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S675948

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Record Creation: Entered on 30 December 2005.

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CA registration 130M

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2006-01-19 20:40:43 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '02
www.barrettjackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp

Auction description:
1954 JAGUAR XK 120 ROADSTER
LOT #426 - NO RESERVE
2002 BJCCA CCA
SOLD FOR $54,000
OPTIONS
COLOR - RED
TRANS - MANUAL
CYLINDERS - 6
ENGINE SIZE - 3.4
VIN - S675948
This is one of the final XK120's built. Only a few of the last ones had the flat horn button and curved emergency brake handle. The car has had a complete rebuild, with most of the components being new, out of the box parts. All wire wheels, hubs, knockoffs, as well as brake components are new.

The engine during rebuild was modified to use unleaded fuel. The car has been driven less than 100 miles since restoration. The new stainless steel exhaust gives a note that only a good 120 can sound like. It is fitted with the european headlights and driving lights. All four corners of the car have halogen bulbs installed as well as the headlights.

In 1953 an XK120 was driven at 141 mph., and in commemoration of this, a speed plaque is fitted to the dash of this car, attesting to the fact that it too will reach 141 mph.

2006-01-20 08:37:25 | Peter Ingram writes:

"One of the last" .....if you ignore the next 509 built!!!

2009-04-30 09:04:24 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com

Sellers description:
colour Red
interior colour Black Leather
drive LHD
type Cabrio / Roadster
year 1954
mileage 1.711 km / 1.063 mi
Chassis No. S675948
price 58.602 GBP
country USA
1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster S/N S675948 Engine No. F3572-8S Red with Black Leather. This matching numbers car has recently received a stunning and extremely comprehensive restoration, and remains in freshly restored condition. The quality of the work is extremely high and included the renewal of both cosmetics and mechanical aspects of the car, including the body, paint, glass, lights, rubber, complete interior, engine, suspension, brakes, and wiring harness. The engine compartment, trunk, and underside were refinished and detailed to very high standards. This particular example has been retrofitted with a Tremec 5-Speed transmission, which while virtually undetectable from the outside, greatly improves its usability in modern day traffic. The exhaust system is a big bore stainless unit, and a louvred hood has also been fitted. The jack, tire pump, and full tool roll are present in the trunk, along with a full cockpit tonneau cover. A pair of Lucas accessory lamps is also fitted, and the grease gun is present in the engine compartment. The exterior of the car is in beautiful condition, with superb paint, preparation, and panels. The gaps and fit are both excellent. There are a handful of small use marks evident around the car, but on the whole its appearance is that of a fresh restoration. The chrome is generally outstanding throughout, with selected areas of very light ageing. The car sits on like-new 72 spoke chrome wire wheels with knock offs. All glass and lights are excellent as well, and the car is fitted with Lucas tri-bar headlamps and Lucas accessory fog lamps. The difficult to fit windscreen is properly installed on this car. The interior has been redone as well, and is in very nice condition. The gauges are all correct units and appear to have been restored. The upholstery on the seats, door panels, and dashboard excellent with just very light patina to the driver’s carpet heal pad and edges of the seats. The trunk was comprehensively and correctly restored, with the correct liner and lamp to the inside of the lid, as well as the original factory air pump! The carpeting was redone, and the spare compartment and spare were also restored. The engine compartment was beautifully restored, and is currently representative of a well cared for car with a few thousand miles on the restoration work. The engine compartment is quite correct, down to the braided covering on the wires. The valve covers on this example have been chrome finished. The underside is similarly well-done. The frame and body are detailed, as are the engine, suspension, brakes, driveline, and exhaust. The stainless exhaust system attractive and sounds wonderful. Even the leather covers for the leaf springs have been replaced. The car drives extremely well. The engine makes excellent, smooth power with great oil pressure. The unmistakable straight six exhaust note of this car is a very special treat. The brakes are effective, and the suspension is tight. The 5 speed transmission shifts easily, with a very similar shift gate feel to the original Moss box, but with greatly improved synchronization. This is an opportunity to acquire a superbly-restored example of this important and beautiful car. As is frequently the case with restored cars, it is available at significantly less than the cost of the restoration alone. With this example comes the tools, period correct jack, hammer, grease gun, air pump, tonneau, side windows, and selected records for work performed during the current ownership period. Eligible for virtually all the premier tours and rallies such as the California Mille, Colorado Grand, and New England 1000, this XK 120 Roadster will appeal to the driving enthusiast looking for a well prepared English sports car.

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