A unique union of a very special car and an important registration.
NUB120 is perhaps the most famous Jaguar of all, and Jaguar won't be parting with it any time soon. This 1952 XK120 roadster wears NBU120, and though in no way a copy, it is a homage to Ian Appleyard's Alpine winning car. It's the right colour, and the spot lamps, plate and bonnet strap are in the configuration that NUB120 used in the year this XK was built. It has confused a few, but with beautiful dark red wheels and interior it can't really be mistaken for NUB120.
This XK went to the States when new, and at some time in the '90s it was shipped to New Zealand. The Heritage Trust certificate states it was pastel blue with a duo-blue interior. It was changed to old english white and a new dark red interior fitted. The paint is excellent, and the interior is very nicely worn in. It was also changed to RHD.
In 2016 Roger Williams of Suffolk Sports Cars brought it to the UK as his personal car. Although in superb cosmetic and structural condition, over £30,000 of work was carried out in the SS workshops. This included; all new suspension bushes, rear springs, C Type 72 spoke wheels with Blockley tyres, stainless exhaust, aluminum radiator, 11 blade engine fan, electric cooling fan, negative earth conversion, Petronix electronic distributor, correct headlights, Moto Lita steering wheel, dark red toneau, front disc conversion and many other items.
The XK only came up for sale for health reasons, and I was lucky enough to buy it, and join it with the appropriate NBU120 registration.
The body has never been off the chassis, and there is no sign of welding anywhere on the car. It has plainly lived in a dry state. It is possible the matching numbers engine has never been out. It drives exactly as XKs are meant to - smooth and torquey. With the cooling modifications it will handle central London on a hot afternoon, and promises extreme reliability.
Weather gear is all present and correct, though I doubt you'll want to use it.
Tester Engineering are please to offer for sale a 1952 Jaguar XK120. Works are currently ongoing, which means this would be an ideal moment to stake your claim on this beautiful car and incorporate your own wishes. Specification includes • XK120 Roadster all aluminium body • Fully adjustable suspension .....
LHD 3442cc in line, 6 cylinder, twin SU carburators, 4 speed,
car with spats, completely restored few years ago.Genuine car with Matching numbers, private collection, swiss documents MOT test .Lovely driving. very good condition
Available for sale is this very smart Jaguar XK120 Coupe. We acquired this motor car from the long term owner of 20+ years in the USA. An original LHD car, with all matching numbers. Finished in stunning red with complementing `duo` tone interior, red carpets and trim. This is an exceptionally nice .....
Launched in Roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine, the eruption was such that Jaguar founder and design head, William Lyons, put the XK120 into production. The "120" in its name referred to its 120mph top speed which made the XK120 the world's .....
Jaguar XK 120 Drop Head Coupe, present in Denmark
In extremely well preserved condition. Very original and un-molested. Believed never to have been welded.
Original Dutch vehicle - Left hand drive.
Birch Grey color.
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1954 Jaguar XK120 3.4 OTS
The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust trace certificate confirms that this XK120 is a 1954 built 3.4 liter Open Two Seater that was dispatched on 22 February 1954 in left hand drive format to the US main distributor Max Hoffman in New York. The original color scheme was Birch .....
UK Supplied: Right Hand Drive
Matching Numbers: Original Registration Number
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 such a sensation which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to .....