1953 XK120 DHC
The XK120, originally a roadster, evolved adding a fixed head coupe and this drop head coupe model. The drop head coupe is very very rare and arguably offers the best balance with open top motoring at the flick of 2 catches and refined and luxurious cabin with the elegant and elaborate drop head hood raised.
This car was originally exported to the USA as a left hand drive car. Returning to the UK and subject to a full body off chassis restoration which involved converting the car to right hand drive, the car returned to the road in 2011.
This is a very well restored car with a plethora of invoices for parts and services from marque specialists. As such the car presents beautifully in original colour scheme of Jaguar Pastel Green with contrasting suede green trim sitting on a perfectly restored chassis with chrome wire wheels and lots of subtle and useful upgrades to make the car drive as well as it looks.
Inside the cabin there is new wood to the dash and door cappings to compliment the original seats refurbished with quality green hide. Contrasting green carpets finish the cabin and the overall result is a cabin that is rich in quality and refinement making this 120dhc a really pleasant place to sit and drive a car with chassis and mechanical ability to ensure many happy hours grand touring or spiriting around the highways and byways of the UK.
The mechanical upgrades are designed for ease of use and reliability. The engine appears to be the original unit rebuilt and showing excellent oil pressure and sounding superb. Power steering to the rack and pinion provides a well balanced feel at speed matched to easy parking and moving around at low speed. The gear box is a 5 speed unit giving 90mph 3000rpm cruising and this unit is a delight to use. Disc brakes to the front are mated to 4 pot calipers and this ensures the car stops aswell as it goes. High flow aluminium radiator mated to a header tank and Kenlowe fan solve the age old XK problem of overheating.
The overall package offered by this 120 ensures the new owner can literally jump in the car and drive without the prospect of any further cash outlay. Simply a lovely car with much to admire on the button and ready to go. A great car to drive and a valuable appreciating asset.
- Make: JAGUAR
- Model: XK120 Drop Head Coupe
- Exterior Colour: Pastel Green
- Interior Colour: Green
- Chassis Number: 677643
- Engine Number: W9171-8
- Year of Manufacture: 1953
- Registration: 884 YUD
- Engine Size: 3442
- Transmission Type: 5 speed manual
- Number of Doors: 2
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