|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Work In Progress|
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Record Creation: Entered on 12 August 2009.
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2009-08-12 07:26:13 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 8/12/09
Current bid $1,025 reserve not met, 15 bids 4 days left in auction. 77k miles.
1953 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe Project Car. It is a matching number rare Jaguar sports car. It is 3.4 litres and when new would travel upward of 120 miles an hour. That was a rocket sled in 1953. Many thousands have been spent on this car for new parts: mostly body panels. The fenders appear to be new? Also many other sheet metal parts are obviously new or free of perforating rust. Most of the car is rust free and is painted red oxide primer. Its hard to tell what is new or nicely restored and prepped for paint. There is some rust inside the boot where the spare tyre goes. Also some surface rust browns the red oxide painted surfaces in some places. But all in all the body is remarkable. A new section has been brazed to the right front fender and not smoothed out. In addition to obviously thousands spent on new body panels are:
2 nos rear overriders (rare and still have the tag on them). New side marker lamp assemblies. New Lucas convex wing mirrors, not repros. New voltage regulator. As new period giant fog lamps pair. New rubber. Nice window shades. Wire wheel car with spare. Beautiful doors and chrome parts; very nice original grill. Glass all seems to be excellent. Rare windshield chrome nice. Rear window nice but is missing chrome. Front round Jaguar badge missing. Interior wood appears to all be there with all original veneer intact and near perfect but requires refinishing. Much of the original chrome is still dazzeling. Also much of that not shining will respond to polish very well. There are some labeled patterns for headliner panels. Dash and instruments are refreshingly not messed with. The previous owner hoarded up lots of spare parts, many of which are actual genuine Jag factory items and not replicas. There are boxes of items not pictured that have to be gone thru. The winner will get the XK120 stuff.
2010-06-04 07:24:41 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 6/4/10
Current bid $6,766 reserve pricenot met, 6 bids 9 days left in auction. Car has a buy it now price of $39,999.
It has NOS (by NOS I mean factory Jaguar new) original rear bumpers, NOS splined wheel hubs, nice original spoke wheels and serviceable tyres, NOS side marker lamps, near new interior with a few pieces missing, new trunk handle, new battery, new ignition harness, new ignition parts, rebuilt waterpump, new knock off hubs, rebuilt carbs, etc. The engine runs great and is a delight to hear with its throaty exhaust note. Has excellent oil pressure. The steering feels tight and the suspension appears to be sound and tight. The body is reasonably straight. All instruments appear complete and original. I have personally corrected many incorrect fasteners and other parts since I had a large inventory of new factory parts. (I have the other bumper and its now installed) Also the rebuilt waterpump was installed today and I added an image of it for you. Aside from the new rear bumpers the chrome is average; the right front bumper (now installed) is somewhat worse than the left.
This is still a project. It'll need: a wiring harness, brake mastercylinder (currently stuck) they can be rebuilt, Ive done many. Also needs left side door panel, refitting some firewall and engine compartment stuff, securing the fenders (some struts not attached), clean out gas tank and refit, top and side curtains missing, Body work depending on how far you want to take it; the bonnet has dull spots and the bootlid is very dull. Under the front of the body in the vulnerable underside beneath the front bumpers is thick bondo busting off. The sills have been worked on over the years and probably should be replaced. There are provided two sill tops, right and left not installed. See the several photos of a large group of parts not as yet installed; some of these parts may be duplicates. I believe nearly everything is there. Carpets not fitted or installed as yet. I fitted the rebuilt waterpump today but needs some hoses and a new fanbelt and probably a good radiator and engine flush.
This car started out as a half way decent original roadster with a chassis that needed work. The original chassis suffered some engine conversions, loss of the gearbox and driveline parts, steering wheel, steering column, brake parts, steering box and tie rod and on and on. The chassis became a parts source for other projects to the previous owner. When I got the roadster I had no idea how much of the chassis was missing. I elected to find another chassis rather than try to restore the original. I found a great chassis that had an older restoration that I believed and still believe was the way to go on this project. This is the chassis on the car you're buying. Its a higher performance chassis No. S 680596 with wire wheels, now with single exhaust. The original title, not in my name is clear and say coupe, since the donor chassis was under a coupe. I elected to use the title from the donor chassis. The engine short block is not original to the chassis, but the cylinder head is unstamped leading me to believe that it was NOS when the older restoration was done. ( the previous owner bought many NOS original Jaguar parts) I suppose that its proper to stamp the engine cylinder head to match the ID plate since it seems to have been never stamped. I remember when I worked at Jaguar in the late 1960's there were 2 NOS XK cylinder heads on the floor of the parts dept with no numbers stamped on the cyl head in the normal place. Other than very light surface rust and some browning of the red oxide primer from about 20 years ago, this chassis is a beauty as I see it. All the components appear to be correct but for the after market fuel pump. The chassis is reasonably clean and NO weakening rust or other problems. Most of the chassis is painted with red oxide primer from years ago.
2010-06-16 19:36:00 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 6/16/10
Current bid $10,000 reserve not met, 12 bids 3 days left in auction.
Previous listing ended at $28,500 reserve not met after 32 bids.