|Open Two Seater||Red|
|Right Hand Drive||Gunmetal|
|Max Hoffman, New York|
|1950||British Racing Green|
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Registered: 5470 AP
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2005-12-24 22:34:16 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction in '02
Lot 1042: Jaguar XK120 Lightweight (1950)
Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Toys, Models & Automobilia, Bonhams (2nd December 2002)
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Toys, Models & Automobilia
Bonhams, Olympia sales centre, Kensington
Lot Number 1042
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) £42000
Condition rating 1
Registration number 5470 AP
Chassis number 660053
Engine number W12197
2008-08-02 11:11:40 | pauls writes:
Car to be at RM auction Monterey, California 8/08
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Open Two Seater
Chassis No. 660053
This lovely Jaguar is number 53 of the 58 right hand drive, alloy body XK 120s produced. It has its original engine block, modified by the addition of a ‘C-type,’ high compression cylinder head. Other period-correct C-type modifications include high-rise camshaft, larger two-inch (sandcast) SU carburetors, and dual exhaust. It is estimated that the C-type engine modifications boost the horsepower from 160 to 190-200, an impressive increase.
Completed February 16, 1950 and delivered to its original owner, a Mr. Reid, on April 6 of that year, the ownership chain is well-documented. They include Mr. Wrigley (of chewing gum fame), and noted Jaguar authority Terry Larson of Phoenix, Arizona. They are followed in the United Kingdom by The Honourable Michael Pearson, President of The Financial Times and the well-known English car collector Terry Cohn. It was under Cohn’s custodianship that the C-type modifications were executed.
In 2003, Paradise Garage in London sold the alloy open two seater to its current owner, a respected American collector of top-level British cars who began a program of sympathetic refurbishment.
Today this XK 120, still largely unrestored and definitely unmolested, is presented in show-worthy condition (Best in Class, Jaguar Owners Club, Washington D.C. area, September, 2006), if not to international concours standard. From its proper disc wheels, Avon bias plies and rear spats, to the lovely Brooklands racing screens it certainly looks the part. Complemented by its classic British Racing Green livery and patinated original red leather upholstery, it is a joy to behold. However the real thrill of owning this car is in the driving. Fully sorted mechanically and having received an engine overhaul in June of this year, this car invites one to experience the performance provided by its C-type engine spec in the lightweight body – a powerfully desirable combination.
Arguably the rarest and most sought-after Jaguar this side of a full competition C-type, the XK 120 comes replete with a full and correct tool roll, original owners manual, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, jack and canvas top, as well as the original-type alloy windscreen assembly with glass. Exclusive then and exclusive now, some cats just get better with age!
2009-08-14 10:10:22 | pauls writes:
Car participated in the '09 Mille Miglia
2014-05-10 10:00:54 | Jeremy Boyce writes:
"Arguably the rarest and most sought-after Jaguar this side of a full competition C-type, the XK 120 comes ...".
Has the person who wrote this fribble not heard of a D-type?