1951 JAGUAR XK120

1951 JAGUAR XK120

$192,500.00Price

1951 Jaguar XK120 3.4 Litre OTS Chassis no.: 660827 Engine no.: W3413-7 Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Certificate no.: 46333

 

Presented here is Jaguar’s breakthrough post-war roadster. The Jaguar XK120 was first seen as a concept car at the British International Motor Show (Earls Court Motor Show) in 1948. The design was so popular that Jaguar decided to put the car into production. A total of 12,055 cars were produced. 120 in the name indicates its top speed of 120 mph, making the Jaguar XK120 the fastest production car of its time.

 

This XK120 was manufactured on 22 June 1951 as an open two-seater, right hand drive, manual. It was dispatched on 14 July 1951 and delivered new to Brylaw, Melbourne, Australia.

 

The first owner was not recorded but the car has spent most of its life in Melbourne. The car was delivered new in Pastel Green with Suede Green interior trim and Sand soft top.

 

The car is now presented in Old English White with blue leather interior trim with a matching navy-blue cloth soft–top. The car has been thoroughly restored to an exacting standard. The paintwork was carried out by Harley Wrigley (one of the team at Re-Creation in Lilydale, Victoria) and the body was restored by Dennis Roberston. Trim was attended to by Peter Buszko using quality materials from Classic and European. The engine has been comprehensively overhauled by Mike Roddy with improvements to boost performance including: set of wide rods; full set of larger valves; series 3 camshafts; lightened flywheel; a full balance; polished aluminium components; new clutch plates and thrust bearing and a modern alternator. The car has its original 4-speed manual gearbox.

 

The car is fitted with bucket seats which provide an additional 6 inches of leg room in the cockpit. It also comes with the original flat seat backs that are re-trimmed in blue leather and have new specially shaped foam pads.

 

The car will be sold with its Jaguar Heritage Certificate; a period 16” fitted Motolita steering wheel and the original restored black steering wheel; the original workshop manual; a reproduction handbook; and the correct period Lucas accessory fog lights. A blue cloth tonneau cover accompanies the car. In the boot are a set of two pieces of fitted luggage in matching blue leather, a complete (compiled) tool kit, correct jack, wheel brace and foot pump.

 

The work undertaken on the car was done while in the ownership of an enthusiast in Melbourne. The car was purchased at the 2017 Motorclassica auction and brought to Perth. Since then, about $10,000 of additional work was completed on the car at Memory Lane in Perth to make this car perfect.

 

This beautifully restored Australian delivered XK120 offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire an iconic British sports car which is ready for the road as a superb driver’s car. The car is also documented in the book “The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere”, by John Elsmgreen and Terry McGrath.

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    1951 Jaguar XK120 3.4 Litre OTS Chassis no.: 660827 Engine no.: W3413-7 Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Certificate no.: 46333

     

    Presented here is Jaguar’s breakthrough post-war roadster. The Jaguar XK120 was first seen as a concept car at the British International Motor Show (Earls Court Motor Show) in 1948. The design was so popular that Jaguar decided to put the car into production. A total of 12,055 cars were produced. 120 in the name indicates its top speed of 120 mph, making the Jaguar XK120 the fastest production car of its time.

     

    This XK120 was manufactured on 22 June 1951 as an open two-seater, right hand drive, manual. It was dispatched on 14 July 1951 and delivered new to Brylaw, Melbourne, Australia.

     

    The first owner was not recorded but the car has spent most of its life in Melbourne. The car was delivered new in Pastel Green with Suede Green interior trim and Sand soft top.

     

    The car is now presented in Old English White with blue leather interior trim with a matching navy-blue cloth soft–top. The car has been thoroughly restored to an exacting standard. The paintwork was carried out by Harley Wrigley (one of the team at Re-Creation in Lilydale, Victoria) and the body was restored by Dennis Roberston. Trim was attended to by Peter Buszko using quality materials from Classic and European. The engine has been comprehensively overhauled by Mike Roddy with improvements to boost performance including: set of wide rods; full set of larger valves; series 3 camshafts; lightened flywheel; a full balance; polished aluminium components; new clutch plates and thrust bearing and a modern alternator. The car has its original 4-speed manual gearbox.

     

    The car is fitted with bucket seats which provide an additional 6 inches of leg room in the cockpit. It also comes with the original flat seat backs that are re-trimmed in blue leather and have new specially shaped foam pads.

     

    The car will be sold with its Jaguar Heritage Certificate; a period 16” fitted Motolita steering wheel and the original restored black steering wheel; the original workshop manual; a reproduction handbook; and the correct period Lucas accessory fog lights. A blue cloth tonneau cover accompanies the car. In the boot are a set of two pieces of fitted luggage in matching blue leather, a complete (compiled) tool kit, correct jack, wheel brace and foot pump.

     

    The work undertaken on the car was done while in the ownership of an enthusiast in Melbourne. The car was purchased at the 2017 Motorclassica auction and brought to Perth. Since then, about $10,000 of additional work was completed on the car at Memory Lane in Perth to make this car perfect.

     

    This beautifully restored Australian delivered XK120 offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire an iconic British sports car which is ready for the road as a superb driver’s car. The car is also documented in the book “The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere”, by John Elsmgreen and Terry McGrath.

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