1951 JAGUAR XK-120 ROADSTER:
--British Racing Green, Suede Green leather interior, Green carpeting, Sand convertible top, 3.4 Liter straight 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual gearbox, Matching Numbers, 38,000 original miles, Long-term original ownership with notable collector ownership since, 1 of about 335 LHD Roadsters imported by Max Hoffman in 1951, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.
This XK-120 was built on July 31st, 1951 and delivered to distributor Max Hoffman in New York. This superb XK-120 was in the same family ownership for over 60 years. It has always been kept in superb order over the years and maintained regardless of use. During the mid-1990s, this Jaguar was refreshed and painted in British Racing Green. In the mid-2000s, it went through a full mechanical restoration with its original matching engine, brakes and exhaust system all rebuilt by Donovan Motorcar in Massachusetts. Further work included a refreshed interior and convertible top. Updates to this 120 from the original family ownership included a later style steering wheel boss with turn signals which is why the car has the clear glass lenses on the front fender and rear lights on either side of the license plate plinth.
This XK-120 has been kept exceptionally well since new. Recent servicing includes all suspension bushings replaced, new front shocks, rebuilt rear lever dampers, new parking brake cable, rebuilt safety gauge, new hoses, new alloy radiator (original radiator included), re-coated Porcelain manifold, chrome trim pieces replated, new batteries, new Pirelli Cinturato tires and a fluid service.
One of the most iconic sports cars of the 1950s, this XK-120 represents the very best in build quality and craftsmanship throughout and would be a welcome addition to any collector or collection. This XK-120 is complete with its owner’s book, original tools, original spare wheel, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, original literature and a tremendous book of service records dating back to 1960. With a matching numbers engine and an elegant color combination, this XK-120 is completely dialed-in, fully serviced and ready for immediate enjoyment and is eligible for some of the world’s foremost vintage rallies, including the famed Mille Miglia.