1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe


Pendine is offering this Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe for sale. 

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1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

An original, home Market Drop Head Coupe that was supplied through Henlys of Manchester in October of 1953. The early history is not known, but Pendine does know that a British engineer by the name of Tony Cotterill owned the XK and emigrated to the USA, taking the car with him. It returned home in around 1996 with a new owner, who undertook a rolling restoration of the car.

Much of the initial work, including the engine rebuild, was by Michal Cannon, of Bakewell, Derbyshire, with finishing work being completed by P&K Thornton. A lot of parts (and from looking at the correspondence, free advice) were supplied by Guy Broad. Finished in white over red, it has been set up for fast, long distance touring. Fitted with a 5 speed gearbox, large carburettors, louvered bonnet, disk brakes, Le Mans petrol filler, expansion tank etc. Trim was supplied and fitted by Suffolk & Turley, and the wood was refurbished at the same time.

After completion in 2000 and some shakedown miles, it competed on the Tour Auto in France. It is a much loved, well used touring Jaguar that has just had an extensive service and fresh MOT to get it ready for this summer. Complete with a Heritage Certificate, FIVA document and its original UK registration number.

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Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, their experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. James Mitchell: Having worked as Business Manager at the world’s leading historic car specialist for over a decade, James’s specialist knowledge is of post-war British sports and racing cars. He has a reputation for being one of the foremost authorities on early Jaguar E-Type’s. James is also the Senior Editor of Speed Age Books, a publishing company dedicated to the publication of bespoke, limited edition volumes on important cars and collections. Historical research is an increasingly important factor within the classic car market, making his specialist knowledge a great asset. James founded Pendine in 2014. Jonny Shears: Raised in and around classic cars, it was only natural for Jonny to pursue a career in the motor industry. Initially starting as an automotive photographer, Jonny helped build one of the country’s leading auction houses. As such, Jonny has been involved in the sale of a great breadth of significant cars, specialising in both the Porsche and Alfa Romeo marques. As an avid enthusiast and historic racer you will often find him at race meetings, either spanner in hand or piloting his Austin Healey Sprite.