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2005-12-24 11:03:28 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '05
www.practicalclassics.co.uk/auctionlot/by-id/880609727/

Auction description:
Lot 121: 1950 Jaguar XK120 'Alloy' Competition Roadster
Important Sports & Competition Motor Cars, Bonhams (16th September 2005)
Overview
Finished in silver grey with grey/blue interior, left-hand drive chassis number ‘670119’ is one of the 240 lightweight, alloy-bodied cars produced before the switch to steel. Modified for club racing, it features aero screens and cloth-upholstered lightweight racing bucket seats, while the bumpers have been removed to further reduce weight. Incorporating its original block but fitted with ‘head number ‘F2918-9S’, the engine boasts larger valves, ‘hotter’ camshafts and twin sand-cast 2” SU carburettors, the latter’s filter box being fed via a duct leading from the right-side headlight aperture. Borrani hubs and wire wheels are fitted, offering improving brake cooling and weight reduction. We are advised that the vehicle has not been used for a number of years and will require re-commissioning before further use.

Lot Details
Auction Important Sports & Competition Motor Cars
Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, Chichester
Type Car
Lot Number 121
Estimate £55000-£75000
Hammer Price £65000
Hammer Price (inc premium) £73000
Year 1950
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage -
Chassis number 670119
Engine number W1192-8

2006-03-08 10:24:44 | pauls writes:

Car now located and offered for sale at:
www.docsjags.com/sales/xks/xks_120s/120s.htm
Phoenix, Arizona.

Description:
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Serial number 670119 “the most important all aluminum “alloy” Le mans competition roadster ever offered; ash frame with alloy coachwork; this is the number #119 of 200 left drive aluminum lightweight 120’s built by the factory and only one of 29 equipped by the factory with a "9s" compression special racing head #f2918-9s. Car has matching block.

Ex Walter hill collection; all paperwork, archive report and period photos accompany this car.

Following special features:
1. Weight reduction- bumpers removed. Etc
2. Factory original bucket seats (“Lemont style”) trimmed in Bedford cord for comfort in endurance races. (English “twill cord” fabric).
3. Drag reduction factory numbered aero screens
4. Race engineered carburetor air inlet (filter box) duct (cold air box) being fed by ducting through passenger headlight opening.
5. Aluminum Borani hubs and wire wheels fitted.(1950 vintage)
6. Improved brake Coolingand weight reduction.
7. Larger valves, stronger cams, etc.
8. Period Le Mans “c”type spec 2 inch sand cast period carburetors
9 .modified for endurance and “club” racing with hand re-formed rear fenders (eliminating recess for fender skirts)
10. Factory adjusted increased height of trunk shelf to accommodate Borani wire spare wheel.
11. Same set up as the firsts two winning 120’s in 1949, at Silverstone, placing 1st and 2nd..
12. Re-fitted with duel exhaust system.

Purchased by Walter hill in 1985. Now owned by the famous doc’s jags inc of Scottsdale, Arizona.................... Never again......................... Price $245,000 firm

2006-04-29 08:59:29 | pauls writes:

Link for 9/05 auction:
www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r

Auction info:
Sale 12172 - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex

Lot No: 121Ω
1950 Jaguar XK120 'Alloy' Competition Roadster
Chassis no. 670119
Engine no. W1192-8

2007-09-19 20:29:15 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '07
www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r

Auction description:
Sale 15398 - An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia, 17 Aug 2007
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, Carmel, California
Lot No: 452•
The ex-Walter Hill
1950 Jaguar XK120 ‘Alloy’ Competition Roadster
Chassis no. 670119
Engine no. W1192-8

Left-hand drive chassis number ‘670119’ was manufactured on February 8th 1950 and sold by Max Hoffman in New York. It is one of the first 240 lightweight, alloy-bodied cars produced before the switch to steel, and thus one of the most desirable and sought after of all XK120s.

‘670119’ appears to have been modified for racing at the factory: there are no tell-tale welding scars from the rear trunk shelf having been raised to accommodate a spare, an unnecessary item for racing, while the rear fender has no skirt recess and no lead in the arch. Incorporating its original block but fitted with a later 9.0:1 compression ratio ’head number ‘F2918-9S’, the engine boasts larger valves, ‘hotter’ camshafts and twin sand-cast 2” SU carburetors, the latter’s factory fitted cold air box being fed via a duct leading from the right-side headlight aperture. The seats are Le Mans-specification racing seats, not buckets, while the aero screens likewise are Le Mans items and original, not added later as replacements. Legitimate in-period Borrani hubs and wire wheels are fitted, offering improving brake cooling and weight reduction. The car retains its original racing brake drums; the dual exhaust though, is a later modification.

The car was purchased by the current owner at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Meeting Sale on September 16th 2005 (Lot 121) having previously formed part of the Walter Hill Collection from 1985 to 2005. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms that it was originally finished in pale blue, but while with Hill the car – possibly repainted at time of modification in the early 1950s - had the same sand color as present. Unused for several years at time of purchase in 2005, ‘670119’ has since been re-commissioned by Bob Baker’s specialist restoration shop in Phoenix, Arizona where it was fully restored to its original factory racing specification in every respect. Essentially, everything that leaks, dries up or falls off was replaced, together with all the accessories, and the engine brought back to full running condition. As the car had been raced in the 1950s, Bob Baker preserved as much of the patina as possible.

Offered with the aforementioned Jaguar Heritage Certificate, sundry restoration invoices and a volume of photographs from the Walter Hill Collection, this car could be driven over to Pebble Beach for the Concours without any reservation.

2018-12-06 13:43:09 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

ckl.co.uk/sales/1950-jaguar-alloy-xk120/

Seller's description:

CKL are delighted to offer this 1950 Jaguar XK120 ‘Alloy’ Competition Roadster. Chassis number ‘670119’ was produced as one of the 240 lightweight alloy roadsters, which today, are highly sought after. This very attractive example was manufactured on February 8th, 1950 and was sold to its first owner in New York, from where it would be enjoyed and indeed occasionally raced at Club level events.

670119 would become part of the legendary Walter Hill collection in Florida from 1985 to 2005 where it was maintained but only lightly used. In 2005, the collection was sold and split up. The alloy XK120 roadster was purchased and passed through Bob Baker’s specialist restoration shop in Phoenix, Arizona.

The car was then bought by its current owner who would bring the car to CKL in 2010 to be brought back to life, including an engine refresh, back axle overhaul, some body attention as well as general sympathetic re-commissioning. Care was taken not to lose the original patina of this remarkable survivor during this work.

The car has bucket seats and aero-screens, and remains matching-number except for the cylinder head which was changed in period for one with bigger valves. The engine is fitted with huge 2 inch sand-cast aluminium H8 C type carburetors and a sports exhaust. The car stands on aluminium-rim wire wheels.

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