JAGUAR 1954 XK120 CONVERTIBLE, full frame off restoration, the body was remounted to frame and shimmed for proper door alignment so the presentation is better than factory when new, this came from the Atlanta owner since 1975, car was received in original unrestored condition, disassembled entire car-full body off frame construction by an aircraft Delta certified mechanic and pilot instructor, impeccable credentials, a special built a jig to replicate body mounts on frame. mounted body on jig and sent it out to be soda blasted, sand blasted frame-checked for alignment and refinished, after blasting , structural body repairs were completed to factory standards, then body was then sent to the paint shop and finished in the factory correct Carmen Red, just an amazing base coast/clear coat paint that is better than new, Concours quality all frame subassemblies were disassembled, blasted and refinished, then rebuilt using new bushings and correct parts as well as new suspension springs front and rear, The original 3.4 liter dual overheard cam 6 cylinder engine had a fresh rebuild by a Jaguar mechanic just before this final work was one, I performed a compression check, opened the bottom end for a visual inspection and reassembled with new seals and gaskets, the entire fuel system was rebuilt to factory standards, with 180 horsepower at 5300 rpm and the strong torque of 203 ft/lbs, this engine is strong and just runs like a watch, this is assembled in the car that is automotive art, Restoration Photos, Jaguar Heritage Trust, JUST REDUCED !! see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
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In 1959, my Father came to America from Europe in at the age of 23 with his Mother and Father and nine brothers and sisters.
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