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Record Creation: Entered on 19 January 2006.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

Heritage Notes

With Glasspar fiberglass top

Owner: Lieven Goeman

Urologist

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Updated December 25th, 2015. Not legal proof of ownership.

Photos of 670405

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Interior Photos (1)

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Details Photos: Exterior (1)

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2006-01-19 14:53:34 | Daniel Thompson writes:

Information entered by Daniel Thompson of the Canadian XK register

dthompson@gbc.ca or dthompson@videotron.ca

2009-03-30 21:23:56 | Daniel Thompson writes:

By pure luck, I just stumbled across a color slide of this car taken in 1957 by my father! I will have to get it digitized and post it here.

2009-10-15 08:31:54 | pauls writes:

Car listed in Hemmings
www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/jaguar/xk_120/912900.html

Sellers description:
First time offered for sale to the public. This two owner 1950 xk120 is described as an excellent unmolested original car with 77,000 miles. Metallic Light blue with red leather interior.Listed on xkdata at www.xkdata.com/cars/detail/ .Car also has a removable hard top, windows, tools and service manual. Service history since new. XK120’s, especially roadsters, are becoming increasingly difficult to find in original condition. $62,000

2009-12-23 16:02:27 | Chris Henstridge writes:

This was my father's car 1953-1995. Sold after he passed away. He bought from Decarie Motors w/ 1,500 miles on it. Update mentions it's in WhiteRock or Langley. I'm in Vancouver and would love to see it again. I have pictures and stories to share with current owner. Please email.

2013-12-26 00:20:42 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/14
www.bonhams.com/auctions/21392/lot/153/

Auction description:
1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Chassis no. 670405

*Highly original and unrestored XK120
*Largely preserved car with original body and interior
*Few owners, believed to be fewer than 85,000 miles from new
*Offered with rare Glasspar hardtop
*Eligible for many rallies and driving events

As indicated by Jaguar's archives, this XK120 was built in the summer of 1950 as a left hand drive Roadster, in silver over red upholstery with a gunmetal top. Its original distributor is recorded in Jaguar's archives as Thomas Plimley of Vancouver, Canada. The consignor states that the Jaguar's first owner was the founder and President of the Montreal Jaguar Owners' Club, and understands that the car was first registered in Montreal, Quebec, in 1951. As a Canadian-delivery model, this XK120 was fitted with European "tripod" headlamps, adding to its appeal. It also features a heater, unusual because Jaguars of the day lacked this comfort item. Because the Montreal Jaguar dealer also sold new Packards, a Packard under-seat heater was neatly installed upside-down beneath the dashboard, no doubt adding to the car's cold-weather usefulness.

After the original owner's death in the mid-1990s, the car was acquired by its second owner, Mr. Dean Watson. The consignor purchased the car in 2008 with just over 77,000 miles recorded, and took it home to British Columbia. He believed that this XK120's indicated mileage of around 84,000 was original, while further feeling that the car was never exposed to rain or road salt. The Jaguar appears to have benefitted from installation of a new clutch and throw-out bearing, while there is a new stainless-steel exhaust system underneath. The internal condition of the engine is unknown, but the consignor says the compression is excellent, and the car runs well.

With just three devoted owners from new, this 1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster displays a pleasing patina of age in every aspect. Retaining its original red leather upholstery, convertible top, and tonneau cover - all in very good condition - this XK120 is a survivor that reflects its age with dignity and the well-worn feeling of a precious heirloom. Even the spare tire is believed to be the one it left the factory with, while a factory service manual and maintenance handbook are included. Also included is a rare Glasspar plastic hardtop. According to the website "Forgotten Fiberglass", Glasspar, a Southern California company known for manufacturing after-market hardtops in the 1950s and early 1960s, offered these desirable accessories through Jaguar dealers in North America. A great and very original example of the classic 120 Roadster, with a clear history from day one, this is a fine way to experience Sir William Lyons' most memorable achievement.

2014-10-26 19:16:12 | pauls writes:

Sold for US$ 72,600 inc. premium

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