Lot 229 - 1978 Jaguar XK120 Roadster recreation

Lot 229 - 1978 Jaguar XK120 Roadster recreation

Lot 229 - 1978 Jaguar XK120 Roadster recreation

Lot Number 229
Registration tbc
Chassis Number ZT-22866DN
Odometer reading 82,096 miles
Result Sold - £15,680

Built to exacting standards to be indistinguishable from the original car this example we are informed used more modern Jaguar components including the larger Jaguar 4 pot calipers and vented disks. 4,2 litre engine with twin SU carburettors and sitting on genuine Jaguar knock on wire wheels, an XK120 on a modern chassis!

Originally registered in the UK an finished in Brilliant red coachwork and contrasting biscuit leather interior and sitting on wire wheels with a manual gearbox coupled to the 4.2 litre Jaguar powerplant from its donor XJ6. This example has been spending much of the last decade touring the south of France and Pyrenees where it has been owned, maintained and used by our vendor who runs a small tourist business providing this and a number of classics for hire during their holidays. The car has been fastidiously maintained with the premises having its own four post ramp and enjoyed regular servicing, the confidence which was proven earlier this month when the vendor drove the car from the South of France to Berkshire without “missing a beat” in his own words. Purchased in 2014 in the UK, this example boasts the side screens, tonneau cover and hood for inclement conditions and has been upgraded to boast electronic ignition. Supplied with the car is a build file including specifications, wiring diagrams and useful information for future owners.

Owned for 10 years, this car has taken part in various European trips, classic car rallies and has been described as incredibly reliable. The V5 has been reapplied for with the DVLA and will arrive in due course for what is a wonderfully practical and economical way to look like £100,000 while costing 75% less! Consignor Mathew Priddy

Guide Price £12,000-£16,000

*Interested parties should note, this is not currently sold with a V5 registration document however one has been applied for by the vendor and will arrive in due course. Also note that contrary to the catalogue description this is not an XK120 by Aristocat but a custom built XK120 replica for which details can be found in the history file.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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