1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Gallery Aaldering

Gallery Aaldering is offering this beautiful Jaguar XK120 Roadster for sale. Matching numbers. Fully restored in the past. Jaguar Heritage Certificate.
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In 1953 the average car could reach 100 kilometers per hour with difficulty. In many cases the sundial was more useful than an odometer. The Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater (OTS) still looks fast today, at the time it must have been a car from another dimension. Just imagine that a street scene, consisting mainly of Volkswagen Beetles and a single pre-war car, is suddenly adorned with a design like this. This is a matching numbers Jaguar XK120 from 1953 that was delivered new by Hoffman from New York.

The car has a timelessly beautiful color scheme consisting of “Green over Tan” and has been fully restored in the past. The condition of the car can therefore still be described as very fine. The body and chassis are both in very good condition. The chassis is of course free of rust and the body is fitted with beautiful thin sheet metal with correct fits. This Jaguar XK120 stands on chrome wire wheels with good tires in the correct sizes. The car has a luxurious Mohair convertible top that is in good condition and fits nicely everywhere.

The interior is lined with beautiful beige leather and beige carpets. The leather is wonderfully supple and is in very good condition. The dashboard is also covered with beautiful beige leather and looks beautiful. The instruments and controls are all in very good condition, are completely original and look beautiful. The interior even features a period correct Blaupunkt radio.

The technique has already been completely overhauled and is in very good condition. According to the included Jaguar Heritage Certificate, the engine is still the same one with which the car was delivered new. The 3.4 liter six-in-line produces 160 hp and is coupled to a pleasantly shifting manual transmission with four gears. The rest of the technology is also excellent. The six-in-line engine sounds extra nice thanks to the addition of open air filters. The clutch can be operated precisely and the brakes are also easy to dose. The chassis fits well with the sporty driving behavior of the Jaguar and makes the driving pleasure complete.

This Jaguar XK120 OTS comes with a Jaguar Heritage certificate, an original manual, general information about the car and the brand and invoices of the maintenance. In short, a beautiful Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater in an attractive color scheme and good technical condition.

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Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975. Founder Nico Aaldering and his son Nick are responsible for operational and executive management. The company has been in Brummen since 1987 and started on the location where they currently have their second workshop and detailing shop. Nico started very small, with only three employees. People who still work for the company today. The company grew rapidly and established a name for itself based on quality. In the nineties it was time for expansions after many years of selling Alfa Romeo, then Italian cars later on followed by British cars as well. At the end of 2000 Gallery Aaldering moved to the current premises at the Arnhemsestraat in Brummen. This showroom was build according to Nico's idea and sketches and has a Neoclassical style to match the classic cars inside. During this time Nick entered the company after finishing his studies and working for different automotive companies. Gallery Aaldering expanded and gained momentum with the decades of experience offered by Nico and the bright new ideas and progressive vision offered by Nick. The collection became more diverse with an important move upwards to higher segments. Gallery Aaldering has grown to become one of the largest classic car dealers in Europe. There are about 350 classic cars on display on four floors with a Grand Café and special rooms for business meetings. As a family owned business Gallery Aaldering is proud of its history and traditions, but the future is just as important. At the heart of this all is the passion for classic automobiles. For that reason they participate in the most impressive classic car rally in the world, the Mille Miglia. A deeply rooted love for cars. You will find this in both their genes and the identity of this family owned business.