|Drop Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|September 1953||United States|
|Work In Progress|
Record Creation: Entered on 11 December 2008.
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2008-12-11 14:59:47 | Kiwi John writes:
Car offered for sale in New Zealand. Deatils below.
THE PROJECT consists of an XK120 Drop Head Coupe, left hand drive, imported approx 15 years ago. We have registered the vehicle with Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Trust and have the Certificate of authentication. Through some painstaking research I have managed to contact the family of the original owner. The car was sold through Hornburg Jaguar, in Hollywood, U.S.A. The car has only ever been driven by one person, and it is obvious that the car was used for motor sports. The car was sent from the factory with a lightened flywheel. The husband of the lady who's name is recorded as the original owner raced/rallied the vehicle until it died. Several Americans owned the car with a view to restoring the vehicle but never got around to it. At least we have done the dirty work, and the car now boasts a magnificently restored chassis. All the rubber has been replaced - EVERYTHING! I have kept a very detailed spread sheet on how much has been spent on the restoration, and where the parts/& or service was sourced, backed by the appropriate invoice. We have even been able to purchase the leather gaiters which protect the rear suspension. Very elegant!! Apparently these are as rare as rocking horse ma#$%e!! The engine has been rebuilt by one of NZ's better Jag mechanics, himself a very successful motor sports enthusiast. The radiator has been restored to an excellent standard by an aircraft mechanic who specializes in these things. A brand new professionally built wiring loom has been partially installed. This can't be completed until the body has been restored of course. As yet the gearbox and differential have not been restored, but initial inspection suggests that simply dismantling, cleaning and new oil will do wonders for the old dear!! We also have a spare gearbox with overdrive attached. It is a Moss Box. We have an original radio, The Radio Mobile, which will look stunning when fitted to the walnut dashboard. This was not with the car, it was something we already had in the garage. There is also a magnificent Connolly Leather complete upholstery kit, including Mohair hood cover. The colour of this beige/tan/biscuit. There are new sills, knock offs (painted wires) complete with new tyres. New tail light plinths, together with numerous other bits and pieces I can't begin to remember
2018-12-01 22:49:34 | John Elmgreen writes:
This car is now back in the UK, having been restored in NZ.