Car Model: XK120
Jaguar XK120 FHC (1954) – nut & bolt restored and engine rebuilt
The Jaguar XK120 SE Coupe to ‘Nigel Dawes Specification’ Chassis no: S681366, offered here was first registered to Colonel Hughes from Lowery Air Force Base in Denver Colorado in 1954. The car remained in the USA passing through two further keepers until it was bought by its current owner a Jaguar enthusiast in 1994. He immediately shipped the car to the United Kingdom with the intention of having it restored and upgraded by Nigel Dawes the XK Guru who builds what is considered to be the ultimate ‘Grand Touring’ XK120 Coupe. Unfortunately, Nigel was fully committed to building his run of ten cars and unable to take another commission on. Our client then put the car into store until 2016 when he instructed Carrosserie Company in Barnard Castle, a respected restorer of pre-war Rolls Royce and Bentleys to undertake a complete body off restoration prior to painting in Aston Martin Racing Green. The engine build was entrusted to Guy Broad with the brief to build to ‘fast road specification’ which included C-Type heads. All parts for the restoration were procured from Guy Broad including; 5 speed gearbox, uprated torsion and anti-tramp bars, disc brake conversion, all new poly bush conversion, 2-inch SU carburettors, new tilting bucket seats, 123 electronic ignition, alternator, alloy radiator and fan, high torque starter. Attention then passed to the interior trim which is Fern Green leather with book matched veneer dashboard and door capping.
The car was completed in 2019 and put into storage with the intention of the car returning to the US. The owner tested the car several times whilst in the UK and was never really happy with its mid-range performance and finally reached out to Ian Nuttall at IN Racing who rebuilt the engine to his specification and completed its final performance testing.
The car comes complete with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and a large file including various invoices and other related materials.
FOR EUROPEAN BUYERS
DUE TO BREXIT YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY A CLASSIC CAR TAX BETWEEN 5-12% ON TOP OF THE ASKING
DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY FOR CARS UK/EU OR EU/UK.
I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS – ask for my fees
THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of the UK seller/owner. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information.
*The advertised £-price is the fixed price, the other currencies are indicative and need to be calculated at the daily exchange rate, contract directly between buyer & the seller in £-Stirling at the seller’s T&Cs.
Year: 1954 Mileage: Miles PRICE: £150,000 - *€170,000 - *$181,000