For anyone restoring an xk series jaguar, the photos are a rich source of originality information highlighting differences between the various models. This jaguar xk120 restoration project is 50 years in the. The runners are all bent laminated construction, using ash like the rest. We are now addressing issues with the rear body support frame. Jaguar xk120, xk140, xk150 restoration parts and accessories. We were delighted to hear that this team cj restoration won its class at the exclusive national british meet in hot springs, arkansas over the weekend may 2015. With a superb looking italian body on a potent jaguar chassis, the car was, and is a true head turner.
Xk data 679002 jaguar xk120, xk140, xk150 information. Gears, bearings are checked and synchronizer rings lapped. Jaguar xk 120 explored, inc 2500 original drawings by bernard viart at. All information is structured according the jaguar xk 140. Results include ads from the february, 2020 issue of hemmings motor news. This page has the progress of the jag from a body on wheels accompanied by boxes of parts to something resembling its former glory. Jaguar restoration jaguar interior upholstery xk120. Throughout the 6year production run, jaguar manufactured a mere 609 rhd roadsters for the home market and we are proud to be offering one of them here today. This 1954 jaguar xk 120 drop head coupe is an excellent example. The new book the jaguar xk120 in the southern hemisphere is to be followed in due course by xk140 and xk150 volumes. This concourse 1953 jaguar xk120 fixed head coupe is a rolling piece of artwork and excellence is. Original jaguar xk the restorers guide porter press.
The restorers guide to jaguar xk120, xk140 and xk150. The jaguar xk120 authenticity reference guide all models hardcover book with wraparound dust jacket, provides the reader with a definitive authenticity reference guide for describing and picturing xk120 parts as they were originally supplied by the jaguar factory. In fact, this is even more exclusive in that it was completed in june 1950 and is the oldest xk in south africa and proudly features in the book the jaguar xk120 in the southern. This wonderful gray xk120 is for sale, and can be yours. The car was loved by the owner, and unfortunately was in very poor condition, with many parts missing or. Due to the ill health of the owner we have been retained to sell this exciting and sensibly uprated xk 120 roadster.
At present the chassis has been stripped, repaired and powder coated, as has all of the ancilliary suspension components. Simply one of the most beautiful and memorable shapes of all time and a shape from heaven. To be offered at auction without reserve at rm sothebys amelia island event, 6 7 march. The crown jewels concours at this event is an invitation only show limited to 100 invitees, and only one example of each model is selected. Jaguar xk120 explored jaguar parts and accessories from. Remember that this book is also very useful in identifying the parts you may need when ordering. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 660001. The jaguar xk120 in the southern hemisphere jt publications. Buy jaguar xk120, xk140, xk150 parts and accessories for your repair, rebuild and restoration. My area of expertise is jaguar restoration projects from the postwar era in the 1940s, as well as the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. This 1950 jaguar xk120 has supposedly been parked since 1969.
A total of 420 miles have been driven since the restoration was completed. The book is a well written story and has ample color photographs of the process steps and undocumented assembly details. Dec 31, 2011 this is the ongoing story, as it happens, of the restoration of a 1950 jaguar xk120 open top sports chassis no 660295 reg no kru600. Every now and then, however, a backyard restoration job can take a little longer than expected, like this 1954 jaguar xk120. And now it is even better with new information and photographs. Restorers guide to jaguar xk120, xk140 and xk150 original s. How david gandy bought a wrecked 1954 jaguar xk120 found under a california bush and restored it over 2,700 hours to mint condition the british model unveiled his. At the rocky mountain jaguar club concours delegance, golden, co. Feb 27, 2020 with a superb looking italian body on a potent jaguar chassis, the car was, and is a true head turner. The jaguar xk120 roadster was launched at the 1948 earls court motor show and was an immediate success. The xk120 was launched in open twoseater or us roadster form at the 1948 london motor show as a testbed and show car for the new jaguar xk engine designed by william heynes chief engineer. Its back to work on the jaguar xk120 restoration today. How david gandy bought a wrecked 1954 jaguar xk120 found. A new third edition of this perennial best seller with nearly three times as many pages and four times as many photographs.
Phillip porter is a recognized expert on the jaguar xk series. Jaguar xk120 dhc installing the soft top and headliner. Sep 17, 20 this is the ongoing story, as it happens, of the restoration of a 1950 jaguar xk120 open top sports chassis no 660295 reg no kru600. Jaguar xk120 roadster restoration project for sale car.
Jaguar restoration shops and jaguar car collectors from hollywood to wall street and abroad seek my expert skills to reupholster, retrim, and repair their original jaguar interior upholstery. It may look rough in the photos, but it was once one of the most beautiful and fastest sports cars around. The seller is a certified jcna judge and leadauthor of the 182page jaguar xk120 jcna concours delegance judging and the 322page jaguar xk120 authenticity reference guide all models. This 1954 jaguar xk 120 drop head coupe is an excellent example of a concourse restoration. However, as we expanded the boundaries outside australia, there was too much information to put into one volume for all xks and therefore we have had to create separate books for each model. As you see from the pictures, the entire interior original trim, red leather seats, panels, carpeting, etc needed to be removed before repainting a light green color. A complete restoration of bob exelbys xk 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a.
Jaguar xk120 authenticity guide, xk120 judging guide. John elmgreen from sydney, australia and terry mcgrath perth, western australia have been extreme xk enthusiasts since the 1970s if not before. Jaguar xk 120 classic cars for sale classics on autotrader. Link your active subscription or subscribe for instant access. The jaguar xk120 explored collectors edition is a leatherbound cover and sleeve.
To be offered at auction at rm sothebys palm beach event, 20 21 march 2020. Not only does this book cover how to restore the car, exelby also explains how he made many detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for todays roads. Although the book describes johns adventure restoring his xk120, it provides a great basis for any classic jaguar restoration as the project structure and many of lessons learnt and references are not xk120 specific. Alloy bodied jaguar xk120 roadster total restoration. Coupers classic cars 1953 jaguar xk120 restoration. The restorers guide to jaguar xk120, xk140 and xk150 phillip porter, tim andrew on. This jaguar traveled the world before landing back in the u. Jaguar xk diy follows the story of author bob exelby as he transforms his xk 120 roadster from a rusty derelict to a shining example of the iconic sports car. Our shop has been servicing and maintaining this car for several years, but the owner has found she. It looked almost identical to the production cars except that the straight outer pillars of its windscreen would be curved on the production. Restoring clark gables specially modified jaguar xk120 18 march 20. Priced to move 300 below kelley blue book, epa 34 mpg hwy24 mpg city mini certified, just arrived, carfax 1owner, low miles. Jaguar xk120 roadster restoration project for sale.
It is an incredible achievement and certainly the new bible for those of us who have or expect to undertake a xk restoration. Mar 18, 20 clark gable had a weakness for the jaguar xk120 and one of his former cars is currently being restored in switzerland, complete with the bespoke specifications the hollywood luminary demanded from the factory. Jaguar xk120 book explored restoration guide manual viart deluxe fits. And, for those who cant wait for xk 120 explored see below andor our. It presented the perfect opportunity for me as a serial amateur restorer and is scheduled for completion mid june 20. Jaguar enthusiasts club on jaguar xk 120 restoration. Jaguar enthusiasts club on jaguar xk 120 restoration jaguar enthusiast paperback november 1, 1996 by publishing kelsey author 4. Even if you wont be restoring an xk 120, this book gives an absolutely unique. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Sort by popularity sort by average rating sort by latest sort by price.
The collectors edition has the general history sections. Clark gable had a weakness for the jaguar xk120 and one of his former cars is currently being restored in switzerland, complete with the bespoke specifications the hollywood luminary demanded from the factory. This 310page book is based on the authors jcna xk120 judges guide submitted. The new book is a followup to our book the jaguar xk in australia which was published in 1985. Buy original jaguar xk the restorers guide paul skilleter books. The four main runners for lack of a better term are completely rotten at the rear, which is where they are exposed to moisture from the wheel wells. Driving this xk120 roadsteris like driving a brandnew xk120 with a new engine, transmission, on new tires and brakes. Jaguar xk120 book explored restoration guide manual viart exploded views ebay. Found under a tree in canada, restored in the uk three years after jaguar launched the xk120, the xk120 fixed head coupe came along. Jag classifieds jaguar cars jcna, jaguar associates group. The book includes pictures of the original car before and after as well as each step of the way. Paul skilleter books excellence in automotive publishing. By vintage jaguar standards, it doesnt even leak much.
Buy jaguar xjs parts and accessories for your repair, rebuild and restoration. Jul 29, 2016 jaguar xk diy follows the story of author bob exelby as he transforms his xk 120 roadster from a rusty derelict to a shining example of the iconic sports car. We are your main source for rare new old stock, oe, and high quality reproduction parts. His book, suplemented by excellent photos, details each version of the car with text and photos. Restored oneoff 1954 xk120 by pininfarina unveiled at pebble beach duration. Aug 11, 2017 this 1954 jaguar xk 120 drop head coupe is an excellent example of a concourse restoration. This very stylish car had a top speed over 120 mph hence the 120 name, and was tremendously good value for money being considerably cheaper and more advanced than any rival.
To see ads from the march, 2020 issue, you must be a subscriber to hemmings motor news. Jaguar restoration jaguar interior upholstery xk120, xk140. But with some help from the jaguar community, and numerous books. June 23, 2019, the sellers xk120 was awarded best in show, with a score of 99. Just in and fully serviced, this spectacular xk 140 mc is a well known and well care for car. This is the ongoing story, as it happens, of the restoration of a 1950 jaguar xk120 open top sports chassis no 660295 reg no kru600. Buy jaguar xk 120 explored bernard viart in english revised. The first of a new series of books entitles coachbuilt cars from porter press, heseltine has dived deep into the history and context of the amazing looking xk120 supersonic tracking the car from its conception in 1954 to the present day. It has spent the past 50 years on a farm in wales undergoing what must be the most protracted restoration project ever undertaken. Obviously the past owners have undertook parts of the restoration, but none have been able to finish the job. The day that the first jaguar xk120 rolled off the production line. On may 6, 2012, this classic jaguar won best of show award at greystone mansions concours deelegance in beverly hills, ca.
An illustrated guide to installing the xk120 dhc also applies to xk140 dhcs. Bought at a house clearance auction in december 2010, its ratty appearance concealed a very straight car with wonderful provenance. I read and examined the book original jaguar xk with much attention. Although there are many excellent books on the subject of restoring a jaguar xk and i consumed them all, most of the time the actual information that i needed wasnt there. Jaguar xk 120 explored, inc 2500 original drawings abebooks. So when one of these historic automobiles needed new panels mph motor panels was entrusted to apply their years of experience and superior skills into. Jaguar xjs restoration parts and accessories moss motors. This 310page book is based on the authors jcna xk120 judges guide submitted at the jcna 60th annual. Xk data 660527 jaguar xk120, xk140, xk150 information.109 956 943 12 1448 1234 793 1418 74 951 60 670 123 447 1016 809 70 614 93 714 32 32 1415 1540 714 481 943 633 873 1145 674 165 514 1426 327 1138 1170 842 611 1444 1112 124