1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
£155,000 | Location: United Kingdom
An unusual car in that it was supplied new to the Far East via Brinkman of Singapore & Malaya dispatched from the factory in August of 1950. It was shipped to California in 2002 & repainted in old English White with a burgundy leather interior. Both are in excellent condition. At the time of it arriving in California the car had covered a scant 11,799 miles from new & is now showing just 19,000 miles from new. The car as a whole has a tight, taut feel to it with an incredibly crisp engine in perfect running order, offering really surprising performance along with a sonorous exhaust note.
The car was then purchased by the last German owner who bought it to add to his collection, on account of the very very low miles the car had covered. Side screens for the car are found in a custom made envelope in the boot. Assorted bills come with the car from his tenure where it has clearly been maintained without regard to cost. A brand new split tonneau cover also comes with the car.
This is a very useable car with a light patina of use to the leather & door cards etc. It has comfortable bucket seats fitted allowing for taller drivers to fit into it. The original seats have been retained & come with the car. A full black hood is fitted along with spats to cover the orginal pressed steel wheels & a leather bonnet strap. A plaque from Jaguar on the dash board attests to this car being identical to the record breaking car that achieved 132,6 MPH on the Jabbeke straight in Belgium in period.
This car really is a time warp & has a wonderful original feel to it compared to those that have been nut & bolt restored. It has to be driven to be appreciated.