This unique coachbuilt Jaguar XK120 was shown at the 1955 Turin Motor Show before being sent to Max Hoffman in New York who had ordered it for an important client. Hoffman was the importer of many luxury European automobiles during the 1950s. He inspired the production of two significant vehicles, namely the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and the BMW 507. He also brought the first ever XK120 into the United States, and he personally worked with Battista Farina on this unique design to reinterpret the ground-breaking Jaguar. Only one of these cars was built by Pinin Farina although several other Jaguar XKs were bodied by other Italian carrozzerie. The early history of this car is not known, but it resided in Germany between 1979 and 2015, when its current owner acquired it and began to restore it.