|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Max Hoffman, New York|
|14 February 1952||United States|
|1952||Old English White|
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2008-07-03 15:19:36 | Lofty writes:
For sale June 2008
1952 XK 120 FHC LHD. Ground up rebuild. Front disc brakes (MkIX). Steel wheels. Spats. OEW. Red interior. Bucket seats. Chassis 679368. Jonh Sansome 01908 543675. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-03-26 22:02:10 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 4/17
Auction Techno-Classica 2017
Lot Number 115
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 679368
Chassis number '679368' comes with a JDHT Certificate revealing that it was despatched in February 1952 to the distributor Hoffman in the USA.
There are invoices in a large file relating to extensive restoration works undertaken in 2004/2005 by various specialists, totalling in excess of £48,000. A photographic record of the restoration is available, and the car also comes with two substantial history files. Finished in Old English White with red leather interior, this XK120 is offered with an old-style logbook and UK registration document.
2019-01-07 09:25:06 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
Built February 1952, this Fixed Head Coupé was designated for the US market and distributed via Hoffmans Ltd. It would remain in America until the mid 1990s when it was repatriated to the UK.
In long term ownership since its return, the Coupe underwent an extensive, body off restoration in 2004/2005. Various upgrades make the Jaguar a more sporting and practical option that its standard brethren, in the style of a Nigel Dawes car. These include:
– A fast road specification 3.4 engine that includes large, 2” SU Carbs, later, large capacity sump etc.
– Power assisted rack and pinion steering
– Synchromesh gearbox with Overdrive
– Coopercraft front disc brake conversion
– Stiffer, more compliant front shock absorbers
– Telescopic shock absorbers on the rear
– New chrome wire wheels with Vredestein tyres.
Similar cosmetic improvements have been made inside which include period correct bucket seats and wood rimmed steering wheel. Presented with the car is a superb history file which includes a wealth of invoices and images depicting its extensive restoration and continued maintenance.