Lot 327 - 1953 Jaguar XK120 Rolling Chassis
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
It is a rare treat to be able to present a car in a condition where one can literally choose which configuration one would like. The obvious choices are hard or soft-top but actually there are more options available than one would think. The more-desirable drophead coupé or the sleek roadster look. Perhaps 'Sir' would like a super-rare aluminium roadster; the style of the chassis and age of the engine would certainly suit it. Or maybe a 'Special Roadster', the design of which is up to you.
Starting with the basics, the chassis is a 1951 unit, shot-blasted and painted. Sitting at the front is a fully rebuilt 1951 3.4 litre, lefthand drive engine with matching head and block. Both engine and gearbox are fully rebuilt, the former by Chestmans, the latter by Geoff Holman. Internally, the mechanics are standard except the studless cam and chimney-pot carburettors as you would except from an early XK motor. The period-style bucket seats are finished in good quality leather and constructed by Mike Thomas and, racing legend, Aubrey Finberg built the fuel tank. The sparking plugs sit in Siamese wells and steel wire wheels shod with the correct Avon Turbo-Speeds can be found at each corner. A delicious project with all the dirty work completed…
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