Jaguar XK120 SE OTS (1953).
A matching nrs. car that has been discovered in a barn, and still in remarkably good condition.
When we came across this fantastic looking Jaguar, we knew instantly that we discovered something special. It was sitting in a barn between other important classic cars, all awaiting restoration. All these cars were in very original condition, most of them still matching nrs and most importantly they were all still driveable. As the Jaguar XK is my favourite classic car, this XK120 immediately took my attention, and after some negotiating it ended in our closed trailer ! We put two new 6V batteries in the car, filled the fuel tank, and within 5 seconds we heard all the right noises coming out of the twin exhausts. This was a "barn find" as we like it !
This XK120 was originally delivered in America. The original colour was Pastel Blue, with a dark blue interior and a blue hood. It must have been a wonderful looking thing in 1953 when it was supplied to its first owner. The engine was the desirable SE version, with a claimed 190 bhp output. During the years, it must have been restored once, and painted in its actual colour of primrose yellow with a black hide interior. The original gearbox, which is still with the car, was replaced by an easy-to-operate Getrag 5-speed box. The front drum brakes are replaced by Coopercraft disc brakes, which is often done by XK owners who wish to use their car on a very regular base. The engine block and
We are sure that this car is the perfect base to create a concours condition XK, because it is still a runner and very complete. It can be driven as it is, if you like the scruffy "rat" look, or can be returned to its former glory. Being a matching nrs car, and the most desirable SE version, makes it a car that ticks all the right boxes. For that reason, we will start to restore the car by ourselves if it is not sold in the next weeks. We only doubt that it will stay in our collection for long...