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1953 Jaguar XK120 DROP HEAD COUPE

Id: 736

VIN: 677199

Mileage: 59288 mi

Year: 1953

Exterior Color: other (PASTEL GREEN)

Interior Color: other

Transmission: manual

Price: $ 110,000

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Name: The Stable, Ltd

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Phone: 908-234-2055

Email: stablewebsite@gmail.com

Company: The Stable, Ltd.

Description

1953 JAGUAR XK120 DROP-HEAD COUPE # 677199. The fabulous XK-120 Jaguar was introduced to the motoring world in 1949 and offered as a road-going model in open 2-seater roadster form in 1950. The following year, a new body style, the “fixed head coupe,” was presented and, finally, in 1953 the most comfortable and luxurious body style arrived in the form of the drop-head-coupe. Of the 10,385 left-hand drive XK-120’s built just 1,477 were of the latter convertible style. Many colors were offered by the factory including pastel Blue and Pastel Green. The Pastel Green cars were available with Suede Green leather and our car is of that combination. It features fabulous burr walnut facia and interior trim as well as the chrome wire wheel option, first available in 1953, optional windscreen washers, tripod headlamps and twin wing-mounted rear view mirrors. Our car was found in the Thousand Lakes area of New York State in the estate of its original owner—an M.D. who had garaged this and 2 other cars in his summer house there in 1960 (the last New York State Inspection sticker –1959-- is still on the windscreen) by a local (Mendham) collector. Although the car had been driven just over 53,000 miles and it was very solid, it still wore its original paint (Cream with tan leather), and since it had not been driven in 40 years, the new owner commissioned a body-off-chassis restoration in 2000-2001, using the originally-offered color combination now shown on the car. The original engine was fully rebuilt including a rebuilt head which was sourced for the car and rebuilt by Terry’s Jaguar. All other mechanicals were inspected and cleaned/rebuilt as necessary and all new brakes, shock absorbers, bushings, clutch and full wiring harness were installed. The original radiator was rebuilt with 5 rows of offset cooling tubes replacing the original 3 to create greater cooling capacity. In 2001, he car was shown at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance of The Eastern United States in Pennsylvania where it was exceptionally well received, winning the “Best Debutante” award. It is accompanied by its Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate showing matching numbers and an original delivery date,June 21, 1953, as well as a thick records file and its original manuals, guarantee, original sleeve, etc. Fabulous throughout! 59,288 miles. $110,000