|3.4 XK120||British Racing Green|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1952||British Racing Green|
|2021||Biscuit + Red|
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2012-07-13 03:35:48 | t writes:
This car is currently for sale at Twyford Moors Classic Cars. www.jagxk.com/cars-for-sale/category/xk120-ots-rhd-1952-the-jolly-green-giant-fo ...
2012-07-16 08:41:13 | pauls writes:
XK120 OTS RHD 1952 - "The Jolly Green Giant" for sale
Here we have for sale a fantastic XK120 OTS that is full of character and charm. Known as "The Jolly Green Giant" this XKs' exploits have been extensively followed in the XK Gazette and is a car we know well. In classic British racing green with a stunning two tone biscuit and red interior this is a beautiful and striking car. With a host of sympathetic upgrades this XK balances usability, originality and the pure pleasure of driving. On start up the fast road engine makes all the right noises and you just can't help but smile. Out on the open road this XK120 encourages you to drive it with flair and exuberance and the 5-speed gearbox makes it a pleasure to snick up through the gears. With wet weather gear, power steering, a 5-speed, an upgraded cooling system and even connection for your MP3 player in the period radio this is a truly practical car.
-3.4 fast road engine
-Kenlowe and header tank
-Radial Vredestein tyres
-Period radio with connection for MP3 player
2021-01-07 10:27:14 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
A well built example featuring many desirable upgrades
It has been said, perhaps with good reason, that a standard XK120 has character foibles that don’t lend it to the speed and driving style of the modern motorist. However, with a careful combination of well-considered upgrades, driver comfort, speed and safety can all be addressed. This particular example is blessed with an impressive catalogue of such upgrades transforming it into an eminently usable XK, perfectly suited to the enthusiastic driver.
Originally exported to the US in 1953, it returned to the UK in 1988. Restoration didn’t commence until 2007, when XK specialists Twyford Moors completed a full restoration. This was detailed in the XK Gazette. In 2015, it was completely repainted by Rothwell Engineering.
Previous and current owners have continually developed and upgraded the car, and the full specification is available on request. The highlights are:
Broadsport fast road engine
5 Speed Broadsport gearbox
XK140 Salisbury diff
Tilton pedal box
XK140 telescopic shock absorber conversion on rear
EZ power steering
Extended pedal box
Coopercraft disc front brakes
The full list of improvements is considerably longer, but hopefully this gives you a taste. It presents very well indeed, with good panel gaps. It drives as you would hope, with a strong engine and easy long distance touring because of the 5th gear. The handling is much better than a standard XK120, and it pulls up smartly with the disc brake conversion. All in all, a very well put together sports car for the historic motorist who wants to be able to press on in style.