|Open Two Seater||Biscuit + Red|
|Left Hand Drive||Gunmetal|
|Max Hoffman, New York|
|20 September 1950||United States|
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2009-01-22 18:57:22 | Adam Dewar writes:
Any info on this car and how to get a heritage certificate would be appreciated
2009-01-23 06:36:00 | Peter Ingram writes:
Go to www.jdht.com
I think your g/box number should be JH 4271. The byild date is 1950 September
2014-03-20 13:14:28 | Adam Dewar writes:
I have the Heritage certificate for my car showing that it was built in 1950 and imported into the USA by Hoffman Motor Co.
I am trying to find early owner history or any information related to the car.
Any leads will be most appreciated.
2015-09-14 21:44:27 | adam writes:
If the car was built late Sept 1950 and dispatched 26 Fed 1951, would the car be classified as a 1950 or 1951
Just curious, Thanks.
2015-09-16 11:02:05 | Peter Ingram writes:
Adam: Both dates are honest but custom uses the build date. - The on-the-road date can be months or even years later. Also a 51 Model could have been introduced in preceding year
2019-02-06 11:55:37 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 1/19
1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Sold for US$ 95,200 inc. premium
The Scottsdale Auction
17 Jan 2019
Chassis no. 670748
Engine no. W2112-8
*Beautifully presented in period-correct Silver over red livery
*Recent comprehensive restoration performed
*Retains matching numbers engine and cylinder head
*Offered with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, tools and much paraphernalia
This beautiful XK120 Roadster—or Open Two-Seater as officially called in the day—first roared to life inside Jaguar's Coventry facility on September 20th, 1950. As an early production car, it features some desirable early-production details, and was really coming off the line not long after the first batch of alloy bodied XK120's was produced. Originally finished in black over a biscuit and red trimmed interior and gunmetal colored convertible top, this left-hand drive Roadster was destined for the US market and was dispatched to Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York in February of 1951. It has likely remained within the United States since.
The car is believed to have been bought new by a dentist in Miami, FL, and been in the care of just three owners since then. The XK was purchased by the consignor in 2008, and has since been treated to a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration. During the meticulous process, the body was stripped and repainted in the period-correct silver color, while the chassis was refurbished as well. Engine, gearbox, and clutch systems were evaluated and restored, as was the electrical system, brightwork, and interior.
Today, this iconic sports car is beautifully presented inside and out. Under the bonnet, the original matching-numbers, 3.4-liter XK engine and 4-speed transmission give this XK120 performance on par with its striking looks. The silver paintwork nicely suits the sensuous curves of the body and accentuates the complimentary red leather interior. The bodywork is straight with good panel fitment and the paintwork has a lustrous shine. The minimal brightwork on this XK120 is in very good condition, as is the leather interior, which is nicely trimmed and shows minimal signs of wear. This XK120 is well-sorted throughout and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner, on spirited open-air drives, touring events, or car shows. It offers a great opportunity to acquire an engaging driver's car that is also beautiful and eligible for various driving events.