1950 Jaguar XK 120

'OLH 3' Competition Roadster - Barn discovery

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: OLH3 Chassis Number: 660280
The XK120 became a massive success on both road and track where it scored numerous victories, with many drivers including Stirling Moss, Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead, Leslie Johnson and Ian Appleyard; indeed, in XK120C/C-Type form it won Le Mans in both 1951 and ‘53, while its engine was to power three more Le Mans winners. The XK120 became a club racer of an elite few in the 1950s; many disappeared over time or have been modified extensively from their original specification. However, this particular car has remained original and survived unscathed over the last 40 years.
OLH 3 was delivered new to Henlys of London in 1950 and first registered on the 22nd November 1950, originally registere