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1952 Jaguar XK120 Competition Roadster

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1952  |  EXTERIOR COLOUR: British racing green  |  Interior trim: red leather

This exception & unique 1952 Jaguar XK120 started off as a LHD FHC (not an original alloy car) & was purchased in 2008 by its current owner already modified to a RHD re-bodied in aluminium as a roadster.

 

Although a solid bodywork, the current owner stripped the body down to bare aluminium & re-painted to British Racing Green & Old English White roundels. Any panelwork was hand made by XK Motorsport producing a very light alloy bodied weighing 1,100 kg. The interior was re-trimmed in red leather & matching Hardura panel trim that complements the exterior.

 

The period 3,800cc period block with triple Webers & stainless steel mathematically designed exhaust, with mapped ignition produced a Dyno reading of 345Bhp. This work & rebuild of drive train was entrusted to Brian Stevens of XK Motorsport.

 

The engine is complimented by the following upgrades:

Jaguar V12 4 speed transmission.

Jim Tester chassis upgrades.

Brakes discs all round.

Steering rack, rear Watts linkage & Funky suspension.

Quaiffe LSD.

Turrino Borrani 16 inch with new Michelin.

D Type bespoke instruments redlined at 6,800.

Original Wellington Bomber starter button.

New leather interior trim & dash.

 

This race car has lot’s of JEC race history & competed in VSCC’s Brooklands Double 12, Salon Prive and competitively at Snetterton,  Goodwood & previously 2004 – 2006 Silverstone, Zandvoort, Croft, Oulton Park & many more.

 

This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis & would suit a collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.

 

 

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