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Record Creation: Entered on 7 December 2019.

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Heritage Notes

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Owner: Mike May

Founder of XK's Unlimited which was recently sold to Moss Motors, I now buy, sell and restore XK120s for fun. I have a large inventory of original XK parts

(email)

Updated February 6th, 2018. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2008-03-26 07:04:38 | Peter Ingram writes:

First news of this rare Alloy car for many years. The numbers look good but there is a listing in Jaguar
Drivers Club Register for 1998 Owner Fred Lake of USA Engine W 1043-8 and license number PK 148

2009-03-25 19:00:12 | Mike May writes:

Does anyone have info on licence PK 148? Probably english...Stolen in the early 1980's

2009-08-14 00:19:02 | terry mcgrath writes:

at one point noted as Fred Lake Brea California race car registered PKM148
owned by Dave Olsen c 1997 and described as built with tubular frame work as vintage racer.
I believe it was owned by Michael May in august 2008 as his name was being mentioned regarding the car
I have no note as this being one of several different stolen XK's

2009-08-14 06:10:42 | Peter Ingram writes:

Pic of restored chassis 670110 in Southern California on website xkss.com Also mentions Engine W 1236-8
and body F 1143

2009-11-15 18:40:44 | Peter Zobian writes:

CJA info: Current owner..." Mike May, California USA, 1st owner D,H,Knight, Canada, sold to Sutter Sports Cars where Mike bought it. He shipped much of the car to a NJ shop for restoration. They...deny any knowledge of car... JDC listed the car owner as L. Fred Lake in 1990, but Fred never had it."

2009-12-10 14:49:38 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.xkss.com/Jaguar670110.html

Sellers description:
Jaguar 1950 XK120 Alloy Roadster #670110
Restoration of a rare alloy 1950 Jaguar XK-120 (OTS) roadster is barely started.

Body to be rebuilt by English coachbuilder.

Offered as part of a collection.
Engine #W1236-8
Body #F1143
Location is Southern California.

2011-01-04 18:42:18 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/11
www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm

Auction description:
Arizona
Thursday, January 20, 2011
1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster
LOT: 166
Chassis No. 670110

- Early, alloy-bodied roadster
- Rebuilt to lightweight racing configuration
- Serious vintage racing competitor

One of the original 183 left-hand drive, alloy-bodied Roadsters, chassis 670110 was completed on January 26, 1950 and imported to Canada for James L. Cooke of Toronto. Little is known of its life in Canada before it ended up in Los Angeles, where it was disassembled. It then found its way to San Francisco, where it was purchased by the current owner. A restoration ensued, during which it was rebuilt as a serious vintage racing competitor.

On the original, rust-free, matching-numbers chassis frame, a lightweight competitive racing car was constructed using aluminum inner panels in place of the original steel. Lightweight framing was constructed for the body panels, and a legal roll bar with side intrusion bars was constructed. Original type racing bucket seats were installed, along with the original racing windscreen and correct fittings. The original steel wheels were reinforced and an aluminum radiator fitted, the sum total of these modifications resulting in a car 650 pounds lighter than a steel XK120 roadster.

A 3.8-liter Jaguar engine was treated to Carrillo connecting rods, a ported cylinder head and gas-flowed manifold. It has a Weaver Brothers high-capacity oil pump and a windage tray and runs on twin reworked, sand-cast Huffaker carburetors. The engine now delivers 298 horsepower over a broad range of rpm. Power is transmitted via a twin-plate AP clutch to a close-ratio Jaguar synchro four-speed gearbox and a Ford nine-inch limited-slip rear axle.

The suspension has been improved with increased spring rates and a larger sway bar at the front, and an adjustable rear sway bar was added. Corner weights were adjusted for optimum performance. Carbon Kevlar brake shoes with ventilated back plates and drums assure certain stops.

Finished in brushed aluminum and with a blue leather interior, the car has been raced on the West Coast since 2009, completing more than ten events. The engine was completely gone through in the summer of 2010 by the James Groom Company, sports car specialists in Berkeley, California. Since this grooming, it has competed in two race events and continues to be a leader in its class.

Nimble and headstrong on the race track, the car is currently registered for the road in California. It will serve a new owner equally well as a vintage race competitor or as a wonderful touring and rally car.

2011-01-25 20:26:24 | terry mcgrath writes:

I notice this car didn't sell at the auction did it in fact get auctioned?
Does anyone know who actually owns the car with no 7 on the side which also appeared at the Quail in 2009

2012-06-10 13:22:08 | Mike May writes:

670110 will soon have a new stablemate as I have traded Kelly Smith 673663 for 670088

2012-12-06 08:23:35 | Mike May writes:

670110 now in primer, restoration has slowed as 670088 has needed prep. for storage.

2015-05-18 12:28:32 | Mike writes:

Most assembly done, top frame being chromed.
Car can be seen at..vcbdsm.com/defaultAutomobiles.html

2016-04-23 13:23:00 | Anonymous writes:

670110 said to be in South of France for a few weeks with engine #W.1155-8.
Another strange detail: as per the vendor, this XK has been dispatched by Max Hoffman in NY City on JAN 31, 1950
Silver with Red trim.

Which is which?

2016-04-28 14:15:18 | Mike May writes:

I have owned this car for many years.
Bill of sale from 1966 and ID photos are posted.
Clones have surfaced in the past.
My engine is not original and was changed by PO.
W1155 engine probably came from an earlier alloy car.
I would like to contact the vendor in the post by Anonymous

2017-07-22 14:46:47 | Mike May writes:

670110 clone is again at auction Mecum Lot R540
Buyer beware.

2017-09-09 16:05:02 | Mike May writes:

Lot R540 was a no sale at $150,000.00
Chassis number was removed and was to be sold on bill of sale only.

This is the same car posted and removed from the RM auction
in Arizona, Thursday, January 20, 2011,LOT: 166

2017-09-11 15:10:31 | terry mcgrath writes:

unfortunately I haven't had the chance to view this car in person but believe there is some connection to an alloy XK120 and had been advised of this 25-30 years ago certainly it has a complete new alloy body as do many alloy 120's. If and when I get a chance to view this car in person we may get to the bottom of the history of this car

2018-06-02 10:16:51 | Anonymous writes:

this car for sale in US at the moment, identification plate not original, all the car looks not original,
instead chassis numbers seem to be original.

2018-06-02 15:24:23 | pauls writes:

Car is offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/2112-Jaguar-XK120%20Alloy-3.8%20Liter%20Inline-6

Sellers description:
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster
Chassis No. 670110, engine no. LA 2767-8
Brushed Aluminum with Blue Leather Interior

This XK120 is a particularly unique alloy example, originally designated for delivery to James Cooke of Toronto Canada. One of just 184 LHD cars built, the car was completed on February 17, 1950, finished in Pastel Blue with Duo-Blue interior, and shipped to Canada. Although little is known about the car during the time it resided in Canada, the next documented owner is known to have been Mr. John D. DeHaan, who purchased the car from Fred Lake, of Brea, California in 1981. At that time, Mr. Lake had two early alloy XK120s for sale, 670110 and 670120, and DeHaan selected 670110 as a rolling chassis, complete with the disassembled alloy body, but no engine. At the time of purchase, the car was titled in California using the engine number W10438. Mr. DeHaan intended to restore the car but never ended up doing so and sold the car to noted Jaguar expert Jim Groom of Groom's Sportscar Services, Berkeley, CA. Shortly after that, the car was purchased by the current owner, who commissioned a restoration, configuring the car specifically for vintage racing. He elected to honor the beautifully constructed alloy body by finishing it in brushed aluminum, with the hood draped in colorful livery depicting the Union Jack. In 2010, Jim Groom was enlisted again to rebuild the engine currently in the car. From 2009 - 2017, the car competed in numerous races on the West Coast, competing in one or two vintage racing events each year, passing technical inspections as noted in the accompanying CSRG Vehicle Log Book #09-001.

Today the car presents as a tribute to the purity and sculptural quality these early XK120s are so admired for. The purposeful raw aluminum body is evocative and handsome, wearing evidence of use with pride. Minor scratches, dents, and occasional surface imperfections add to this car's authenticity and no-nonsense presentation. Overall, the body is in very good condition showing nice contours and panel fit, none of which can be fudged via preparation, filler, or paint. What you see on the surface is actually the body. The comprehensive restoration work performed on the car included removing the windscreen, adding ducted fully covered rear fender spats, a roll bar, and removing the bumpers. In place of the windscreen, a matching formed aluminum cowl fairing and rear view mirror shroud complete the impressive, handcrafted period racing look. Components throughout the car were thoughtfully and comprehensively addressed with vintage appearing presentation in mind. The hood, door (the passenger's door is fixed), and trunk shut and latch properly. The exterior look is completed with understated painted steel wheels, an original Jaguar nose badge, chrome-trimmed headlights, and grille. Overall the exterior visual presentation is one of a delightfully conceived racecar that immediately charms anyone who appreciates the bombastic fury and delight of a purposeful machine crafted with pride.

The nicely restored interior, now shows a light patina, which has settled very evenly into the materials and adds to the cockpit like feel of the car. The leather seats are properly bolstered and comfortable with a nice hue and sheen, while the matching trimmed door panels follow the body contours against the raw aluminum structure. The roll bar, colorfully boasting the many races in which this car has competed features a padded headrest and properly anchored racing seatbelts. The car's owner is on the tall side and the car is currently configured to accommodate a tall driver, with smaller (but correct appearing steering wheel) and fixed driver's seat mounted as close to the floor as possible. A few race required switches on the otherwise largely original dash, a nice set of original instruments, an original black steering wheel, and thoughtfully engineered metal foot pedals further complete the purposeful cockpit, all of which is consistently finished and in very presentable condition. None of the interior components are out of visual character with the exterior appearance of the car, in fact, the look is cohesive and uniformly finished even when opening the doors to reveal the painted metal floor and aluminum formed door skins, here again, finished in raw aluminum. The underside of the trunk features primed red-oxide lightened steel substructure much like aircraft fuselage design, here too very much in keeping with the interior look with the trunk compartment painted metal contrasting against the raw aluminum fuel tank, here too celebrating the elegant and purposeful engineering of a race-bred sports car.

Under the hood, the beautiful 3.8 liter dual-overhead camshaft engine, sourced from a later car, is perfectly at home. The casting finishes have just the right amount of sheen in combination with a blend of correct components and select handmade components in keeping with the vintage nature of the car. The restoration work has settled here as well but the finishes are consistent throughout. The overall condition of the engine is very nice, displaying handsome luster and detailing beyond what is generally seen in a typical vintage racecar. The undercarriage still remains very nicely done revealing the attention to detail given when restored. The car appears to have been properly cleaned and currently shows only minor areas of aging since the restoration was completed. In all, the underside components are very presentable, consistent with the themes of the car, demonstrating proper care and use.

The car starts easily erupting in a fury of sound that captivates innocent bystanders even at a distance. The engine sounds are raw and eager, much like the livery, once again cohesively creating a total experience even when sitting at idle. The gearbox is easily engaged and once underway, within moments you are fully enveloped in a furious combination of wind and noise, much like a fighter pilot might have felt readying for take off. Acceleration is brisk in all gears with tremendous pull and great power as revs climb and you experience that combination of vibration and roar as speeds increase. Handling is a delight when at speed, particularly enhanced by the open coachwork and low profile windscreen.

This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a car that captures the XK120 spirit, in a wonderfully competent and sorted vintage race car. A genuine alloy bodied XK120, this car is exceptionally rare and represents strong value for such a significant car. It has been built by one of the best in the business and is a well-sorted turnkey car that is competitive on the track in addition to being California titled and street legal. This Jaguar offers the next fortunate racing enthusiast a rare opportunity to own and drive a very special and uniquely prepared car, ready for vintage events while still capable of delighting crowds of appreciative onlookers at any show.

2019-12-02 09:24:08 | Mike May writes:

www.ebay.com/itm/1950-Jaguar-XK120/254439779242

Car has a buy it now price of $325,000, now said to be in Hoodsport, Washington, seller mnjliquidators

Seller's description:

My XK120 was built in January of 1950, it was purchased new by a Mr. Knight in Toronto Canada from J.L.Cooke the Canadian distributor.

Subsequently Mr. Knight sold it to Mr. Cooke of Cooke Cement Block in Burlington Ontario who in turn, after extreme usage and the effects of the Canadian winters, sold it to Souter Sports Cars a nearby used car dealer without engine for $200.

At the time I had just arrived from the UK and loving each of the 3 steel roadsters I had previously owned there, I thought the value of this low production European sports classic might increase.

To me these very limited production cars with stunning good looks seemed to represent incredible value and collectability even then.

I purchased it from Souter's in the 1960s, emigrated and moved it with me to California, retaining title ever since.

Early cars when decrepit are very expensive to restore and without the monetary means until later in life, the car remained stored as a basketcase until the turn of the century.

Today, after a very long restoration, the body panels over an ash subframe prepared by Leaping Cats UK are a resplendent in its original silver blue metallic livery with dual-tone blue Connolly leather interior trim.

This car retains its original factory wheel covers, rear fender spats and all unique early features.

The 5 x 5" steel wheels are shod in Dunlop Roadspeed tires.

Period correct rebuilt but replacement motor W1338-8, matching Moss 4 speed transmission and ENV differential are in place.

The Connolly leather interior and Stayfast hood supplied by World Upholstery in CA were copied from original panels

A copy of the Heritage Certificate accompanies the car.

Original side curtains are the only parts needing procurement..

This is one of 240 hand formed aluminum roadsters completed. Each were slightly different but were outwardly almost identical to the later steel cars.

Located in Washington state, this roadster, chassis number 670110, was the 110th Roadster built and it is one of one hundred eighty-four delivered with left-hand drive.

After 46 years of my ownership it is now time for a new keeper.

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