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681345

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KJW630

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Record Creation: Entered on 7 September 2006.

 

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2006-09-24 15:36:32 | XK Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: J 3472
  • Engine Number was added: F 1932-8
  • Gearbox Number was added: JL 20995
  • Factory Paint Color was added: birch grey
  • Factory Interior Color was added: red
  • Original Distributor was added: Hornburg, Los Angeles
  • Current Color was changed from silver to birch grey
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1954
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 02
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 05
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1954
  • Factory Build Month was added: 01
  • Factory Build Day was added: 25
  • 2008-11-22 12:10:39 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Notes From Heritage Record was added: CA black plate KJW 630
  • Last Seen was changed from 2006 to 2008
  • 2009-09-28 15:18:09 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current City was changed from Ann Arbor to St. Louis
  • Current State was changed from Michigan to Missouri
  • Last Seen was changed from 2008 to 2009
  • 2011-06-05 23:52:14 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Car Condition was changed from Exc. original to Rest: Concours
  • Note About Originality was deleted, old value was: 1
  • Current Color was changed from birch grey to silver
  • Current City was changed from St. Louis to Woodbridge
  • Current State was changed from Missouri to Connecticut
  • Last Seen was changed from 2009 to 2011
  • 2011-06-08 14:37:45 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: KJW630|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United States!CA|
  • Heritage Notes

    CA black plate KJW 630

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    2006-09-07 14:16:13 | Bruce Cumings writes:

    Purchased in 1999 from original owner who drove it off the dealer's lot in Glendale, CA in 1954, Angelo J. Leo. Continuous CA black-plate registration down to present. I have original 1956 title and registration, and various registrations up to 1999 when Mr. Leo had a stroke and his faamily sold the car. Car is entirely original except for new wiring harness, refinished interior wood, electronic distributor and a few other minor items. Original parts replaced, like distributor, still with car. Car was trucked back to Michigan in 2000, and kept in heated, dehumidified garage since then.

    2006-09-24 15:05:32 | Lofty writes:

    Completely original FHC bought from original owner, Angelo Leo Jr., in 2000. Mr. Leo drove the car off the lot in Glendale, CA in 1955 (I was told it was a demonstrator), and was the sole owner until 2000. I have several registration documents dating to 1956. Mr. Leo did much of the maintenance, and the original tools and shop manual are with the car. Continuous California black plate license, 1954-2006.

    2008-11-22 07:33:44 | pauls writes:

    Ebay item 11/22/08
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK120-FHC-Fixed-Head-Coupe-in-excellent-running-c ...
    Current bid $16,100 reserve not met, 4 bids, 9 days left in auction. Car now said to be located in Muncie, Indiana.

    Sellers description:
    Muncie Imports Auto Outlet offers this 1954 XK120, fixed head coupe up for auction. This is a numbers matching, 2 owner, from California. XKs Unlimited in San Luis Obispo did a considerable amount of work to this car in 2000. Some of the work they did included a new fuel line, the gas tank lined, plus many other small items and general tune-up.

    It has been in a heated and dehumidified garage ever since, with very modest driving. In the summer of 2006, it was taken to Guild Automotive Restorers in Bradford near Toronto, where the interior wood was refinished, a new wiring harness installed, plus renewed braking system, rebuilt carburetors, new front-end shocks (Konis), electronic ignition, and many other small items—a total of about $34,000. We have the original coil, distributor, and any other renewed items with exception of the front shocks. We have records of everything that has been done to the car since 2000.

    In 2008 Muncie Imports and Classics did the following work. We rebuilt the idler arm, installed the correct square body fuel pump and fittings, a new otter switch, and overhauled the cooling system. We also set the front end to the correct height and alignment. The carburators were dialed in correctly and we replaced the spark plugs.

    The car has new OSJI (Original Specification Jaguar Interior) leather seats and armrest manufactured and professionally installed by Muncie Imports and Classics in Muncie, IN.

    The odometer shows 2152 miles, however it is broken.

    We have a reproduction of the handbook, an original shop manual, and a reproduction of the shop manual. Also included is the original tool kit. We also have a Heritage Certificate that confirms original colors, engine number, body number and gear box. The chassis number is 681345.

    This car has been repainted apparently by the first owner. The paint is average at best, however the car shows no signs of rust and the floor boards and undercarriage are in good condition.

    The drivetrain has a slight vibration at lower rpms. Could be flywheel and/or clutch pressure plate slightly out of balance.

    2008-12-03 11:57:49 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 12/3/08
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK120-FHC-Fixed-Head-Coupe-in-excellent-running-c ...
    Current bid $40,100 reserve not met, 1 bid 8 days left in auction.

    Previous auction ended at $40,100 reserve not met after 14 bids.

    2009-07-21 19:02:55 | pauls writes:

    Car to be at Russo & Steele, Monterey, California auction 8/09
    www.russoandsteele.com/catalogs.html

    Said to have registration and paperwork dated back to 1956, matching numbers and original tool kit.

    2009-09-18 06:25:59 | pauls writes:

    Car now offered at Daniel Schmitt & Co, St. Louis, Missouri
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK120-1954-JAGUAR-XK120-FIXED-HEAD-COUPE-STUNNING ...
    Opening bid $67,770 reserve not met, no bids yet 6 days left in auction.

    Sellers description:
    1954 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED-HEAD COUPE
    Finished in classic and color code correct Birch Grey Metallic with beautiful new, correct Red Connelly leather interior. This exquisite motorcar is just 2 owners from new. It was delivered on January 25, 1954 to its original owner in Glendale, CA and remained there until 2000 when a second owner purchased the car and later restored it. This magnificent motorcar, in my opinion, is, without question, among one of the most finely designed sports cars of all time. This is an opportunity to acquire an original California car in spectacular condition at an amazing price. I personally believe the investment potential of this great British classic will grow far beyond your imagination. Original California black plates still remain on the car, making this a tremendous find. Offered to the most astute collector, investor and enthusiast who demands the best.

    2009-09-28 07:59:02 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 9/28/09
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK120-1954-JAGUAR-XK120-FIXED-HEAD-COUPE-STUNNING ...
    Opening bid $72,770 reserve not met, no bids yet 6 days left in auction.

    Previous auction received no bids.

    2011-06-22 17:50:20 | Lofty writes:

    A concours restoration was
    completed in June, 2011. This XK 120 FHC then went on to score 99.04 points at its first sanctioned JCNA show. It took home a Best in Class in the champion division.

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