1950 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster XK 120 Pulitzer Prize Recipient Convertible 50
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Last update: 07.10.2013
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1950 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster XK 120 Pulitzer Prize Recipient Convertible 50 for sale
1950 Jaguar XK120 w/ "Matching Numbers"
Roadster - Open Two Seater (OTS)
Once Owned by a Pulitzer Prize Winner
w/ "Heritage Certificate"
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This Jaguar was once owned by Pulitzer Prize Recipient EDDIE ADAMS. It was sold at the 1998 Christies. Pebble Beach auction.
The vehicle is an elegant Silver with duotone blue leather interior. The "Matching Number" Engine is a six cylinder in-line. double overhead camshaft. 3. 22cc. 160bhp at 5. 50rpm; Gearbox: 4-speed manual; Suspension: front - independent with double wishbones and longitudinal torsion bars. rear - live axle. semi-elliptic leaf springs; Brakes: hydraulic four wheel drum. Left hand drive.
Few cars remain so instantly recognizable as the Jaguar XK120; its graceful and all-enveloping shape influenced the changing design of post-war sports cars. Introduced as a roadster in 1948 at the Earls Court Motor Show. it revolutionized the world's sports car market by providing a genuine 120mph sports/touring car. The superb twin-cam six cylinder engine was to become a mainstay of all future Jaguar products. and provided five Le Mans 24-hour victories between 1951 and 1957. Competition successes and the 126. 45mph (133. 5 without windscreen) achieved by "Soapy" Sutton on the Belgian Autoroute all served to increase the demand for the car. which did not become available until the 1950s. Even then. the world export demand was so great that the first home market sales in any quantity did not materialize until 1951. The development and production of the seductive XK 120 ushered in a new beginning for Jaguar as its designs and automobiles revolutionized the sports/touring car industry in the decades that followed.
The Jaguar XK 120 on offer here was once from the collection of Pulitzer Prize recipient. Eddie Adams. As a devoted collector of fine automobiles. Mr. Adams has always admired the beauty and sleekness of the XK 120. When the opportunity to purchase one finally arose. he did. predisposed to submitting the car to a comprehensive restoration. The restoration was begun in early 1995 and lasted over two years. During this time a complete nut and bolt. frame off rebuild was performed. Every item needing replacement or refurbishment was attended to and professionally refitted. The car was repainted its original silver color scheme and refitted with a new duotone blue leather interior. both are still in excellent condition. The car is described as running well. having been driven sparingly and having spent the majority of its time garaged. This XK 120 is a fine example of an automobile treasured by its owners and admirers alike for it strong engineering and beautiful sleek design and should be considered by both the novice and established collector accordingly.
The Chassis No. 670450. According to the information tag. the Engine No. is W 1862-8. This engine number is stamped into the engine in both the correct places. This is the original engine with the correct numbers. The overall condition of this vehicle is excellent. It does need a few little things to make it a 100 point vehicle again. It is very nice. but we can't say it's perfect. If you have questions on any areas or items on this classic.
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The vehicle is located in Cleveland. Ohio. (44102 Zip Code)
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The odometer is showing 81. 11 miles. Unsure if this is the correct and original actual mileage.
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