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Rare sports car of Hollywood stars put up for auction (photo)

Clark Gable owned four Jaguar XK120s at once. The sports car was the fastest car of its time and the actor clocked it up to 200 km/h.

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In the US, a 1952 Jaguar XK120 is being sold at the Bring a Trailer auction. The elegant sports car belonged to the famous American actor Clark Gable, known for the cult film Gone with the Wind. The details of the car were revealed on the website of the auction house.

Rare sports car of Hollywood stars put up for auction (photo)

Rare sports car of Hollywood stars put up for auction (photo)

Clark Gable was a famous car enthusiast and had a lot of expensive exclusive cars in his collection. Moreover, luxury Duesenberg and Packards were created by Hollywood stars to order.

Clark Gable had four Jaguar roadsters in his garage, and in 1949 it was he who bought the very first production XK120. The actor even wrote an article about him in the auto magazine Road and Track, in which he admitted that he had accelerated the car to 200 km/h.

Rare sports car of Hollywood stars put up for auction (photo)

 Rare sports car of Hollywood stars put up for auction (photo)

This particular Jaguar XK120 of 1952 was modified by order of the actor. The car was painted in golden color, and the bumpers were covered with chrome. Also, the interior was covered with red leather and 16-inch gold-plated wheels were installed.

For a long time, no one heard about Clark Gable's car. It was discovered in 2010 and restored. After that, the sports car changed hands for $276,000. Now the price of the Jaguar XK120 may be even higher. The mileage of the car is a little less than 29,000 km.

Rare sports car of Hollywood star (photo) put up for auction

Rare Hollywood star sports car (photo) put up for auction

The Jaguar XK120 sports car was once the fastest car in the world. It is equipped with a 3.4-liter 160-horsepower six and a 4-speed manual transmission and is capable of developing 212 km/h. In total, about 12 thousand XK 120s were produced, of which 7600 were roadsters.