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 679842 25 July 1952
 W5437-8 
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 3 July 1952 United States
 
 1952 Maroon
 2021 Tan
 Rest: Nice 
  La Rochelle
  
  
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BelgiumOBQ878

United KingdomWXG268

FranceEJ760JK

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Record Creation: Entered on 19 August 2021.

 

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2015-05-01 13:41:19 | XK Data writes:

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  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: OBQ878|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: Belgium|
  • 2016-01-03 19:43:48 | XK Data writes:

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  • Current City was added: Grays
  • Current Country was changed from Belgium to United Kingdom
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was changed from OBQ878| to OBQ878|WXG268|
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  • 2017-01-30 21:05:38 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current City was changed from Grays to La Rochelle
  • Current Country was changed from United Kingdom to France
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was changed from OBQ878|WXG268| to OBQ878|WXG268|EJ760JK|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was changed from Belgium|United Kingdom| to Belgium|United Kingdom|France|
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    2015-04-26 20:57:39 | pauls writes:

    Car offered at:
    www.oldtimerfarm.be/en/collection-cars-for-sale/2002/jaguar-xk-120-fhc-c-type-52 ...

    Sellers description:
    Jaguar XK 120 FHC C-Type '52
    Construction year: 1952
    KM: 70000
    Gears: manual
    Steering: LHD
    Price: €79.950

    This car is just in at Oldtimerfarm, Aalter Belgium.

    2015-12-30 18:40:47 | pauls writes:

    Ebay item 12/30/15
    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301835436562
    Classified ad price £85,000. Car now said to be in GRAYS, United Kingdom. Seller vandpcars.

    Sellers description:
    Arriving first week January 2016.

    This is a fully restored car that has had a body off frame restoration & is in perfect condition.

    The car was fitted from new with Spats & pressed wheels. I tis finished in gleaming burgundy paint with a contrasting biscuit interior. The car is fitted with a C type head for extra performance.

    2016-05-14 14:35:48 | pauls writes:

    Car now offered at:
    www.vandp.net/sales/689/1952-jaguar-xk120-fhc-lhd/

    Sellers description:
    1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC LHD
    Chassis number: 079842
    Registration number: WXG268

    Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC LHD for sale. This is a fully restored Jaguar XK120 that has had a body off frame restoration and is in perfect condition.

    The Jaguar XK120 was fitted from new with Spats and pressed wheels. It is finished in gleaming burgundy paint with a contrasting biscuit interior. The Jaguar XK120 is fitted with a 'C' type head for extra performance.

    2021-08-19 14:24:01 | pauls writes:

    Listed on offer by Kelly Dietrick, Exceptional Car Broker

    Seller's description:

    Chassis number 679842 built July 1952

    Engine Number W5437-8 now ​W5818 -8 ​which is the same year and has been in the car for decades approximately 2 months newer than the original engine may have been replaced at the factory.

    Type C cylinder head G4319 - 8S was fitted in the US and it was on the car before restoration.

    History 1952 supplied new in California in September as detailed in Heritage Certificate via Hornburg in LA.

    Shipped to Europe in early 2000s.

    2000 to 2006 body off chassis restoration.  Engine rebuilt, suspension rebuilt, new springs, new shock absorbers, rewired, retrimmed. Essentially everything rebuilt​. All pictures on a digital file.​

    2006 registered in Belgium.

    2006 to 2015 in Belgian collection little used with only 52 miles up to 2015

    2015 commissioned for the road. Upgrades to exhaust, lights, setup and test brakes. Change oil and water. Test on short and long runs (350 miles in 6 hours).

    2015 registered in the UK as WXG 268

    2016 650 mile check over; ignition torque head bolts, electric choke adjusted.

    Modifications to date:

    Luggage compartment behind seats deepened battery moved to under wing as per XK140

    (US)

    Type-C cylinder head fitted in the US

    High compression pistons fitted on rebuild

    SE twin pipe stainless steel exhaust system ( Big bore single pipe replacement with SE system 2015)

    Disc brakes to front during rebuild.

    Most recently with the current owner; disc brake conversion from Coppercraft for front discs.

    Running

    Oil pressure is constant on a long run. Water temperature is constant on a long run. Electric choke has a manual switch under the dash on the left hand side. Left hand switch pull out for on. Spot / fog lights have the RH switch and come on with the headlamps. Car starts all the time with no choke apart from when cold after running for a couple of minutes turn off choke. Choke may need adjusting as the car is used and run in.

    Tools​:​ Jack and wheel brace. Owners manual.

    2023-12-18 06:20:58 | pauls writes:

    Car now offered at:

    www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1952-jaguar-xk120-gDAeDn

    Seller's description:

    Originally delivered to Hornburg, California in September 1952

    Only two owners since a complete restoration in the early 2000s

    Equipped with C-type cylinder head, high-compression pistons, cylinder head and two-pipe SE stainless steel exhaust system (large single pipe replaced by SE system in 2015)

    Purchased by the current owner at the end of 2016

    Delivered new in Hornburg, California on 3 September 1952

    Only two owners since restoration was completed

    Meter reset during restoration

    Technical inspection not compulsory

    Valid registration document

    The engine is not original, although age-appropriate - with a serial number two months newer than the original unit - (Engine number 5818-8 instead of 5437-8, #679842)

    Registered in Belgium in July 2006

    2006/2015 In collection in Belgium, little used with only 52 miles until 2015

    2015 Commissioned for road use, (see commissioning sheet) with upgrades to exhaust, lights, configuration and brake tests, oil and coolant change

    2015 UK registered under number WXG 268

    2016 650 mile check, ignition, cylinder head bolt tightening, electric choke adjustment

    This 1952 example has been carefully restored, with particular attention paid to every aspect of its presentation. The car was delivered new to Hornburg, California, in September 1952, and made its way to Europe in the early 2000s, where a complete restoration was undertaken, rebuilding the car from top to bottom, including the engine, suspension and bodywork. It is also fitted with a highly sought-after C-Type cylinder head and large-diameter stainless steel exhaust system. For those looking for an early example in good condition, you need look no further...

    Condition

    Disassembled down to the chassis and restored from top to bottom

    Impeccably presented inside and out

    Beautifully restored bodywork and paintwork

    Elegant leather upholstery appears to be free from noticeable wear

    The vendor reports some minor chrome defects on the rear bumper, but these are not particularly noticeable

    There is a small paint imperfection on the nose, but otherwise there is very little to report

    The underside appears to be in excellent condition and is remarkably clean

    Luggage compartment behind the seats deepened, batteries moved under the wing as on the XK 140 (US)

    Mechanical

    3.4-litre, six-cylinder XK engine

    4-speed manual gearbox

    Sophisticated C-type cylinder head

    High-compression pistons

    Servo-assisted front disc brakes

    Twin-pipe SE stainless steel exhaust system

    The seller assures us that it runs and drives very well with no apparent faults

    The vendor reports that the oil pressure is constant over a long ride, and the water temperature is constant.

    The electric choke has a manual switch under the dashboard on the left-hand side; the left-hand switch can be pulled out to turn it on.

    The fog lights are controlled by the RH switch and come on with the headlights.

    Seller advises that the electric choke may need adjustment as the car is used and run in

    The engine has been properly run-in; the car is highly performant.

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