Our shop has been servicing and maintaining this car for several years, but the owner has found she has been driving it less and less, so it’s time to let it go. It received a comprehensive restoration about 15 years ago that has aged well, but it was not done to strict concours standards.
The car has its original engine and our inspections have never revealed past damage or rust issues. It is honestly one of the best running & driving 120s we have had. It doesn’t overheat, the brakes and clutch work well and the engine is strong and tight with great oil pressure. By vintage Jaguar standards, it doesn’t even leak much! It has new batteries & tires and could be taken on a 500-mile tour tomorrow.
Yes, the hood (bonnet!) was louvered many years ago to help keep it cool, but it has the original spats, wheel trim rings, owner’s book, shop manual, spare wheel, jack, etc. The paint is quite good, the leather and top have been replaced and all the instruments work.
It is best described as a real nice driver, not a show queen, simply because of the hood louvers and a color change. A Heritage Certificate has been applied for and we will be posting a full set of professional photos soon, but these will give someone a headstart on this nice XK120.