1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

This is a lovely XK120 Roadster. The ownership history is known from new; it was originally sold to the Chairman of St. Hellier’s Garage, the Rolls-Royce and Jaguar dealers for the Channel Islands, who kept the car until 1977. The second owner was renowned Porsche racer Nick Faure (co-owning it with Michael Cane Racing), who wrote to a later custodian confirming he had bought the car directly off of the original owner.

There is 35 years of invoicing on file, with MOT’s dating back to 1984 and paperwork showing an engine rebuild in 2013. It drives like a well maintained XK, with excellent door shuts and patina that suggests a cared for existence. A standard specification XK120 with no bells and whistles – a simple, orthodox Home Market Roadster.

Year: 1953
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK 120
Dealer: Pendine
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, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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