|3.4 XK120||British Racing Green|
|Drop Head Coupe||Tan|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|Max Hoffman, New York|
|11 August 1953|
|20 July 1953||United States|
|Work In Progress||Black|
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Record Creation: Entered on 9 September 2021.
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2021-07-28 13:57:53 | Braman Wing writes:
Have original head but not block, original transmission.
2021-09-09 07:27:05 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Marion, Massachusetts 02738
Stripped & Painted Chassis
55k Miles Shown, TMU
3.4-Liter DOHC Inline-Six
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
123ignition Electronic Distributor
Stainless Steel Headers & Exhaust
Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel
Aluminum Radiator & Fuel Tank
Painted Wire Wheels w/Knock-Off Hubs
Additional Chrome-Finished 16" Dayton Wire Wheels
Unpainted Steel Body Panels
Front Disc Brakes
Spare Parts and Jigs
Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
Private Party Or Dealer: Private Party
This 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe was acquired by the seller’s father in Massachusetts in 1969 and was reportedly an ongoing project until the late 1970s when it was put into storage. The car’s refurbishment restarted in approximately 2010, with work including installation of a refurbished 3.4-liter inline-six said to have been sourced from an XK140 MC as well as a five-speed manual transmission, sourcing replacement body panels, stripping and repainting the chassis and suspension components, and converting the front brakes from drums to discs. This XK120 project is now offered with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate, spare parts, and a Massachusetts bill of sale.
The car’s body panels are in various states of deterioration. Replacement front fenders and other components are present.
Silver-painted wire wheels with Jaguar-branded knock-offs wear Pirelli radial tires. A set of uninstalled chrome-finished 16″ Dayton wire wheels is included in the sale. Stopping power is provided by front disc brakes from XKs Unlimited along with rear drums. The car’s suspension is fitted with telescopic Boge rear shocks, and solid alignment rods are currently installed in place of the included Koni front dampers.
An uninstalled convertible-top frame shows rust and is in need of a new soft top. The surviving interior trim pieces and upholstery are in need of refurbishment.
An included instrument cluster houses Smiths gauges including a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 55k miles, and total mileage is unknown.
The DOHC 3.4-liter inline-six was reportedly sourced from an XK140 MC and subsequently refurbished by Advanced Engine Rebuilding of Wareham, Massachusetts. The engine features a C-Type cylinder head, dual SU carburetors, a 123ignition electronic distributor, a spin-on oil filter, a Fidanza aluminum flywheel, and stainless-steel headers and exhaust as well as an aluminum radiator and fuel tank. The car’s factory engine block was reportedly not salvageable and was discarded, but the cylinder head is said to have survived and is included in the sale.
The chassis comes equipped with a Welsh Enterprises five-speed manual transmission conversion with a hydraulic clutch, and the car’s uninstalled factory transmission is included in the sale.
Additional parts accompany the car including a Guy Broad pedal box extension kit, XK120 cylinder heads, camshafts, torsion bars, exhaust manifolds, assorted suspension parts, additional wheels, and tripod headlamps. Also included are various jigs, dollies, and tools fabricated by the seller’s father to help facilitate the refurbishment.
A Production Record Trace Certificate issued by Jaguar Heritage Trust shows serial numbers for the chassis, engine, body, and gearbox as well as factory colors. The original distributor is listed as Hoffman of New York, and the manufacture and dispatch dates are July and August 1953, respectively.
2021-09-09 17:01:34 | Captain RD writes:
CAR on BAT
The high bid was $35,000, but the reserve was not met. on 9/9/2021