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Collector's Showcase



In this edition, we speak with a longtime collector of classic and or otherwise very special cars whom we have performed several restorations for, including this 1954 Jaguar XK-120 Coupe.  


How long have you been a car collector?

I have always loved and enjoyed cars all my life. My Dad was a car nut and he passed that on to me at a very young age. I have been collecting for about the last 30 years or so.


What kind of cars do you have in your collection?

I currently have a mix of both classics and modern late models in both European
and Domestic marques, including: 

1954 Jaguar XK-120 SE FHC

1956 Ford F100 Pickup Truck (under restoration)

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

2005 Ferrari Super America

2008 Ferrari 599 GTB

2011 Ferrari 458 Berlinettaerrari 458 Berlinetta

2015 Rolls Royce Wraith

2016 Porsche GT3 RS

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06


How did the Jaguar we created for you fit into your collection, and is it one of your favorite classic marques?  

The XK-120 that Classic Showcase restored is the crown jewel of my collection! The level of quality and perfection of the restoration coupled with the extensive history and provenance of the car make it a true centerpiece in my garage. Jaguar has always been one of my favorite marques if not my absolute favorite.


Will you be campaigning your Jaguar in car shows?

Yes. My XK-120 SE FHC was to be campaigned in several major cars shows in 2020, however as we know with the pandemic cancelling all shows, we are looking forward to a full campaign in 2021.


What is it about classic Jaguars that excites you?  

I believe Jaguar has produced some of the most beautiful cars ever designed. From my view the design, lines, and character of the XK-120 and the E Type truly stand up alongside any automobile designed throughout history.

1954 JAGUAR XK-120


Do you believe classic cars are good investments?  

Yes. These cars are timeless and will be loved and admired for generations to come.


Anything else you'd like to add about the hobby?

Cars come and go, but it is the wonderful, fun, and likeminded people you meet along the way that
truly create the lasting memories.

2008 Ferrari
599 GTB