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1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC
Year: 1953
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK120
Body: Drop head coupe (DHC)
Odometer: Indicating 95,322 miles
Engine: 6-cylinder petrol
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Colour: White
Seats: 2
Description/extras: : The XK120 is where the Jaguar sports car story really starts with the post-war design startling visitors to the 1948 London Motor Show with its elegant lines and relatively affordable price. Stylistically the smooth, flowing lines of the XK120 was a massive change from the SS100 which preceded the XK. William Lyons, head of Jaguar at the time was inundated with orders for the new XK120 which was originally only intended to serve as a gloriously-styled test-bed for Jaguar’s new XK engine. In production from 1948 to 1954 the XK120 took its name from its ability to top out 120mph, with subsequent XK140 and XK150 models using the same referent.

On offer is this 1953 XK120 Drop Head Coupe which was delivered new to a Mr Charles McLauchlan in Scotland, on 01/12/1953 with the registration LFS400. A curious note to the registration of this XK120 is that LSF420 was the famous Le Mans winning C-Type delivered by Ecurie Ecosse and registered around the same time in Edinburgh.
Mr McLaughlan must have enjoyed driving the car as it covered 10,200miles before he sold it to a Mr Craig Lockhart House of Edinburgh on 09/07/1954 who changed the colour to grey before selling it on to Mr John Kean on 26/11/1956. Mr Kean relocated from Edinburgh to Worcester in 1963 before selling the Jaguar on to Mr Samuel Hardy of ‘The Garage’ Worcester on 04/06/1964, a car dealer, who then sold it to Mr Glynne Hastings of Malvern, Worcester four months later on 10/08/1964. Mr Hastings kept the car for a decade before selling or trading the XK to Jaguar dealers Rothwell & Milbourne of Malvern On 05/06/1974. From 1974 to 1982 not a great deal is known on the car other than it underwent a colour change back to the original white in this period. RL & AJ McVitie, also of Worcester, then became caretakers of the XK on 09/02/1982 before selling to Ronald H Seal on 01/09/1984 who then loaded the car onto the Tolaga Bay bound for Sydney, Australia. The car landed on 23/12/1984 with 66,897miles on the odometer and had its Australian registration plate, JXK120, fitted soon after. Mr Seal then sold the XK120 on the 25/11/1997 to Mr R Pearson of Brighton, Victoria who undertook a general tidy up, repaint and re-chrome of headlight reflectors of the car, which was needed as it was showing 90,585miles by this time. Registered in Victoria with the number plate JSR120 Mr Pearson drove the car until 2004 when it was sold to Mr Peter Bond of Toronto, New South Wales who had the car until December 2016 when it passed to Mr Greg Willims. Since then the car has undergone a 1000-hour mechanical and aesthetic treatment aimed at keeping the originality of the car intact while improving its presentation and usability. To this end the paint was kept as is, and is showing a gentle patina of use, while the engine bay was resprayed, wheels refreshed and a thorough going over was carried out.
It’s not often that the history of such a car has been detailed over its life and this XK120 comes with all vehicle registration documents, shipping documents, Australian registration documents, bills for work done and owner’s manuals making it quite a well-chronicled and catalogued specimen.
The Jaguar XK120 is in high demand everywhere and this car is sure to attract interest world-wide from collectors and enthusiasts alike who appreciate the manifestation of William Lyons’ maxim for Jaguar of ‘space, grace and pace’.

VIN/Chassis No: 661143
ENG No: F1011-8 (not sighted)

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As with all cars sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of cars, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each car and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners and inspecting the car. Lloyds Auctions sells these cars under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle.

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27-May-2018 21:00
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