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1953 Jaguar XK 120

Convertible

Condition Used Clear Title
Miles 60,552
Engine 3442 CC 6 CYLINDER
Transmission 4 Spd Manual
Drivetrain Not Specified
Exterior Color
Gray
Interior
Red Leather
Stock # W83738
VIN # W83738
Warranty As-Is
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Vehicle Overview

The 111th of 1,471 LHD Drophead Coupes built
First car bought by the consignor in 1971; indicates 60,511 miles
Frame-off restoration by Lake Oswego Restoration, completed in 2006
Exciting and original color combination
Chassis No. 677111
Engine No. W 8373-8
Gearbox No. JL 15986
Body No. P1112
 
 
190 hp, 3,442 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with two 13/4-inch SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, double wishbones, and an anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
The first XK120s arrived in the U.S. in August 1949, delivered to distributors Max Hoffman in New York and Charles Hornburg in Los Angeles. Their sensuous flowing lines, 3.4-liter DOHC engines, and sparkling performance created a sensation that endures today. There were 7,631 roadsters built from 1949 to 1954 and 2,678 coupes between 1951 and 1954. The elegant, weather-tight drophead coupe arrived last, with 1,769 (1,471 LHD) produced until 1954.
This stunning example was delivered to Charles Hornburg in Los Angeles and bought by Miss V.M. Donaldson on May 14, 1953. It is believed to have been in Oregon all its life and was the first car bought by David Adams, who purchased it as a high-school senior in 1971, having found it under a tarp in the suburb of Garden Home.
Already a successful artist and sculptor, Adams realized that his sports car was going to need expert care and enlisted in the Foreign Car program at Mt. Hood Community College. He rebuilt his car (the first time) during the course and then interned at European car experts Leyfax Garage in Portland for three years, "learning how to do a job perfectly-once." He then started a business importing classic cars from England and learning the fine points of a "proper" restoration. He also began a 10-year search for the correct parts for his car.
This Drophead Coupe has been finished in its original Birch Grey with a French Grey top over a red leather interior and features the desirable "curved-back" seats. Though the original burl walnut interior wood was sound, it has been replaced with a complete new set, with the correct satin finish. The frame-off restoration, by Adam's own Lake Oswego Restoration, addressed even the smallest details, using mostly correct date-coded parts, as well as genuine Jaguar nuts, bolts, and hose clamps. The engine block is original, while the cylinder head is a factory replacement fitted long ago, as it lacks a stamping number. The starter is a gear-reduction unit, but the original is included. The car has also been fitted with Koni "Classic" shocks in the front and a two-inch stainless-steel sports exhaust system. The rebuilt transmission is original as per the JDHT Certificate.
The paintwork is exemplary and unmarked, and the panel fits exact. The car has rear wheel spats and rides on Coker wide whitewall radial tires that resemble the original bias-ply tires. The correct jack, lug wrench, and owner's and service manuals are included, and the car even features the Oregon license plate it has carried for 44 years!
The Jaguar has rarely been shown, though it did win Best of Show out of a field of 650 cars at Portland's All-British Field Meet after its restoration in 2006.
No doubt, this would be an exciting and absolutely stunning Jaguar to drive into the California sunset.
 

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CNC Motors - Upland, California
1018 East 20th Street,
Upland, CA 91784
(909) 982-4389

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Ext / Int Color
  • Gray with Red Leather Interior
Audio / Video
  • AM/FM

Vehicle Condition

Warranty
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Condition Report
  • Excellent Interior
  • Excellent Carpets
  • Excellent Seats
  • Excellent Dashboard
  • Excellent Panels / Headliner
  • Excellent Exterior
  • Excellent Original Paint
  • Excellent Trim Condition
  • Excellent Glass Condition
  • No Visible Dents
  • No Visible Rust
  • No Known Accidents
  • No Known Bodywork
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