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2006-01-31 21:02:58 | pauls writes:

Car was at BJ auction in '00
www.barrett-jackson.com/auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp

Auction info:
1949 JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY ROADSTER
LOT #692 - RESERVE
2000 BJCCA CCA
SOLD FOR $111,300
OPTIONS
COLOR - RED
TRANS - 4 SPD
CYLINDERS -
ENGINE SIZE -
HORSEPOWER -
VIN - 670059
CONDITION -
A favorite of Clark Gable's, the Jaguar XK-120 was not only fast, but also easy to handle. It's front susension had double A-arms and torsion bars; at the rear was a live axle on leaf springs; all fitted to an extremely rigid box-section chassis.

2012-07-22 10:07:08 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 8/12
www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm

Auction description:
Monterey
Friday, August 17, 2012 - Saturday, August 18, 2012
LOT: 129
Estimate: $300,000-$350,000 US
Chassis No. 670059
Engine No. W 1112-8

• One of 148 left-hand drive alloy roadsters
• Comprehensively restored and well maintained since
• Original delivered colors, as per Jaguar Heritage certificate
• Vintage rally veteran

Offered here is an early example of the 184 left-hand drive alloy cars built, chassis number 59. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, issued in June 2012, records that this open two-seater left-hand drive car was completed on December 16, 1949 and shipped to the Canadian distributor, James L. Cooke Motors in Toronto, Canada. The original dealer is not recorded, but it is likely to have been Cooke Motors, and the "date of dispatch" is shown to have been January 1950. Then, as now, it was finished in Red, with a Biscuit and Red leather interior and black soft top.

The Jaguar is equipped with the characteristic and evocative pressed steel wheels and rear wheel spats, which give a dramatic shape and proper smooth, clean look. Very frequently, wire wheels are fitted in place of the pressed steel type, which necessitates the removal of the spats due to the wire wheel hubs.

This example has benefitted from a comprehensive restoration by RM Restoration in 1990. A dozen years on, the quality of that work and the diligent maintenance and attention since can still be seen in the excellent panel fit and even gaps, which are so difficult to achieve with this body. The rich red paint shows an even, smooth reflection of light, and the bright trim glows richly. Inside, the leather trim on the seats, doors, and dashboard show only the lightest traces of use, as do the correctly fitted carpets. Under the bonnet, the twin-cam XK engine and SU carburetors appear clean, well maintained, and freshened, with even enamel coating on the exhaust manifold and tidy wiring, hoses, and clamps.

Properly used, this XK has been a two-time veteran of the Colorado Grand rally, as evidenced by the stickers emblazoned on each side of the bonnet. These cars were built to run, and run fast--there are few more entertaining and capable vintage rally mounts as these early-120 roadsters. When properly set up and maintained, they handle securely, even on cross-ply tires. As can be imagined by the performance of the test car in Belgium back in 1949, modern highways hold no terror for a capable beast such as the Jaguar XK120.

2012-08-21 15:30:13 | pauls writes:

LOT: 129
Estimate: $300,000-$350,000 US
Chassis No. 670059
Engine No. W 1112-8
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $280,500

2013-12-15 02:41:50 | Anonymous writes:

brass/black identification plate is clearly new, and the engine's head has wrongly "repunched" numbers, very clear to detect. Hoping almost the engine will be correct type of early 120s . . . ?????
As per Heritage no numbers were supplied, so surely a not matching car.
So very expensive.

2013-12-15 02:52:24 | Anonymous writes:

I see the chassis numbers, not original shape.

2014-02-01 22:55:01 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1454-Jaguar-XK120%20Alloy%20Roadster-3.4%20Litre%20 ...

1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster
s/n 670059, engine no. W1112-8
Burgundy with Two Tone Red and Biscuit Leather Interior

This particular car was the 59th alloy roadster built, and one of 148 were left hand drive cars. The car was completed on the 16th of December 1949, and shipped to Canadian distributor, James L. Cooke Motors in Toronto, Canada. The date of dispatch is shown as January 1950, and the car was finished new in the color scheme it still wears today. This information is confirmed by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. The car was comprehensively restored by RM Restoration in 1990 and survives in superb condition considering the age of the restoration. The car has been used twice on the Colorado Grand, which demonstrates that it is as well resolved mechanically as it is cosmetically.

The quality of the restoration is obvious, and from inspecting the car, it is clear why RM Restoration has been able to win awards at the world's foremost concours including Pebble Beach. The body is very straight throughout and has beautiful paint with minimal wear and aging. The chrome is excellent throughout and the restoration has a freshness that belies its age; it looks as though it is perhaps three or four years old. The car is also very correctly presented. The lights, steel wheels, and other details are correct, which extends to the interior as well.

The leather on the seats, door panels, and dashboard is excellent, with high quality materials, excellent workmanship, and very little wear. The carpets are similarly nice, having been executed in high quality wool and fitted to high standards. There are a few areas of wear on the backs of the seats. The instruments and controls are correct in appearance and in excellent condition throughout, although the turn signal switch is missing from the steering wheel. The steering wheel itself is excellent and has the correct early type horn button.

The engine is correctly presented and very clean. The carburetors and ancillaries have been authentically restored and the car displays great details such as the cloth wiring harness, glass windscreen washer fluid reservoir, and grease gun affixed to the firewall. The car also has its factory tire pump and jack with handle. The trunk has been thoroughly restored as well and also presents quite freshly.

This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire an excellent example of one of the most iconic and significant cars of the 20th century. A genuine aluminum XK120 roadster, this car is finished in its original colors and has been beautifully restored. It is event proven, widely eligible for the world's most prestigious events, and would make a distinguished addition to any collection.
$395,000

2014-02-05 10:12:34 | Anonymous writes:

On early xk120's (through the alloy cars) the engine number was not stamped on the head, it was on only on the block....

2014-12-28 23:25:18 | Reno writes:

car is back on auction in Europe, so possible the car has found his way over the ocean: www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm



2015-01-26 13:03:53 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction in Paris 2/15
www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Lot 118
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster
To be auctioned on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
€280.000 - €320.000

Offered here is chassis number 59, an early example of the 184 left-hand-drive alloy cars built. Its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, issued in June 2012, records that this open two-seater, left-hand-drive car was completed on 16 December 1949 and shipped to Canadian distributor James L. Cooke Motors in Toronto, Canada. The original dealer is not recorded, but it is likely to have been Cooke Motors, and the "date of dispatch" is shown to have been January 1950. Then, as now, it was finished in Red, with a Biscuit and Red leather interior and black soft-top.

The Jaguar is equipped with the characteristic and evocative pressed steel wheels and rear wheel spats, which give the car a dramatic shape and a proper smooth, clean look. Very frequently, wire wheels are fitted in place of the pressed steel type, which necessitated the removal of the spats due to the wire wheel hubs.

This example benefitted from a comprehensive restoration by RM Auto Restoration in 1990, and twenty years later, the quality of that work and the diligent maintenance and attention since can still be seen in the excellent panel fit and even gaps, which are very difficult to achieve with this body. The rich red paint shows an even, smooth reflection of light, and the bright trim glows richly. Inside, the leather trim on the seats, doors, and dashboard show only the lightest traces of use, as do the correctly fitted carpets. Under the bonnet, the twin-cam XK engine and SU carburettors appear clean, well-maintained, and freshened, with even enamel coating on the exhaust manifold and tidy wiring, hoses, and clamps.

This XK has been properly used and is a two-time veteran of the Colorado 1000 rally, as evidenced by the stickers emblazoned on each side of the bonnet. These cars were built to run and run fast, and there are few more entertaining and capable vintage rally mounts as these early 120 Roadsters. When properly set up and maintained, they handle securely, even on cross-ply tyres. As can be imagined by the performance of the test car in Belgium back in 1949, modern highways hold no terror for a capable beast such as the Jaguar XK120.

2015-01-28 23:20:35 | Anonymous writes:

generally if a true expert will check the car looking at those little things, it will be clear if the car is a true original or not. Also the engine block can be checked to know if it is the original W 1112-8 or a spare engine supplied with the numbers. Also a check on the seats, even if reupholstered, can unveil something.
Not so very difficult indeed.
Anyway the body's red paint is more darker than usual, instead the biscuit of interiors should be darker . . . .
should be slightly darker

2015-11-28 05:13:43 | Reno writes:

Now, the Aloy is for sale in the Gallery Brummen (Province Gelderland/Netherlands).

2016-02-06 02:13:22 | Alex writes:

Cylinder head incorrectly stamped (obviously replaced at some time) the blocks numbers are a little closer to the original but still not correct, Chassis numbers look a "little fresh".... Not top money and with the relevant knowledge could haggle a good deal

2016-02-07 00:14:17 | terry mcgrath writes:

interesting
looking at photos provide
chassis number stamping the one in front of the radiator, these were always very lightly stamped and it looks almost like the piece of metal has been welded in!
The all important one on LH chassis rail plinth not shown
The block engine number stamping is incorrect. Alloy XK120's didn't have an engine number stamped on the head and given the surface looks like it has been worked on my guess there was a different number underneath.
The ID plate is a the incorrect repro. It would be good to see the chassis number stamping on LH chassis rail.
My records on the car go back to August 1990 and at that point I believe it was a genuine car.
A later owner was B Glieberman of Wis USA who entered in in a JCNA biennial concour in 1991.
Possibly engine missing and replaced chassis restamped and new ID plate fitted before people possibly knew better.

2016-02-07 22:57:02 | J.Berg writes:

Nice car, though all type faces of the stampings are wrong and all plates ( chassis, Id etc.) are new and wrong, well, it doesn't mean nothing, maybe just overly ambitious restorer?
Best
JB

2016-02-21 01:42:24 | pauls writes:

URL for above offer:
www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/xk-150/1949/345350

Sellers description:
This particular car was the 59th alloy roadster built, only 148 were left hand drive cars! The car was completed on the 16th of December 1949, and shipped to Canadian distributor, James L. Cooke Motors in Toronto, Canada. The date of dispatch is shown as January 1950, and the car was finished new in the color scheme it still wears today. This information is confirmed by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. The car was comprehensively restored by RM Restoration in 1990 and survives in superb condition considering the age of the restoration. The car has been used twice on the Colorado Grand, which demonstrates that it is as well resolved mechanically as it is cosmetically. s/n 670059, engine no. W1112-8. The quality of the restoration is obvious, and from inspecting the car, it is clear why RM Restoration has been able to win awards at the world's foremost concours including Pebble Beach. The body is very straight throughout and has beautiful paint with minimal wear and aging. The chrome is excellent throughout and the restoration has a freshness that belies its age; it looks as though it is perhaps three or four years old. The car is also very correctly presented. The lights, steel wheels, and other details are correct, which extends to the interior as well. The leather on the seats, door panels, and dashboard is excellent, with high quality materials, excellent workmanship, and very little wear. The carpets are similarly nice, having been executed in high quality wool and fitted to high standards. There are a few areas of wear on the backs of the seats. The instruments and controls are correct in appearance and in excellent condition throughout, although the turn signal switch is missing from the steering wheel. The steering wheel itself is excellent and has the correct early type horn button. The Jaguar is equipped with the characteristic and evocative pressed steel wheels and rear wheel spats, which give a dramatic shape and proper smooth, clean look. Very frequently, wire wheels are fitted in place of the pressed steel type, which necessitates the removal of the spats due to the wire wheel hubs.The engine is correctly presented and very clean. The carburetors and ancillaries have been authentically restored and the car displays great details such as the cloth wiring harness, glass windscreen washer fluid reservoir, and grease gun affixed to the firewall. The car also has its factory tire pump and jack with handle. The trunk has been thoroughly restored as well and also presents quite freshly. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire an excellent example of one of the most iconic and significant cars of the 20th century. A genuine aluminum XK120 roadster, this car is finished in its original colors (Burgundy with Two Tone Red and Biscuit Leather Interior )and has been beautifully restored. It is event proven, widely eligible for the world's most prestigious events, and would make a distinguished addition to any collection.

2016-02-23 09:15:29 | Jeremy B writes:

148 should read 184 !

2020-07-09 10:07:17 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 7/20

www.artcurial.com/en/lot-1949-jaguar-xk-120-roadster-aluminium-m1076-637

Sale Monaco 2020 by Artcurial Motorcars - 21 july 2020

Lot 637

1949 Jaguar XK 120 roadster aluminium

Estimation 260,000 - 320,000 €

UK title

Chassis n° 670059

Engine n° W 1112-8

- Rare aluminium version

- Superb older restoration

- Original engine

- Sublime original colour

This roadster left the factory on 16 December 1949 to be delivered in January 1950 in Canada, via the distributor in Toronto, James L. Cooke Motors. It still has its original matching numbers engine today, the 3.4-litre version of the celebrated 6-cylinder twin-cam unit, the first in a glorious line that would power subsequent race cars to victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. This stunning roadster was completely restored in the 1990s and remains in remarkably well-preserved condition today. Details of the restoration can be found in the file of photographs. Following restoration, the car took part in major American rallies such as the Colorado Grand. Rare and beautiful, it is presented in the original colour scheme of burgundy with red and tan interior. This combination accentuates the fluid lines of the car with rear-wheel spats made possible by the use of steel wheels, as originally.

Bought by the current owner just over five years ago, this car comes with a Jaguar Heritage certificate confirming its authenticity. This is a rare aluminium version of the Jaguar XK 120, a model that goes back to the start of a fantastic adventure that catapulted the British marque to the highest echelons of motor racing and sport.

2020-07-27 09:44:08 | mike may writes:

Not sold July 21 2020

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