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ALLOY

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Record Creation: Entered on 26 November 2021.

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Heritage Notes

Full list of registration numbers: 755NMB (United States, NV) ; 913GYE (United States, AZ) ; ALLOY (United States, WA) ; 01016J (Australia) ; .

Car History

Venezuela, UK, USA

Owner: Josh Reed

Been bitten by the Jag bug !

(email)

Updated February 16th, 2024. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2005-12-04 10:27:59 | pauls writes:

Car was at BJ auction in '00

www.barrettjackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp

Auction description:

1949 JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY ROADSTER

LOT #969 - RESERVE

2000 BJCCA CCA

HIGH BID OF $75,000

OPTIONS

COLOR - RED

TRANS - MANUAL

CYLINDERS - 6

ENGINE SIZE - 3.5L

HORSEPOWER - 160HP

VIN - 670111


And again in '00 LOT #656 - RESERVE

1949 JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY ROADSTER

2000 BJCCA CCA

HIGH BID OF $91,000

COLOR - RED

TRANS - MANUAL

CYLINDERS - 6

ENGINE SIZE - 3.5L

HORSEPOWER - 160HP

VIN - 670111

CONDITION - ORIGINAL

Rare alloy body. this vehicle scored 99.36 points and won 1st in class award at the jaguar club national concours d'elegance meet held august 1989 in Bend Oregon. it was also the recipient of the "best of show award" for this national event. it has been in a private collection since winning this prestigious event in 1989 and never driven.

2006-01-19 20:30:18 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '02

www.barrettjackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp

Auction description:

1949 JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY ROADSTER

LOT #654 - RESERVE

2002 BJCCA CCA

SOLD FOR $129,600

COLOR - RED

TRANS - 4-SPEED

CYLINDERS - 6

ENGINE SIZE - 3442 CC

HORSEPOWER - 160

VIN - 670111

Total frame-off restoration in 1989. Scored 99.36 in Jaguar National Concours d'elegance and won 1st place in class and best of show. Stored in climate controlled facility until recent sort out by current owner. The car drives exceptionally well. Only 240 alloy bodied XK120's were built. It is a numbers matching car. All correct restoration including ultra rare aluminum hub brake drums. Includes original tool kit, air pump and jack. The car has been refreshed and sorted by local Jaguar experts. Only 27,500 original miles.

2012-01-13 21:22:06 | Jim Caraher writes:

I have a complete photographic and cost bill concerning many alloys but after spending much time typing I was dropped from the sight. Contact me if you want details or I will try another time. Jim

2017-07-09 14:57:42 | capt RD writes:

At Auction RM Sotheby's Monterrey Aug 17 2017

www.rmsothebys.com/mo17/monterey/lots/1950-jaguar-xk-120-alloy-roadster/1704250

Auction description:

Monterey 18-19 August 2017

Lot 135

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

Chassis no. 670111

Engine no. W 1216-8

Body no. F 1141

$300,000 - $400,000

To be auctioned on Friday, August 18, 2017

Please note that this lot is titled as a 1949.

One of 242 alloy-bodied XK 120s

Finished in the original color combination

Former JCNA class winner as well as Best of Show recipient

Well-maintained, recently freshened concours restoration

Documented with its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) certificate

The car offered here is recognized by Jaguar Heritage as having been manufactured on 26 January 1950 and shipped on 10 February to CAMAV, the Jaguar distributor in Caracas, Venezuela, a country that at the time had its fair share of wealthy sports car enthusiasts. Finished in Red over Biscuit and Red upholstery, with a fawn soft top, its next known owner was James Caraher of Tacoma, Washington, in 1979. The XK 120 was restored under Caraher's tenure and later sold to Robert Ames of Seattle in the late 1980s. Ames proceeded to refine the restoration and elevate the car to concours condition. Shortly thereafter it was entered in the fourth Biennial JCNA Concours at Bend, Oregon, in August 1989, winning its class with 99.36 points as well as being awarded Best of Show, as confirmed by the JCNA.

The Jaguar was acquired by the current consignor in the early 2000s and has recently been sorted by XKs Unlimited of San Luis Obispo, California, following many years of climate-controlled storage. Much of the original restoration is well-preserved and still very authentic, including the correct, rare aluminum-hub brake drums. The original engine block matches the JDHT certificate, though the cylinder head is an unstamped replacement unit. Further, the car is accompanied by a correct tool kit, air pump, and jack.

An alloy XK 120 is a figurehead of any proper sports car collection, and this is a fine example, benefiting from an interesting history and excellent enthusiast care over the last three decades.

2017-08-26 00:00:40 | Mike May writes:

What is with the red engine compartment ????
Sold $330,000 at Monterey.

2017-08-28 16:06:48 | terry mcgrath writes:

believe it or not certain cars had the engine bay painted in body colour

2017-08-29 16:46:51 | Mike May writes:

Terry,
Where do you get your info.? What alloy car engine bay was painted body colour from the factory?
Picture of this car from 2006 shows black.
Why would accelerator linkage be painted as well.

2017-08-30 06:46:58 | Ferruccio Camerlengo writes:

Even if here is not the right place, I would like to add a comment about the color of 120 engine bays , seen by me on original cars for restoration with clear tracks of original paint :

- some early 120s in Rhd , UK cars, have engine bay body color, year 1951 as example

- few early 120 in Lhd, in this case I noticed 2 Pastel Green Metallic cars, engine bay in body colour, year 1950

- ( obviously Lhd 120s 1950-1952 engine bay in black, later 120s body colour )

2017-09-02 00:01:56 | terry mcgrath writes:

I have a period photo of Alloy car in Hornburg hands showing an engine bay all painted white.
The concession is that the underside of the bonnet which is still painted black and you can see the body number chalked onto underside of bonnet.

I have other photos also showing clearly engine bays that are not black as well.
I mentioned "certain" cars and by this I believe cars intended for carshows/display when new.
Certainly 670111 was most likely black this paint a bituminous based painted applied with a paintbrush of course!

2018-01-13 15:07:13 | pauls writes:

Car currently offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/2029-Jaguar-XK120%20Alloy%20Roadster-3.4%20Litre%20 ...

Sellers description:
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster
s/n 670111, Engine no. W1216-8
Red with Tan Leather Interior

This particular XK120 is an excellent alloy example, presented in beautiful colors, sporting correct and rare rear fender spats just as it was delivered when new. Scoring 99.36 as the 1989 JCNA Best of Show and Best of Class winner, this matching-numbers Jaguar was restored to the highest standards available at that time. One of just 184 LHD cars built, the car was completed on January 26, 1950 and shipped to Jaguar distributor CAMAV in Caracas, Venezuela, in part to meet the demand from the remarkable number of wealthy Venezuelan sports car enthusiasts that were eager to purchase the newest British sports car. Likely enjoyed for several years and eventually imported to the US, by 1979, the car found its way to the next known owner, James Caraher of Tacoma, Washington. Caraher elected to restore the car, later selling it to Robert Ames of Seattle in the late 1980s. Ames then refined the restoration, elevating it to concours winning condition winning Best of Show at the Bend, Oregon 4th Biennial JCNA. In the years since, the car has enjoyed climate-controlled storage and gentle use including sorting and freshening performed in the early 2000s by marque specialists XKs Unlimited in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Today the car presents as a very nice example of a once spectacular show winning restoration. Although the finishes are showing signs of age, the former and current owners have exhibited great care while driving and maintaining this wonderful car. The paint still remains very glossy throughout with some areas showing signs of road use and a few minor blemishes. Overall the body is in very good condition showing remarkably well given the restoration work that was done over 30 years ago. Panels are very nicely done with some fit irregularities along the upper shut line of the trunk lid. The hood, doors, and trunk shut and latch properly. The chrome is in good to very good condition with the grille appearing to be the least reflective, while the remaining chrome is very much in keeping with the overall finish of the body. Emblems, and minor trim including the windscreen are all in good to very good condition. A new set of period correct Vredestein tires has been recently mounted on the factory solid wheels, which are very nicely painted and trimmed to match the body color. Overall the exterior visual presentation is one of a delightfully matured restoration that still charms even the most ardent Jaguar enthusiast.

The interior has been correctly restored and now shows a comfortable patina, which has settled very evenly into the materials. None of the interior components are out of visual character with the settled appearance of the car. The leather seats are quite nice, still properly bolstered and comfortable with a nice hue and sheen. Carpeting and door panels are also in good condition with a few slight marks from use and some mild toning in the driver's side foot well. The dash and instrumentation are all in very nice condition, all of which appear to function as expected with very nice nomenclature, needles, and delightful dial faces. The switches, gearshift lever, and emergency brake handle are all in very nice condition with no notable flaws. The trunk is very much in keeping with the interior condition. Materials show a bit of use but still very tidy including the spare tire storage area.

Under the hood, the beautiful Jaguar dual-overhead camshaft engine still sparkles and delights with excellent finishes and correct components. The restoration work has settled here as well but the finishes are still very nice overall with some mellowing and evidence of mild use now showing in the lower portion of the engine compartment. The overall condition of the engine is very nice displaying admirable luster throughout, correct factory hardware, and proper detailing. The undercarriage still remains very nicely done with proper finishes showing some aging now after several years have passed since restoration. In all, the underside components are very presentable and worthy of the high points this car achieved when it was freshly restored. Clearly proper care and storage have minimized the impact of time on what was a remarkable restoration, still holding up very nicely after all these years.

The car starts easily in part due to a very convenient and easy to use electric choke. Concealed on the passenger side under the dash, a small button is pulled out for starting. After a few minutes when the car has reached operating temperature, the button is simply pressed in and a lower idle settles the engine. Driving the car is quite easy with the engine functioning smoothly and the gearbox quietly agreeing with each easy up-shift. The clutch takes up properly, oil pressure is good, the system charges as expected, and there is no oil smoke when running. Driving manners are as one might expect for a car more than half a century old, but acceleration is brisk and cornering still very much a delight when at speed, particularly given the open coachwork. The car comes with a matching tan convertible top, side curtains, and side curtain covers, as well as a correct tool kit, air pump, and factory jack.

This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a car that once achieved the highest levels of judging any vintage Jaguar can obtain. As one of the most iconic and significant cars of the 20th century, a genuine handmade aluminum XK120 roadster must be considered one of the premier examples of automotive art in any collection. Finished in beautiful colors and eagerly awaiting ongoing care or further freshening, this Jaguar offers the next fortunate enthusiast a rare opportunity to own and drive a rare and lovingly restored beauty, still very capable of dazzling a crowd of appreciative onlookers.

2018-12-28 09:31:28 | Anonymous writes:

apart from engine bay opinions, I have in this moment in my hands 2 original data plate of 2 alloy cars , one earlier, one later of the car mentioned .

I must say that the commission / data plate looks almost good, but the original ones I have in my hands in this moment are very slightly different, the H letter to name the first difference, and many more . . . .

the original seats were red-biscuit .

( I must say that, in my opinion, experts think differently from judges, points, best in shows etc . . . )

2018-12-28 09:36:45 | Anonymous writes:

. . .and the -dipstick inspection lid- is different on alloy 120s, why we have here a normal one ?

2018-12-29 10:55:53 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/xk-120/2203223.html

Seller's description:

Location: West Gosford, AUSTRALIA

VIN #: 670111

Mileage: 28,000

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Mint

Exterior: Red

Interior: Tan

Matching numbers

1 of 242 Alloy bodied examples manufactured

1 of 184 LHD produced

Concours condition

Jaguar Heritage Certificate

Masterful restoration

Coming up to Sotheby's auction Arizona in January 2019 Lot 169

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az19/arizona/lots/r0129-1950-jaguar-xk-120-alloy-road ...

We are proud to present a matching number, alloy bodied 1949 Jaguar XK120 Roadster. With a mere 242 aluminium examples were built before the XK120 shifted to steel production, making the lighter and handcrafted aluminium cars forever rare and desirable. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a car that previously achieved the highest levels of judging any vintage Jaguar can obtain. As one of the most iconic and significant cars of the 20th century, a genuine handmade aluminium XK120 roadster must be considered one of the premier examples of automotive art in any collection.

Its stunning appearance highlights a pristine body that's finished in its original colour combination of Red and contrasts beautifully over a tan leather interior. Its elegant design boasts a release of luxury, performance and class and presents a true survivor as a rare, collectible historic classic.

Featuring a 4-speed manual transmission, the XK120 was powered through twin overhead camshafts that ran through an aluminium-alloy cylinder head. The 3.4L XK L6 engine embodied the best of modern design and offered a drive style that would later be admired and recognized as one of Jaguars finest vintage classic productions.

Delivered new to a Jaguar Distributor CAMAV in Caracas, Venezuela after completion in January of 1950, it was later imported to the US where it resided in Washington under the care of James Caraher of Tacoma, where the vehicle underwent a tasteful restoration. In the late 1980's this example was acquired by Robert Ames where it received a refined restoration, resulting this Jaguar XK120 now presenting in concours condition.

This classic went on to win the ‘Best of Show at the bend, Oregon 4th Biennial JCNA.” Since then this example has enjoyed climate-controlled storage and gentle use including sorting and freshening, performed in the early 2000s by Marque Specialists XKs Unlimited in California.

Often referred as the alloy-bodied prototype of the XK120, these vehicles featured one of the most beautiful body designs to grace the market and are a sight unseen in this condition, this example is an incredibly rare investment opportunity and highly collectible as a limited produced Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster.

With an intention to produce only 200 alloy bodied units, William Lyons showcased the elegant design of the Jaguar XK120 at the ‘Earls court Motor Show' in 1948. Hand built in the best vintage tradition, a total of only 242 were finished in the ash framed alloy coachwork before later being re-engineered and sold with a steel body.

2019-01-21 07:48:29 | pauls writes:

Did not sell at above auction.

2020-01-28 20:15:50 | James Caraher writes:

My name is James Caraher Jr, Son of James who built this car. I remember it well. My dad meticulously restored this car when I was a child. I was their when it won 1st place national. My dad was forced to sell the car in the late 80's to help take care of his daughter who had cancer. It broke his hart. James passed this last April at the age of 72. He restored and worked on cars his whole life. This one took him about 20 years to finish. He traveled all over to get parts and knowledge on the car, even went to the Jaguar factory.He was an encyclopedia on Jaguar knowledge. At the time I was not interested in the Jags, more American muscle. But I have come to my senses and am currently putting together a '70 Xj6. Turns out I know way more than I thought about them. He defiantly rubbed off on me.

I found this thread and thought I would reach out. I am looking for the car. It would mean the world to me to come see it. I have first hand knowledge of the restoration and actually worked on the car. I also have some pieces I've kept that belong to the car. If the owner reads this please reach out. I go by Matt and live in Tacoma, WA. finishlinerecycling@gmail.com

Any information on the current owner would me much appreciated, this is not a joke....

2020-01-28 20:49:23 | James Caraher writes:

I have to say after reading all of this I think the history on the car is a bit off. Over the years the story has changed quite a bit. It has actually won many awards several times over. I would be happy to discus the history with the current owner :)

2020-12-17 10:10:27 | Anonymous writes:

Back at Auction : collectingcars.com/for-sale/1950-jaguar-xk120-roadster-1

2021-11-26 09:08:08 | pauls writes:

Now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jaguar/xk120/2516324.html

Location: Erina, AUSTRALIA

1950 Jaguar XK120

USD $358,000

VIN #: 670111

Mileage: 28,284

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior: Red

Interior: Tan Cream

- One of just 184 LHD cars built

 - Handmade Alloy Body

 - Matching-numbers Jaguar

 - Show winning restoration completed some 30 years ago and still in immaculate condition

 - Matching tan convertible top, side curtains, and side curtain covers

 - Correct tool kit, air pump, and factory jack

This particular XK120 is an excellent alloy example, presented in beautiful red with a Tan leather interior, sporting correct and rare rear fender spats just as it was delivered when new. This car is one of just 184 LHD cars built; the car was completed on January 26, 1950 and shipped to Jaguar distributor CAMAV in Caracas, Venezuela.

The car comes with a matching tan convertible top, side curtains, and side curtain covers, as well as a correct tool kit, air pump, and factory jack.

A genuine handmade aluminium XK120 roadster must be considered one of the premier examples of automotive art in any collection, this Jaguar offers the next fortunate enthusiast a rare opportunity to own and drive a rare and lovingly restored beauty, still very capable of dazzling a crowd of appreciative onlookers. 

The accuracy of this listing has not been verified by Hemmings. All information has been provided by the seller, and buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed Item. We recommend that you physically inspect the Item before purchasing.

2023-06-19 08:16:56 | DeWayne Adamson writes:

I owned this car from about 1999 until sold at BJ in 2002. I purchased the car from Tony Carlini in California shortly before he died. Wish I still had it.

2023-06-19 09:43:41 | Mike May writes:

DeWayne,

Do you have any period (especially detail) photos of this car?

If so will you post some here or email them to me?

mike@xkss.com 670088 670110


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