RJH 400 Chassis S661165 was prepared new by the factory for Eric Haddon to compete in the 1954 Tulip and Alpine International Rallies. Lofty England, manager of the Jaguar Sports Car Racing Team, entered RJH400 as a works prepared car for these events.
Although not owned by Jaguar Cars Ltd, Sir John Egan referred to RJH 400 as “our XK120” such was its importance. Indeed NUB 120 and RUB 120 which are now owned by Jaguar Land Rover Classics Ltd & the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust also started out as privateer vehicles prepared by the works.
RJH400 won its class in the 1954 Alpine Rally and was 2nd in class in the 1954 Tulip Rally.
Today RJH400 is one of the two works prepared international rally XK120’retaining all its key original components and features, including its original Engine block, cylinder head and gearbox running 2” original sand cast SU carburettors (original SU’s retained).
There is a full chronological history of owners supported by the original buff logbook with a feature on the car by Philip Porter in the XK Gazette July 2021, and a further article on the car in Classic & Sports Car June 1983 by Mike McCarthy.
One of the only 2 surviving Works prepared and Works entered Alpine Rally Class winning XK120s from the total of 4 Alpine Class Winning XKs.