|3.4 XK120||Suede Green|
|Open Two Seater||Suede Green|
|Right Hand Drive||Gunmetal|
|SH Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry|
|December 1950||United Kingdom|
|1951||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 3 June 2019.
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Original dealer The Midland Autocar co. Ltd.
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2016-09-01 17:48:50 | Michael Scott writes:
This car is mentioned in a letter to the XK Bulletin April 1977 by the owner Chris Bowles of New Malden Surrey. He stated the registration number was KUE 645 and original colour Gunmetal Grey/green interior. He had resprayed it Old English White/red hide.
Engine was said to be original complete with studless cam cover. Two photos were published with one showing what was said to be "an originally suppled hardtop" (was this ever an optional extra?)
2019-06-03 08:17:32 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 9/19
1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster
Offered without reserveRM | Sotheby's - THE SÁRAGGA COLLECTION 20 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
Body No. F 2606
Engine No. W 1571-8
€80,000 - €100,000
Desirable fast road specification; fitted with a C-Type head
Perfect for vintage racing events; highly eligible
Completed in December 1950 in Suede Green over a matching interior, this Jaguar XK 120 Roadster was built to RHD specifications for its home market and sold to its first owner via the Midland Autocar company in 1951. Mentioned in a 1977 letter to the XK Bulletin, the then owner, Chris Bowles of New Maldon, Surrey, had changed the exterior colour to its present colours, Old English White over a red interior.
At some point it was converted from right-hand drive to left-hand drive, with the addition of a new engine cylinder head, likely a C-Type specification from a later model. Already a car which cannot be described as lacking in performance, the C-Type head makes this XK 120 Roadster even more usable and enjoyable, and this would be an ideal example for vintage events or just to drive and enjoy.
2019-06-03 13:47:24 | pauls writes:
First owner Mr. Hall Parker
2019-06-04 13:32:56 | Jeremy B writes:
I went with a pal to buy this car, around 1969. It was for sale in south London - Eltham area, I think. It was gunmetal, a colour I always preferred to white. I remember the seller telling us how he urged it up to 110mph up Shooter's Hill in the middle of the night. This seemed a good selling point and my pal bought it for about £120. It was in far better nick bodily than my 670503.
It went on to be owned by Chris Bowles whose Pa owned a Jaguar garage, possibly a dealership.