- A dream roadster, with stunning original colour combination
- " Matching numbers "
- Superb presentation
- Coming from the collection of an enthusiast from South of France
The horrors of World War Two were still a recent memory when the Jaguar XK 120 hit the headlines at the London Motor Show in 1948. It was an immediate success, both in Europe and across the Atlantic where it became a favorite with the celebrities.
This sublime roadster does, in fact, hail from California. Presented in its original colour combination, Birch Gray with red leather interior, the car benefitted from a high level restoration at the start of the 1990s, detailed in a comprehensive file of invoices and photos. Mechanically, the car was completely rebuilt, with work carried out on the engine, clutch, brakes, running gear, and electrics. The chassis and engine identification numbers are matching. It has been fitted with a more powerful cylinder head, and the original head will be included in the sale. The car comes with its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, validating its provenance, as well as an original tool kit, owner's manual, tonneau-cover and flexible windows. This roadster is full of charm, and is one of the finest XK 120s available today.