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679077

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Record Creation: Entered on 3 December 2018.

 

Heritage Notes

The car is recorded as being Twilight Blue exterior with Blue interior.

Owner: Jack Jolly

This 1951 XK120 has been owned since new by my father (Gordon) and we are in the process of having it restored. Through this forum I got a great lead on the special-order color Twilight Blue so its already proved its worth to me!

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Updated May 27th, 2014. Not legal proof of ownership.

Photos of 679077

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Exterior Photos (10)

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Interior Photos (1)

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Details Photos: Exterior (13)

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Detail Photos: Interior (3)

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Detail Photos: Engine (4)

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Detail Photos: Other (3)

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Restoration Photos: Start (7)

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Restoration Photos: Paint (1)

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2012-07-03 09:21:14 | Jack Jolly writes:

I need help trying to make up Twilight Blue with modern-day colors!!! I've recently discovered that this IS an official Jag color but limited availability - this being the case I think it would pay to stick with the original color.

2017-07-26 12:42:35 | Rob Reilly writes:

Twilight Blue Metallic has been discussed on the XK forum of www.jag-lovers.com and someone found a modern equivalent.

2018-12-03 14:32:15 | pauls writes:

Car was sold at RM Hershey in 2018

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf18/hershey/lots/r0041-1951-jaguar-xk-120-fixed-head ...

Auction description:

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 2018

Chassis No.679077

Engine No.W 3628-8

Gearbox No.JH 7522

Body No.J 1097

Single ownership from new

Matching-numbers drivetrain

Original color combination of Twilight Blue with Dark Blue interior

Recent body-off restoration

Scored 98.4 points in Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA) competition; shown for the first time in 2018

Includes Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) Certificate and original owner’s manual, jack, and partial tool roll

This elegant Twilight Blue 1951 XK 120 FHC was purchased new by its current owner in February 1952 from Continental Motors in Hartford, Connecticut. A wealthy insurance executive placed a deposit on the new Jaguar, directing the dealer to have the car fitted with a set of Borrani wire wheels before he took delivery. He later discovered that he would be unable to race the Jaguar with his friends, who all owned Porsches, and walked away from the purchase never having taken title to the car. The current owner spotted the XK 120 on the dealer’s lot and made a deal to pay the remaining balance due on the car and became its first owner. It was driven on a regular basis until 1977, when it was parked after traveling just 65,000 miles.

After sitting for several years, the original and current owner commissioned Eddie Adams of Eddies Antique Auto in Elwood, New Jersey, to perform a full frame-off restoration. The color of this XK 120 is Twilight Blue Metallic, a color the factory applied to only approximately 70 cars according to research done by the owner. The interior restoration was done by George Dussack of Bayside Auto Trim with correct materials sourced from World Upholstery. Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the restoration, and the results are truly stunning, earning it a score of 98.4 points in JCNA in 2018, the first year it has been shown since restoration was completed.

This exceptional XK 120 presents a rare opportunity to acquire a one-owner, show-quality Jaguar and begin a new chapter in the history of this magnificent automobile.

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