|Drop Head Coupe||Biscuit|
|Right Hand Drive||Black|
|8 October 1953|
|29 September 1953||United Kingdom|
|1953||British Racing Green|
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UK, South Africa
Owner: jonathan mayne
Current chairman of the Cape Jaguar Club in Cape Town. Collector of classic jaguars. 8 so far. Looking at establishing a classic cat touring company!(email)
Updated January 19th, 2008. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2007-05-19 20:15:36 | John Elmgreen writes:
Car now in South Africa, Email me if you have any further information! Restoration completed early 2007.
2008-01-18 07:25:36 | Lofty writes:
What an incredible motor car.
2018-08-01 19:36:37 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 8/1/18
Classified Ad price: £110,000, seller cotswoldclassiccarrestorations, car now said to be in Cirencester, United Kingdom.
1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe
British Racing Green with Suede Green Trim
Cotswold Classic Car Restorations are proud to have been instructed to act as sales agents on behalf of the owner of this stunning example of British motoring history.
This vehicle will come with a full service by CCCR and has been through our works shops and been given a clean bill of health showing in fabulous condition.
The DVLA have confirmed that at the end of March 2018 there were 24 licensed Jaguar XK's DHC built between 1953 - 1954 and 5 with a SORN in known existence.
The XK's compromised, uncluttered and utterly desirable lines, makes it one of the finest classic cars on the road to-day. Credited with a top speed of 120 mph this example was the 13th right hand drive drop head coupé manufactured at Browns Lane out of a total production of 294.
First owned by Lt. Col S E Sanders of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the car last graced the English byways in 1969 (some 40 years ago) when it was purchased by a Norfolk farmer for restoration. It changed hands again to a British Airways pilot in 1984 and was untouched when bought by Chris Jacques, a Sussex collector, in 1999. As a "barn find", the rusting bits arrived in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2004 and were delivered to Jaguar Classic Restorations in Ottery with all original matching numbers.
This model was the first to be fitted with the famous XK 6-cyclinder engine which endured for 40 years before being replaced in 1988. Producing 180bhp at 5300 rpm the XK120dhc weighs 3080lbs and races to 60mph in 10.9secs. The power is transmitted through the renowned 4-speed Moss gearbox with its period feel and characteristic whine in first gear, which has no synchromesh and second requires a double declutch!
The body of this car was the subject of a 9 month re-fabrication, most capably executed by Fine-Blast of Philippi, whilst the chassis, mechanicals and final restorative assembly were undertaken by the team at JCR under the fastidious, perfectionist eyes of Nick Joubert.
Connolly Leather in suede green was imported from the UK Hide Company and fine quality, dark green, mohair hood material, lined in wool arrived from Suffolk & Turley UK, the interior specialists: both compliment the British Racing Green paintwork.
The chassis and mechanicals are all "nut & bolt" restored, original components and the only departure from the factory specifications is the electric cooling fan for African conditions.
The restoration was completed in August 2008 and more recently detailed and re-commissioned by SG Classic Cars in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town during which new Vredestein classic tyres were fitted. This beautiful classic Jaguar has covered a just over 1000 "shake-down" miles.
Body Style: Drop head coupe right hand drive
Chassis number: 667030
Engine number: W9826-8
Body number: P2099
Gearbox number: JL 18885
Original Dealer: Henleys Limited, London
Colour: British Racing Green with Suede Green Trim