and the Ardennes

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