Just in time for spring and up for auction is a beautiful black 1954 Jaguar XK120 Special equipment roadster.
he chassis, sills and suspension are in amazing rust free solid condition and still have some original paint on them. This is a numbers matching car with the exception of the motor. However, it is an exciting replacement. The car came from the factory with F-3270-8S and it was removed many years ago for unknown reasons. I suspect the car was "hot rodded". Believe it or not, I was able to find engine block F-3267-8S and drove through a blizzard to get the block. It was cleaned and thoroughly inspected before being bored .020 over. The motor was fitted with new pistons, rings and all new bearings. The connecting rods and oil pump were reconditioned and the engine was balanced and reassembled
The car has all new brakes, exhaust, hoses, belts, rebuilt starter and generator. It also has new seat upholstery from Bill Bassett's Jaguar. The remainder of the interior was recover at some point in time and it is amateur job. Overall the car looks great. It is by no means a number one show car, just a really nice fun driver. It has some bumps and minor parking lot dents here and there from 60 plus years of history.
The car runs strong and stops well. Again it's not a trailer queen and you won't be afraid to just drive it. It could certainly be taken to the next level with minor body work and a fresh paint job.
Thanks for looking