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2015-12-12 09:18:17 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 12/12/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-XK-120-/321946112975
Current bid US $12,300.00
Reserve not met, 13 bids 6 days left in auction. Seller jagaholi8v0o, 48k miles.

Sellers description:
1951 xk 120 roadster rhd matching number vin 660739 disassembled with body on chassis. body in primer . unusual car with no rust except surface discoloration on un primed areas . doors,bonnet and boot lid appear to be original but need work. Car is complete except tools and jack car has early carb set with integral starting carb, studless cam covers, early water pump,early seats with chrome side supports, early style instrument cluster, env rear end. car rolls easily car is currently lhd.

2015-12-18 18:03:09 | Anonymous writes:

Auction ended at 45.100 USD, reserve not met

2017-07-05 15:10:09 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 7/17
www.coys.co.uk/cars/1951-jaguar-xk120-roadster

Auction description:
ESTIMATE £100,000-£120,000
Auction Blenheim Palace July 2017
Lot Number 132
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 660739
Year 1951
Make Jaguar
Model XK120 Roadster

Throughout the 6 year production run, Jaguar manufactured a mere 609 Right hand drive roadsters for the home market [Note: Records show 1175 built] and we are proud to be offering one of them here today.

Finished Mist grey with red leather interior, this Matching numbers UK Right hand drive XK120 Roadster has been subject to a recent no-expense-spared mechanical and cosmetic renovation. Mechanical works completed included overhauling the brakes, steering, suspension, all bushes and carburettor, as well as the supply and fitting of new exhaust system, vitreous enamel manifolds, shock absorbers, rear leaf springs, clutch, plugs, brake lines, fuel lines, petrol pump and complete electrical system.

Furthermore the quality level in which the cars detailed cosmetic restoration has been finished, can only be fully appreciated when viewing the car in the flesh.

Having been subject to a bare metal respray, total re-trim including all weather equipment and re-chroming of all of the brightwork, this rare Right hand drive XK120 Roadster is truly a fantastic example and is ready to be enjoyed in the forthcoming summer months.

2018-02-06 16:47:16 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 2/18
www.coys.co.uk/cars/1951-jaguar-xk120-roadster-2

Auction description:
ESTIMATE £100,000- £120,000
Auction The London Classic Car Show 2018
Lot Number 110
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1951 Jaguar

Otherwise same as above auction.

2018-04-11 13:35:34 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 4/18
www.coys.co.uk/cars/1951-jaguar-xk120-roadster

Auction description:
ESTIMATE £90,000- £110,000
Auction Spring Classics 2018
Lot Number 127
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 660739
Year 1951
Make Jaguar
Model XK120 Roadster

Otherwise same as above.

2018-04-11 19:38:12 | Jeremy B writes:

One might have hoped that this 'no expense spared' restoration would have included painting the rear wing beading the correct colour.

2023-09-26 19:46:49 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1951-jaguar-xk120-roadster-gNZpog

Auction description:

1951 Jaguar XK120

Colour Grey

Odometer 32 Miles

Engine size 3400

Auction DetailsSeller Type Trade

Town Cotswolds

Location Gloucestershire

Impeccable and rare factory right hand drive OTS

Comprehensively restored and barely used since 

Just released from a private classic car collection 

Matching numbers car 

One of only 1,069 RHD standard OTS steel bodied XK120s

Recommissioned by seller for sale

First registered 1st March 1952

VIN records confirm that this is a factory RHD OTS steel bodied car

Only 1,116 RHD steel bodied OTS cars were built

Of which 1,069 were standard cars and 47 SE models

Data derived from XK Owners Club 

Fastidious restoration undertaken some years ago when speedo appears to have been zero’d

Recommissioned by seller, a high end classic car vendor, for sale 

Previously formed part of a private classic car collection 

Current owner since 24th April 2018

DVLA records indicate one previous owner 

Unfortunately there are no MOT records for this car 

The Interior

Simply stunning oxblood interior exquisitely trimmed to clearly exacting standards

Carefully trimmed leather seats replicate factory specification 

Beautiful Jaguar four-spoke black-rimmed steering wheel

Smiths dials 

Carpeted boot area

Oxblood dash and cabin roll 

While other XK120 models erred towards luxury, the OTS focussed more on driver engagement and a simpler, less adorned style. Arguably it is all the better for it, the exquisitely crafted design of the cockpit continuing to influence Jaguar style well into the new Millennium. 

This car has been carefully retrimmed in oxblood. As a contrast to the Mist Grey paintwork it works particularly well. As you would expect from a quality restoration it pays particularly attention to factory specification, evident in the crafting of the door trims - which reflect exact factory output - and the seats which also appear to accurately replicate the Jaguar trim work.

It has clearly been done to a very high standard. The very limited use and careful storage ever since explain why it presents now much as it would have done the day it was finished. It is very difficult, if not actually impossible, to identify any signs of use or wear across the trim, seats and cabin and boot carpets. 

The Exterior

Unmarked Mist Grey paintwork with Oxblood hood 

Body colour chrome-enhanced steel rims

Blockley tyres

Reconditioned chromework unmarked 

Slim XK120 bumpers with discreet indicators added under the front 

The XK120 was built first and foremost to slip through the air with the greatest of ease. That it was also a beguiling and utterly beautiful shape too was a lucky consequence. The OTS body style was intended as the more sporting end of the XK120 spectrum and was the one used by Jaguar to deliver the run of speed records achieved throughout the late 40s and early 50s. 

Certain colours seem to suit the OTS particularly well and, as the photographs of this car show, Mist Grey is certainly one of them. The car was comprehensively restored some years ago with barely any use since, to which the immaculate condition attests. The straight lines, clean and consistent panel fit all indicate a very high quality job. 

The chromework appears to be either new or reconditioned, showing no visible deterioration or marks, like the rest of the car. We are told that a complementary oxblood fabric roof is fitted. 

It sits on steel wheels with chrome trims and body colour fillets, equipped with quality Blockley vintage tyres. The only concession to modernity appears to be a pair of discreet indicators carefully placed below the front bumper. 

The Mechanics 

3,441cc straight six Jaguar XK engine developing around 160bhp 

4spd ‘Moss’ gearbox

Highly detailed engine bay in superb condition with polished components 

The appeal of the XK120 was that its beauty was more than skin deep. Beneath the sinuous bonnet was Jaguar’s new XK straight six engine, a motor so good that it remained in production into the 1980s. In the XK120 it was mated to Jaguar’s strong and durable ‘Moss’ manual gearbox. 

This car is a matching numbers car and the engine appears to have been comprehensively restored during the restoration and then carefully detailed. As a result the under bonnet array is almost as rewarding as the rest of the car. 

The speedometer appears to have been zero’d during the restoration, indicating that this car has covered a vanishingly small mileage since. Recently extracted from a private collection it has been recommissioned by the seller for sale. 

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