XK120 Jaguar 1950 OTS (Early Roadster)

1950 Jaguar XK120

Make: Jaguar
Model: XK120
Type: Convertible
Year: 1950
VIN: 670110
Color: Silver Blue Metallic (original)
Engine: 6 cylinder 3.4 early
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 4 Speed Moss
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Duo-Blue Connolly
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Hoodsport, Washington, United States
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Description for Jaguar XK120 1950

My XK120 was built in January of 1950, it was purchased new by a Mr. Knight in Toronto Canada from J.L.Cooke the Canadian distributor.Subsequently Mr. Knight sold it to Mr. Cooke of Cooke Cement Block in Burlington Ontario who in turn, after extreme usage and the effects of the Canadian winters, sold it to Souter Sports Cars a nearby used car dealer without engine for $200.
At the time I had just arrived from the UK and loving each of the 3 steel roadsters I had previously owned there, I thought the value of this low production European sports classic might increase.To me these very limited production cars with stunning good looks seemed to represent incredible value and collectability even then.
I purchased it from Souter's in the 1960s, emigrated and moved it with me to California, retaining title ever since.
Early cars when decrepit are very expensive to restore and without the monetary means until later in life, the car remained stored as a basketcase until the turn of the century.
Today, after a very long restoration, the body panels over an ash subframe prepared by Leaping Cats UK are a resplendent in its original silver blue metallic livery with dual-tone blue Connolly leather interior trim.
This car retains its original factory wheel covers, rear fender spats and all unique early features.
The 5 x 5" steel wheels are shod in Dunlop Roadspeed tires.
Period correct rebuilt but replacement motor W1338-8, matching Moss 4 speed transmission and ENV differential are in place.
The Connolly leather interior and Stayfast hood supplied by World Upholstery in CA were copied from original panels
A copy of the Heritage Certificate accompanies the car.
Original side curtains are the only parts needing procurement..
This is one of 240 hand formed aluminum roadsters completed. Each were slightly different but were outwardly almost identical to the later steel cars.
Located in Washington state, this roadster, chassis number 670110, was the 110th Roadster built and it is one of one hundred eighty-four delivered with left-hand drive.
After 46 years of my ownership it is now time for a new keeper.
Delivery to nearest dock is available.
This car along with my DB2/4 DHC and my Alfa 101 spider are soon to be on Bring a Trailer, more information at www.xk120limited.com or mike@xkss.com