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1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Sale price: £88,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 14.08.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XK120 Roadster
Year: 1951
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster for sale

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1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Photo
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

For sale by auction on Saturday 29 August 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured between 1948 and 1954 and was
their first post-war sportscar; it succeeded the SS100 which ceased
production in 1940. The XK120 was launched in roadster form at the
1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new
Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation which persuaded William
Lyons to put it into production. The '120' in its name
referred to its 120mph top speed which made it the world's fastest
standard production car at the time of its launch. It was available
in two convertible versions; first as the roadster then also as a
drophead coupé from 1953 and as a closed or fixedhead coupé from
1951.

This excellent righthand drive Jaguar XK120 Roaster has had
three previous owners; the third being the renowned XK Jaguar
enthusiast and expert Joss Davenport. He purchased OAU 84 in 1968
and owned the car for 45 years until he passed away in 2013. Joss
was best known for his great enthusiasm for the 'classic' XKs. He
was a founder member of the XK Register of the Jaguar Driver's
Club. becoming its first chairman in 1968. It was largely due to
Joss's energy and enthusiasm that the XK Register quickly
progressed to a membership of around 1. 00. Joss would think
nothing of waving down any XK he saw in order to chat and enrol the
slightly surprised driver in the Register. Amongst the events he
organised or helped to organise were the XK Days which attracted
over 150 XKs. and in particular the Greenham Common sprints held in
the late 1960s/early 1970s. as the air base was close to his home
in Berkshire and was years before the base housed Cruise missiles.
He was also involved with the organisation of the 1970 British
Grand Prix drivers' parade lap where a fleet of XK120's took the
drivers around the Bands Hatch circuit; Joss chauffeured Denny
Hulme. Joss continued to maintain a leading role in the Register
through the 1970s. only retiring from the front line in the 1980s
but retaining all his enthusiasm for Jaguars and XKs in particular.
He joined the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club not long after its inception
and was a loyal member until his death.

OAU 84 is a matching numbers car which has been fully maintained
and looked after throughout its entire life; in fact the only items
fitted to the car which were not supplied when new are the rear
wheel spats which Joss lost on two separate occasions.
Finished in its original colour of silver with red leather
interior. this XK120 Roadster is supplied with a V5C registration
document. the original buff log book. the first V5 registration
document. old MoT test certificates which show the car has covered
about 30. 00 miles since 1971 and a file containing some invoices. br/>period photographs and copies of magazines which feature Joss and
this XK120. This is a well known car within Jaguar circles and is
ready to be used and enjoyed by a new owner as much as it has been
by its previous owners.



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