We could use a donation or three! Click to learn more.

Welcome! We're tracking 12,479 Jaguar XK120, XK140 & XK150 cars, with 114,406 photos! (Learn More)
xkdata.com > cars > detail

661004

Browse similar cars:

< 661003 S661006 >
    
 3.4 XK120 Suede Green
 Open Two Seater Suede Green
 Right Hand Drive French Grey
   Besse &Co
 661004 2 September 1952
 W5587-8 
 F4659 Aden
 JL12042 
 12 August 1952 
 
 1952 Suede Green
 2014 Suede Green
 Rest: Concours French Grey
 Original 
  
 Original 
ItalyItaly
 

United KingdomPLE189

Jaguar XK120, XK140 & XK150 photo

26 more photos below

Record Creation: Entered on 6 May 2009.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

Car History

Aden - fate unknown

Photos of 661004

Click slide for larger image. This car has 27 photos. (Dates are when image was uploaded.)

Exterior Photos (13)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom
2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom
2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom
2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded July 2014:

2014-07-31
Photo--click to zoom
2014-07-31
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2014:

2014-05-23
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded March 2014:

2014-03-16
Photo--click to zoom
2014-03-16
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2012:

2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom
2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom
2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom
2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom


Interior Photos (2)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2012:

2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom


Action Photos (1)

Uploaded July 2014:

2014-07-31
Photo--click to zoom


Details Photos: Exterior (2)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded March 2014:

2014-03-16
Photo--click to zoom


Detail Photos: Interior (4)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom
2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded March 2014:

2014-03-16
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2012:

2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom


Detail Photos: Engine (3)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2012:

2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom
2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom


Detail Photos: Other (2)

Uploaded September 2014:

2014-09-10
Photo--click to zoom

Uploaded May 2012:

2012-05-03
Photo--click to zoom


Comments

We now require an email address to leave a comment. Your IP will be recorded in an effort to reduce spam. (Report problem posts here.)

2012-05-03 17:45:07 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/12
www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm
Note: Errors in this description have been confirmed. The actual VIN is 661004, the model year is 1952.

Auction description:
1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Chassis No. 661001
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

2012-05-03 18:02:30 | pauls writes:

Auction is:
Aalholm Automobile Collection
Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012-08-17 05:49:46 | Pekka T. writes:

very rough project, lots of poor previous rust repairs.
But not spoiled, still quite original and deserves to be restored.

Sold for 210.000 DKK (€32.550 EUR incl. 12% prem & VAT 25%)

2014-03-16 17:56:28 | Reno writes:

Saw the car on the retro classics in Stuttgart Germany on 15.03.2014, now in a nice green, just before completion of the restoration.

2014-07-28 10:55:42 | pauls writes:

RM auction above; Aalholm Automobile Collection 12 August 2012 Lot 137

2014-09-10 15:35:55 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 9/14
www.bonhams.com/auctions/21907/lot/274/

Auction description:

Lot 274
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Chassis no. 661004 Engine no. W 5587-7
£95,000 - 115,000
US$ 150,000 - 190,000
Auction 21907:
Goodwood Revival
13 Sep 2014 14:00 BST
According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this delightful Jaguar XK120 left the assembly line on 12th August 1952 and was delivered to the distributor Besse & Co in Aden (Yemen) in September of the same year. Around 1970 it joined the Aalholm Museum's collection in Denmark with some 31,000 miles recorded, a total believed correct.

The current owner purchased the XK in 2012 and commissioned a comprehensive 'chassis off' restoration by specialists in Italy to the original specification as provided by the JDHT. The body was removed from the frame then sandblasted clean, rust proofed and repainted in the original colour, Suede Green. Any repairs were 'lead loaded' in the traditional manner. The front and rear axles were removed from the chassis, overhauled and reinstalled after the chassis had been repainted. At the same time the engine and gearbox (both matching numbers) were disassembled and overhauled. The only upgrade from the original specification was the use of higher-compression 8:1 pistons instead of the 7:1 type supplied to countries where fuel was of low quality. A stainless steel exhaust was fitted also. The interior has been re-trimmed in the matching original colour of Suede Green, while the wood trim has been renewed also. Other parts renewed include the chromework, stainless steel bumpers and the weather equipment including a new hood frame, side screens and tonneau cover in the original colour of French Grey.

The restoration was only finished earlier this year, since when the XK has successfully completed the prestigious 'Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano' three-day regularity event in Northern Italy followed home by, among others, a Jaguar D-Type. The car is offered with German registration documents, the aforementioned parts and a book containing more than 500 photographs documenting the restoration. Aero screens and the original 7:1 pistons are included in the sale also.

You may leave a comment. (Comments are subject to our site terms.)

Spam prevention question (must be answered):
The father of jokes about warm beer and smoke escaping from wires is Joseph Lucas. Lucas died of typhoid after drinking infected water in Naples in 1902.

What disease did Lucas succumb to?

Your name (optional):

Your email:
Your comment: