Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster 1953

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Lot No: 64

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1953 Jaguar XK120 SE 15,006 (Not Warranted) £57,240 + buyers premium


This LHD XK120SE was supplied new in January 1953 to a Dr Mc Brathey in Los Angeles. Imported into Ireland by one of Ireland’s most renowned car collectors in 1990 it was on static display in his collection until 2006 when he sold it to the last owner who set about refreshing it to the condition it is in today. Receipts on file for parts purchased from Guy Broad from 2006 to date total around £12,000.
The body and chassis were, and still are, all in good rust free condition with the only panel replaced being the left hand door. The car was refinished in the owner’s choice of Old English White with dark red interior. The wheels were powder coated to match and fitted with 5 new Vredestein tyres. The interior was retrimmed in leather and new carpets fitted. Mechanically the car has received a disc brake conversion to the front. New telescopic dampers were fitted along with a complete brake and suspension overhaul. New exhaust manifolds were fitted along with a stainless exhaust. A Kenlowe fan is wired in along with electronic ignition. Many body fittings and lamps were also replaced.
The car looks very sharp and it is reported that it drives very well. Some may feel that work may be desirable to tidy up the electrics and to service the instrumentation which are working erratically. The hood frame is present and fitted with an old hood; the side screens and tonneau cover are missing. It should also be noted that the engine number corresponds to one from an XK150 3.4.
The car comes with a handbook and factory parts catalogue as well as a heritage certificate and receipts. There are also some photos of the car undergoing the refurbishment.
Currently registered in the Irish Republic. We will provide NOVA declaration and assist with registration in UK.

Full Details:

Lot No. 64
Auction 29th July 2016 - 90% SOLD
Vehicle Make Jaguar
Vehicle Model XK120 SE
Year of Manufacture 1953
Mileage 15,006 (Not Warranted)
Registration 53KE23
Date first Registered 29-01-1953
Chassis Number S673502
Engine Number TBC
Estimated Sale Price £30,000 - 35,000

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